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Application Deadline for the 2-year AEGD Program for foreign-trained dentists is October 1, 2023.
Application Deadline for the 1-year AEGD Program for US/Canadian-trained dentists is October 15, 2023.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health / Educational Programs / Advanced Education General Dentistry

Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD)


Hans Malmstrom, D.D.S.
AEGD (2-Year) Program Director


Alexis Ghanem, D.D.S.

AEGD (1-Year) Program Director


Michael Yunker, D.D.S.

AEGD Assistant Program Director

Program Highlights

  • Open to US/Canadian and foreign trained dentists
  • One and two-year AEGD certificate program, approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The three-year program included concurrent enrollment in the Master of Science in Dental Sciences degree program. 
  • Foreign-trained applicants: two-year AEGD program
  • US/Canadian applicants: choose between one or two-year AEGD program
  • Those enrolled in the two-year AEGD program may integrate this program with research training.

AEGD Clinical Activities

  • Residents receive clinical training in removable and fixed prosthodontics, periodontics, operative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, dental implantology, orthodontics and research.
  • Residents carry out treatment plans and case management with the guidance of faculty including specialists in orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontology, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral pathology, and general dentistry.

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What Sets Us Apart

About the Program

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program is designed to provide training beyond the level of pre-doctoral education in Oral Health Care using applied basic and behavior sciences.

Flexible Curriculum

The didactic curriculum for both the one- and two-year dental residency programs consist of required and elective course work.

Resident Life

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

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