AEGD Program

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Our program offers two distinct options based on the candidate’s dental training.  Application procedures are different for each.

  • Traditional one-year residency program for candidates with DDS or DMD degrees from the US or Canada.  Applications/acceptances are through PASS/MATCH. 
  • Two-year International Scholars Program for internationally trained dentists.  Candidates must be financially supported by their host institution and document that they will return to the institution/employer upon program completion; self-supported candidates are not eligible and may want to consider our International Dentist Program.  Applications are submitted via the UB Application. 
North American Candidates — Fall 2022 Enrollment

Applications will be accepted May 13 - October 15, 2021.

Application for North American DDS/DMD Candidates

International Candidates

Applications will be accepted July 1 - October 31, 2021.

For admission to the AEGD program, international candidates must apply to two programs via the UB Application system:

  • Apply to AEGD program via the UB Application
  • Submit a second UB Application to one of the following MS programs:

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About the Program

This program is designed to reflect a private general practice setting as closely as possible. While this program is not a fifth year of dental school, its location within the School of Dental Medicine offers several advantages including an excellent faculty/resident ratio and access to all specialties.

  • To provide the resident with a broad-based comprehensive clinical experience in general dentistry
  • To educate each resident in the principles of modern oral healthcare delivery thatprovides a foundation for continued, future learning
  • To emphasize the comprehensive care of patients
  • To understand the oral health needs of communities and of the dental professional’s role in community service

The program provides advanced training beyond the level of predoctoral education in clinical dentistry and applied basic and behavioral sciences.  During this program, students can refine the skills necessary for the generalist to provide comprehensive patient care for all population groups.

This is a planned, sequential postdoctoral training program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of graduates who want to enhance their skills as general practitioners.  The program is a supplement to the predoctoral curriculum, but is not a required component of that educational sequence.

A Well-Rounded Program With An Emphasis on Implantology

Students receive both clinical experience and didactic training, including implant training and experience in both surgery and restoration.

Support From Hygienists and Assistants

Each resident is assigned one dedicated operatory with added charges available as needed.  Residents work closely with hygienists in the school’s Oral Hygiene Recall program. Assistance from a certified dental assistant for any procedure is available when necessary. Due to the fluctuating number of providers in the clinic at any one time, we do not always have a 1:1 ratio, but we make every effort to assure efficient utilization of support staff.

We encourage visits from prospective students, and we are actively looking for students from other schools.

Application Information

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past academic record, their demonstrated interest in pursuing general dentistry as a career and a personal interview. Applicant integrity, motivation, industry, resourcefulness and background knowledge will be subjects of discussion during the interview.


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Advanced Education Admissions

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