Applicant Information

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. This policy extends to all educational, service, and employment programs of the University.

Bloodborne Pathogens / Infectious Diseases Policy:

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry's Clinical Policies and Procedures on blood-borne infectious diseases ensure provision of "an environment which does not discriminate based on infectious disease status.. Additionally, the curriculum at the School must prepare the students for provision and/or support of oral health care services to patients with blood borne infectious diseases. Consistent with its educational mission and applicable laws, the School of Dentistry will provide specific bloodborne pathogen training for all health care workers and other employees and students of the School of Dentistry. This will include knowledge of infection and transmission of disease, and the use of universal precautions."

For further information on this topic, the American Dental Association has issued a "Policy Statement on Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control and the Practice of Dentistry" that may be accessed here.

Policies on blood-borne and infectious diseases are available to applicants for admission and patients by contacting the AEGD Program Director at the address and/or phone number listed in this website.

Admission Information for the AEGD program:

Six residents are accepted into the first year AEGD Program each year and are paid a stipend of $38,500. A postgraduate certificate in advanced general dentistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Admission to the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry requires:

1.    A DDS or DMD degree from an accredited United States or Canadian Dental School, according to the standards of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

2.    Canadian or U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency Status (the “Green Card”).

3.    Evidence of satisfactory completion of the written National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II (If you are currently a senior dental student, results from Part II may be forwarded directly to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry once received).

4. Graduates from an international dental school with equivalent education and training to graduates of CODA dental schools as determined by the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry AEGD Program admissions committee.

5.    Application to the AEGD Program is initiated through the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Please check with PASS that your information has been received by them as they will only forward completed records to the University for processing.

6.    To begin your application through Pass, visit

7.    For application instructions, go to

Official transcripts from all colleges, universities and dental schools attended, including GPA and class rank. The applicant must send official transcripts from their study at undergraduate college directly to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, AEGD Program.  

Dr. Nina Ghobadi
Director, AEGD Program
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
3223 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Please do not send undergraduate college transcripts to PASS as they will not accept them. 

8.    Three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty; a minimum of two must be from faculty who can evaluate your clinical skills.  A seperate application fee of $50.00 is required when applying to the AEGD Program. Please make checks payable to: Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. 2x2 inch photo of your face. 

9.    The AEGD program does not participate in the National Matching Service. Applicants will be notified of their admission consideration upon completion of all interview days.


Supplemental Documents required to be sent to the attention of Dr. Nina Ghobadi at the address listed above: 

  1. A seperate application fee of $50.00 is required when applying to the AEGD Program. Please make checks payable to: Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
  2. A 2x2 inch photo of your face.

The deadline for completed applications is October 1st of the year preceding the expected date of enrollment. All AEGD applicants must participate in PASS and must have their application materials submitted to PASS by September 15th  in order to allow PASS sufficient time to process their materials and submit them to Temple by the October 1st deadline. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Upon review of all completed applications, the AEGD Program Admissions Committee will extend invitations for interviews to those applicants being seriously considered for acceptance. Interviewees are required to come to Temple University for a personal interview; however, an interview appointment does not guarantee admission into the program.

For further information on the AEGD programs, please contact Dr. Ghobadi at