AEGD Admission requirements:
Prospective postdoctoral students seeking admissions for the entering 2017 class will be able to submit an application in April of this year. Please revisit us then for further instructions.
The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program is a one year residency program whose purpose is to develop and enhance the didactic knowledge, clinical skills, and related professional interests of the recently graduated dental student while stressing the general dental care of complex medically compromised and developmentally disabled hospitalized patients. The second-year position offers additional responsibilities in administration, teaching and research, and additional training for proficiency in clinical general dentistry.
The aegd program provides residents with the training and experience in comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care at a level of skill and complexity beyond that accomplished in predoctoral training. This training focuses on different types of patients, including patients with special needs. The program emphasizes resident training in clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and provision of sequenced comprehensive care that addresses the patient's needs, desires, and limitations. Patients with very complex medical histories, multifaceted infectious diseases, developmental disabilities, geriatric medical complications, and those patients who cannot be examined, diagnosed, or treatment planned in a clinical outpatient environment are directly referred to the aegd program.
Given the close relationship with the NYPH, the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), the CUCDM, the Columbia University Morningside Dental Practice, as well as other affiliated community and geriatric dentistry treatment centers, the program is in the position of having a large and diverse patient pool as a source of patients for the residents. With the Advanced Education in General Dentistry clinic being an integral part of the dental school, residents are referred patients from the school’s triage area where they have been previously screened and assessed by faculty to require dental treatment at a level beyond that of the predoctoral student.
Residents engage in episodic care only when their assigned patient seeks treatment on an irregular basis or will not keep regularly scheduled appointments for comprehensive dental care. They provide emergency dental care as the need arises, as any practitioner would in a large group practice, but they are not routinely scheduled to do so. With all the postdoctoral specialty programs present in the dental school, residents have the opportunity to work closely with their faculty and postdoctoral students in a number of disciplines and to receive their referrals.
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program Goals
1. Patient Care: Provide comprehensive interdisciplinary oral health care to pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients relevant to their medical, dental, and psychosocial needs.
2. General Dentistry: Provide training to residents in advanced general dentistry procedures.
3. Resident Education: Provide the resident with didactic knowledge and skills beyond the predoctoral level. Review and critically assess in both the print and digital media published dental literature to include the areas of ethics, jurisprudence, practice management, quality assurance, and risk management.
4. Community Service: Provide oral health care to patients especially those with special needs in the community serviced by the Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
5. Hospital Dentistry: Provide general dental care while functioning effectively within a hospital and operating room environment, and in consultation with physicians, surgeons, and other health care professionals.
6. Continue to provide training to residents in more complex general dentistry procedures and interdisciplinary patient care experiences.
7. Develop skills in the management and delivery of oral health care and advocacy for its access to the community. Participate in the administration of the program and in the maintenance of its continuous quality improvement.
8. Develop skills in the instruction and supervision of first-year residents and predoctoral dental students.