Thank you for your interest in Temple University Dental School's Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program! This twelve-month-long postdoctoral program is nationally recognized for the excellence of its clinical and didactic curricular components. Although our AEGD Program is not hospital-based, we refer to our students as Residents. We are part of the Temple University Health Science Center, and our practice base includes many outpatients with complex medical histories who are referred to our Residents for the dental care they require before undergoing cardiac or renal transplant surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy for cancer. The AEGD Faculty members are dedicated to providing a learning environment that encourages each Resident to maximize his or her clinical potential, in order to undergo the metamorphosis from a fourth year dental student to a professional practice colleague. At the end of the Program Year, your Faculty and I want nothing more than to see you "hit the ground running" as you enter professional practice! In fact, many practices contact us to recruit our Residents for employment.