The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program offered by NSU College of Dental Medicine is a one-year general dental program with an optional second year focused on more advanced general dentistry. The program is recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and culminates in a certificate from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. The residency is designed to refine and enhance the resident's clinical skills and scientific knowledge base to improve the practice of general dentistry.
The AEGD residency has a well-defined clinical and didactic component. This course of study is designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry beyond the level of predoctoral education. The comprehensive program of didactic lectures and seminars in all disciplines of dentistry support the training in the clinical setting.
At the commencement of the program there is an intensive orientation program during which residents will be given training in areas of dentistry that will help enhance their learning experience for the next twelve months. All residents will obtain clinical training in medical/patient management, treatment planning, preventative/restorative dentistry, dental materials, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, implantology, oral surgery, oral medicine/TMD, and practice management. The intention of providing specialty seminars to the curriculum is to help the residents maximize their learning experience while in the program and to provide a solid foundation for expansion of knowledge in these areas throughout their career.
The didactic and clinical aspects of the residency occur Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and include general patient care as well as clinical rotations. With this schedule, approximately eighty percent of the resident's time is directed towards clinical education.