Our program offers two distinct options based on the candidate’s dental training. Application procedures are different for each.
Applications will be accepted May 13 - October 15, 2021.
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:
If you are a currently unable to take IELTS, PTE or TOEFL due to cancellations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) with a score of 120 or higher for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home
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.
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.
Students receive both clinical experience and didactic training, including implant training and experience in both surgery and restoration.
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.
The program in advanced education in general dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
Typically this is a one-year program, but an optional second year is also offered; the second year expands on the knowledge and experience obtained in the first year. This second year option is only available to those currently enrolled in our first year program.
Faculty is one of the greatest assets of the AEGD program. All general dental faculty members have experience in private practice, and there is access to faculty in every dental specialty. Two dedicated faculty members are assigned at each clinic session, and the ratio of faculty to residents is 1:5 or better. The program relies on more than 35 associated faculty members, with supervising faculty whose only responsibility is resident instruction.
Faculty may include those who are:
The curriculum is designed to provide advanced training beyond pre-doctoral education in clinical dentistry. Students will refine those skills necessary to provide comprehensive patient care for all population groups.
Available experience includes:
AEGD Residents are selected from students who have completed a course of study in a CODA accredited dental school and who have graduated with a DDS or DMD degree. Six traditional positions are offered annually, pending the number of residents who are accepted in the optional second year.
AEGD Residents receive a salary during their year of training.
The School of Dental Medicine established the International Advanced Education Scholar Program with the goal of promoting and improving the level of dentistry at other dental institutions around the world. Through this program, current and future faculty members supported by their institutions (dental schools, hospitals and government institutions) can receive advanced education training along with MS and/or PhD degrees. The AEGD Program participates in the International Scholars Program.
AEGD International Scholars:
One or two international scholars are accepted each year.
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.
|Applications Accepted||May 13 - October 15, 2021|
|Interviews||November and/or early December, 2021|
|Acceptance Letters Sent Out||Candidates notified by MATCH in late January, 2022|
AEGD Residents are selected from students who have completed a course of study in a US or Canadian, CODA/ CDAC accredited dental school and who have graduated with a DDS or DMD degree. Applicants must have a New York State License, or be eligible for a New York State Limited Permit to Practice Dentistry.
Candidates must meet all requirements, including deadlines, of the PASS Application process as published by PASS. All North American DDS/DMD degree candidates should apply through PASS. The AEGD program participates in both the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the National Matching Service (NMS). Applicants must complete and submit the PASS Application and also register for the Match through the PASS website. No independent applications are accepted.
Candidates accepted by the AEGD program must submit an official, final transcript along with a copy of their diploma upon dental school graduation
AEGD International Scholars must concurrently pursue a research program; this is customarily an MS in either Oral Sciences or Biomaterials. Applications to AEGD will be considered incomplete unless an application has been made to one of the research programs (Biomaterials or Oral Sciences).
|Applications Accepted||July 1 - October 31, 2021|
|Interviews||December, 2021 and January, 2022|
|Acceptance Letters Sent Out||January and February, 2022|
Important Application Instructions:
A MINIMUM of 5 letters are needed to complete an application
1. EVERY candidate MUST submit a letter from the applicant's institution. The letter must confirm academic and financial support from their employer/institution indicating that the student will return to the home institution after program completion.
2. EVERY candidate MUST have three Letters of Recommendation PLUS a letter signed by the school's Dean or designee.
(See submission instructions below)
To apply for the AEGD International Scholars program please submit all documents listed below on-line via the UB application. Your application will not be complete until these items have been received and you have submitted your application for review.
Once you have submitted your online application for review, you will be able to pay the application fee by credit/debit card. A payment link will be accessible via the applicant portal once you submit your application. Your application cannot be reviewed until the fee has been paid. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.
If you are accepted into the program you will be asked to submit original transcripts with proper signatures, seals or stamps. Academic documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an exact, certified translation; ECE course-by-course report is preferred. Please include copy of certificate with proof of degree.
TOEFL score report must be at or above minimum of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) or better obtained within eighteen months of the application deadline. An official score report must be provided upon acceptance. UB’s School Code is: 2925.