Advanced Education in General Dentistry

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.  However, most lectures and seminars are scheduled on Friday afternoons. The program starts on July 22 and ends on June 30 of the following year. No time off is allowed in the month of July or during orientation.

Additionally, our residents are expected to regularly work at the Good Shepherd Missionin the evening, supervising and assisting dental students with charitable care, as well as treating pediatric patients. Residents also participate as volunteers on the Oklahoma Dental Foundation Mobile Van, a traveling RV-style mobile dental care unit.

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

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.

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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.

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Contact

Director of AEGD The University of Oklahoma 
College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73117
Phone:  (405) 271-6486
Fax:  (405) 271-7538