The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation to begin an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at its Memphis campus.
The college is accepting four candidates for the inaugural cohort of the one-year program, which will begin July 1. The deadline for application is April 15.
The AEGD-Memphis program will offer advanced clinical training beyond that achieved in dental school. The residents will have the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to patients of diverse populations with the support and supervision of faculty from the fields of prosthodontics, operative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and dental implantology.
The didactic component will include instruction in pain management, diagnosis and treatment planning, esthetic dentistry, dentures, crown and bridge work, dental implants, orthodontics for the general practitioner, dental emergencies, medical emergencies in the dental office, implant dentistry, law pertaining to dentistry, as well as a special emphasis on practice management.
“The goal of the AEGD program is the development of the adroit, technologically savvy, ethical, and evidence-based dentist,” said Bard Levey, DDS, assistant professor in the Department of General Dentistry at UTHSC and site director for the AEGD-Memphis program. “The graduating resident will also become an excellent diagnostician, armed with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to make informed career decisions.
“At the UTHSC College of Dentistry, we are very excited about expanding our Advanced Education in General Dentistry program by adding a second site,” said Dean James Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD. The college already has a site in Nashville. “The residents in this program will have a tremendous opportunity to hone their clinical skills before entering private practice.”