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AEGD Program

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program

Applications for Fall 2018 are due as follows:

All North American DDS/DMD degree candidates: Apply through PASS between May 15 - October 15, 2017

All International Candidates: Apply through UB Gradmit (not PASS) between July 1 -  November 1, 2017

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) was founded July, 1991. This program is designed to reflect as closely as possible a private general practice setting, while still functioning harmoniously in a dental school environment.

An advanced educational program in general dentistry provides advanced training beyond the level of predoctoral education in clinical dentistry and applied basic and behavioral sciences, as well as refines those skills necessary for the generalist to provide comprehensive patient care for all population groups. It is a planned, sequential postdoctoral training program that is one year in length, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of graduates desirous of enhancing their skills as general practitioners. The program is a supplement to the predoctoral curriculum, but is not a required component of that educational sequence. An optional second year is offered that expands on the knowledge and experience obtained in the first year of the Program.

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.

AEGD Resident Program

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 D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree. Applicants must have a New York State License, or be eligible for a New York State Limited Permit to Practice Dentistry. 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 Residents receive a salary during their year of training.

Application Requirements:


PASS Application and Match registration are required. Apply on-line at:

International AEGD Participants

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.  

Please note that all AEGD International Scholars must concurrently pursue a research program; this is customarily an M.S. in either Oral Sciences or Biomaterials.  Applications to AEGD will be considered incomplete unless separate application has also been made to one of the research programs. 

AEGD International Scholars are required to pay all routine advanced education tuition and fees, as well as an extra fee to offset the costs of the scholar's training including program coordination, teaching, and research and certification in a clinical program.  AEGD International Scholars do not receive a salary during their program. 

Application Requirements

Application Requirements:

To apply for the AEGD International Scholars program please submit all documents listed below on-line in GRADMIT. Your application will not be complete until these items have been received and you have submitted your application for formal review.

1. On-line Application

  • Please Note: The International On-line Application is for applicants who have not graduated from a US or Canadian dental school - regardless of citizenship; check the box for "International Applicant" after selecting degree program on the Interactive Graduate Application Site (GRADMIT)
  • Please complete all questions on the application completely and accurately.

2. A letter from the applicant's institution supporting his/her admission to the AEGD International Scholar Program and verifying that they will be returning to that institution upon completion of the program.

3. CV / Resume

4. Two letters of recommendation and a Dean's letter (if graduated from a US or Canadian dental school), otherwise three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters must be uploaded electronically:

  • In the recommendation section of this online application, you submit three referees with their email addresses. They will receive an email notification to electronically submit an online recommendation only after you submit your application for formal review.

5. Unofficial transcripts from EVERY college/university attended 

In addition to the transcripts please upload the following required documents in the Unofficial Transcripts section:

1. Photocopy of certificate with proof of degree 

2. Unofficial Course-by-Course Evaluation conducted by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) 

3. Photocopy of your Certificate of internship.

  • 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..

6. Unofficial TOEFL Score Report at or above minimum of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) or better obtained within eighteen months of the application deadline.

  • If you are accepted into the program you will be asked to submit original TOEFL score reports.

7. UB Financial Form / Financial Scholarship

  • All International applicants must complete and upload to their application the UB financial form documenting all the sources of your financial support with the sponsor's signature. Official supporting documentation as outlined in the instructions must also be uploaded.
  • Official financial documents verifying scholarship support from your government - upload in Bank Documents section
  • No certificate of eligibility will be issued without satisfactory financial documentation. Financial documentation is required for visa issuance only-documentation may be submitted after acceptance but I-20 documentation cannot be issued without it.

8. Photocopy of passport biographical page

9. Photocopy of your current I-20 AND the F-1 visa stamp in your passport if you are currently an F-1 student

* All documents become property of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and are not returnable to the applicant.

If you have questions regarding the AEGD Resident Program application process please contact: Mr. Nick Sniatecki, Telephone: (716) 829-2862, E-mail

If you have questions regarding the International Scholars Program application process please contact: Ms. Kristin Yager, Advanced Education Admissions Coordinator, Telephone: (716) 829-2839, E-mail