The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry's AEGD Program began in 1990 as a Fellowship in General Dentistry with two students. Over the course of two years, the program expanded to accommodate six residents. In 1998, the program moved to a larger clinical facility that included a fully equipped dental laboratory, expanded dental operatories, resident office space, radiology capability, chart storage, instrument and materials storage, sterilization area, waiting room, and front desk space. Fully accredited (with commendation) since its inception, The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry's AEGD Program is nationally recognized for the depth and breadth of its curriculum. This twelve-month program is a formalized clinical and didactic experience designed to accommodate six recent dental school graduates who wish to enrich their knowledge base and skills for the practice of general dentistry.
The program provides a broad-based experience in diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of comprehensive general dental care to a wide variety of patients. Integration of the various disciplines of clinical dentistry, giving consideration to the patient's medical, dental, and psychosocial status, forms the program's broad approach to patient care.
The curriculum includes weekly Treatment Planning seminars (which provide advanced education in diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as in presentation of clinical cases), weekly Literature Review seminars (covering historical and current articles from the peer-reviewed scientific dental literature), and Topics in General Dentistry seminars. Participation in selected CORE course offerings with other postdoctoral students of the School of Dentistry add to the curriculum's strength.
Close interaction with all dental specialties within the school is maintained through combined seminars and the treatment of patients using a multidisciplinary approach. Rotations in Oral Surgery and Physical Diagnosis supplement the comprehensive patient care assignment in the AEGD clinical facility.
The program length is one full year, from July 1st through June 30th; all incoming students must be available to start the Program on July 1. The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., five days per week.
Six students are accepted into the First Year AEGD Program each year, and are paid a stipend of $38,500. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the Program.