Advanced Education in General Dentistry
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Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Overview

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is one of several residency programs offered at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, providing you the tools to propel your career in dentistry forward.   

This comprehensive program is designed to enhance your clinical skills and productivity and is an excellent preparation for those looking to open a private practice.

Program Structure

As an AEGD resident, you will provide comprehensive care to a varied community and spend approximately 80 percent of the program involved in direct patient care in a group practice environment. From routine check-ups to placing and restoring dental implants, each day will offer new and complex challenges.

The program provides didactic and/or clinical training in each of the following areas:

  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning                                                                                                          
  • Endodontics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Implants
  • Oral Pathology
  • Minor Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Practice Management

If selected, you will be one of an elite group of only six residents to participate in this advanced program. The hours in the AEGD Program for residents are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for occasional didactic sessions, which may occur before or after these hours.  Residents may need to work beyond these hours, if needed, to keep up with patient records, treatment planning or lab work.  Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are expected to be on time and to maintain a professional appearance. 

Residents will attend all classes, seminars, lectures, and meetings that are scheduled by the director of the program.  These may occasionally include evening or weekend sessions that are important supplements to the program. Additionally, the residents are encouraged to give back to the community by volunteering at Crossings Community Clinic one day a month. The program starts on the first week of July and ends on the last week of June of the following year. No time off is allowed in the month of July or during orientation.

As a participant in the program, there is no tuition, instead, you will receive a stipend of $30,000 for one year program. For two year programs you will receive a stipend of $40,000. In addition, you will receive health and professional liability insurance coverage and are entitled to 10 days of paid time off during the year.

At this time, the Department of Periodontics is unable to obtain or sponsor visas for international applicants. The applicant will be responsible for obtaining their own visa and/or other travel documentation.

State-of-the-Art Technology

AEGD students train and perform procedures in renovated facilities that incorporate the latest in clinical and research technology.


Digital Radiography

Digital radiography captures a patient’s radiograph digitally instead of using traditional film. Utilization of this technology reduces patient radiation exposure and allows immediate image viewing. This technology is critical in the practice of dentistry today.

Implant Training and Technology

This program will advance your knowledge and experience in both implant placement techniques and technology. Our goal is to prepare the resident to incorporate implant dentistry in their private practice and to be able to communicate with specialties throughout the treatment process. 

Intraoral Camera

The resident will learn how to utilize the intraoral camera as a teaching tool to help gain case acceptance. This diagnostic piece of equipment will aid in evaluating and diagnosing dental problems.

CAD/CAM

CAD/CAM restorations are rapidly becoming an alternative to traditional cast restorations. Residents will gain experience in proper case selection for the use of these restorations.  Furthermore, you will learn to design your case and mill the case in our clinic.  This system allows a crown to be fabricated and bonded in the same appointment.

Digital Impressions

 Our program utilizes both digital and traditional impression techniques in treating patients. 

Endodontic Microscope

It is important for a resident to be able treat more complex endodontic cases. Utilization of the microscope will allow the student resident to view and treat complex endodontic canal systems that often face a clinician. The resident will work with an Endodontist to gain a better understanding and utilization of this technology.

City Life

Oklahoma City offers all of the culture, cuisine, attractions and amenities you'd expect in a modern metropolis and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Our campus is just a few minutes from the city center and nearby Bricktown, an early-day warehouse area transformed into one of the fastest growing entertainment district in the Southwest. Next door is the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team, live concerts and world-class events. 

For more information and things to do in Oklahoma City: visitokc.com

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Contact

Mary Hamburg D.D.S., M.S.
Interim Program Director 
AEGD-Director@ouhsc.edu
Phone:  (405) 271-2380
Fax:  (405) 271-3851