AEGD Program

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

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 ingeneral 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’srole in community service
North American Candidates — Fall 2019 Enrollment

The deadline for this application cycle has passed.

Application for North American DDS/DMD Candidates

International Candidates

The deadline for this application cycle has passed.

For admission to the AEGD program, international candidates must apply to one of the following MS programs:

Oral Sciences

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About the Program

The advanced educational program in general dentistry 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 one-week summer externship opportunity is also available to those interested in learning more about the program.

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.


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

Length of Program

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:

  • Dual-certified
  • Diplomates of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Advanced certification holders in esthetic dentistry


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:

  • Restorative dentistry: direct restorations using resin composite and amalgam
  • Prosthetic dentistry: single crowns, fixed dental prosthetic units, complete and partial dentures
  • Esthetic dentistry
  • Implant dentistry: placement and restoration of single and multiple units
  • Digital dentistry: CEREC, Planmeca, 3Shape triOS
  • Cone Beam CT and implant planning software 
  • Soft tissue diode lasers and piezosurgery
  • Periodontal and oral surgery
  • Rotary endodontics
  • Bone grafting
  • Treatment planning of complex cases
  • Care of medically complex patients
  • Teaching in the pre-doctoral program

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 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.

International AEGD Program

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: 

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Do not receive a salary during their program.

One or two international scholars are accepted each year.


Tuition and fees are only applicable to International Scholars







Activity Fee: Mandatory fee leveled by student's respective divisions.

Academic Excellence Fee: Mandatory fee used to enhance student academic support services,advisement, research opportunities, equipment, facilities, and scholarship. technology needs, new campus life initiative/improvements.

International Student Fee: ($100/Semester) Applicable to all matriculated international students.


Learn more about the International Student Fee

Please note:

  1. The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.
  2. Most clinical certificate programs are subject to additional expenses; please contact your program director to determine costs.

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.

AEGD Traditional Resident Candidates — How to Apply

Fall 2018 Applicants — Important Dates

Step Date(s)
Applications Accepted May 15 - October 15, 2018
Interviews November and/or early December, 2018
Acceptance Letters Sent Out Candidates notified by MATCH in late January, 2019

Application Requirements

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.

Apply Through PASS

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 Scholar Candidates — How to Apply

International Scholars DO NOT use PASS

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).

Fall 2018 Applicants — Important Dates

Step Date(s)
Applications Accepted July 1 - November 1, 2018
Interviews January and/or February, 2019
Acceptance Letters Sent Out Rolling, soon after interviews completed

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 complete all questions on the application completely and accurately.
  • You must complete the International On-Line Application if you are an international student who is not an immigrant, regardless of where you graduated from dental school; check the box for "International Applicant" after selecting degree program on the Interactive Graduate Application Site (GRADMIT)
  • You must complete the Domestic On-Line Application if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., regardless of where you graduated from dental school

2. A letter from the applicant’s institution

The letter needs to support his/her admission to the AEGD International Scholar Program and verify that they will be returning to that institution upon completion of the program.

3. CV / Resume

4. Letters of Recommendation

  • 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:

  • Photocopy of certificate with proof of degree 
  • Unofficial Course-by-Course Evaluation conducted by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) 
  • 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 That Meets Requirements

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.

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

7. UB Financial Form / Bank Documents

  • 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 if applicable. Upload in the 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.



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