AEGD Residency Curriculum

The AEGD program provides extensive training in general dentistry and emphasizes treatment planning, patient management and comprehensive care. The program provides didactic and clinical training in restorative dentistry, esthetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, full mouth rehabilitation, and implant dentistry (both surgical and restorative) to mention a few. The didactic component of the program is conducted in both a formal course schedule and departmental seminars.

Formal Didactic Courses:

  • Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Pharmacology
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars
  • Correlative Medical Sciences
  • Advanced Oral pathology
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Ethics
  • Head and neck Anatomy
  • Correlative medical sciences


  • Literature Review
  • Case Presentations
  • Occlusion
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Implantology
  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Pain and Anxiety Control in the Conscious Patient
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Special Care Patients, Including the Medically Compromised
  • Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Oral Medicine
  • Practice Management

Clinical Components and Rotations

Most of the resident's time is spent providing comprehensive care to a diverse population of patients. In addition, each resident is on call one week per month to cover University Hospitals emergency department, and to provide consultations and dental clearances as needed by the UH medical departments. Most of the services to the hospital’s patients are provided after hours. The hospital is conveniently located a short distance from the AEGD clinic. The hospital duty enriches the residents’ ability to interact with other health care providers and enhances their ability to incorporate dental service for the medical patients.