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 transplant surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or hip and knee replacement surgery. 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.
The programs in Predoctoral Dental Education (DMD), Advanced Specialty Education in Dental Public Health, Advanced Specialty Education in Endodontics, Advanced Specialty Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics are also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been given the accreditation status of Approval (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 60611-2678. The commission's web address is: http://ada.org/100.aspx. The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. However, accreditation of the program does not, in itself, constitute recognition of any dental specially status.