Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program
Department of Restorative Dentistry
215 Squire Hall
Frank C. Barnashuk , D.D.S., Program Director
Fall 2017 Applications are due:
AEGD Resident Program:
All North American DDS/DMD degree candidates
-Apply through PASS Only
PASS Applications due by October 15, 2017
AEGD International Scholars Program:
All government or institutionally sponsored International DDS degree candidates
Apply through link below ONLY ----DO NOT APPLY THROUGH PASS
Applications accepted July 1 - November 1, 2017
AEGD International Scholars Program applicants please do NOT apply through PASS, as your application will not be considered. Please apply directly to the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine using the link below:
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 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.
AEGD Resident Program (GRADUATES OF U.S. OR CANADIAN DENTAL SCHOOLS):
PASS Application and Match registration are required. Apply on-line at: https://portal.passweb.org/
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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: Ms. Penny Cirbus, Telephone: (716) 829-2862, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com