Educational Program

Residents are exposed to aspects of dentistry that are not traditionally part of the pre-doctoral core curriculum including: advanced treatment planning, surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry, periodontal surgery, pediatric dentistry, complex prosthodontic treatment, advanced dental alveolar surgery, treatment of medically compromised patients and oral medicine, TMJ disorders, and esthetic dentistry.

The clinical program will consist of providing patient care at UDMSOD Corktown Campus dental clinic and at St. John Providence Health Riverview dental clinic. During clinical training, residents will provide comprehensive and emergency care to patients who present with complicated medical and/or dental conditions requiring multidisciplinary oral health care. Residents will also participate in rotations in pediatric dentistry, outreach/community dentistry, and oral surgery including a one-month rotation in the St. John Providence Health Oral Surgery Program.

Didactic educational opportunities are provided in addition to clinical experiences. Many of the classes are Master's level courses and include material and participation of residents from other specialty programs. The courses are offered to the AEGD resident as additional educational experiences; however, residents are not subject to the same grading criteria as the specialty program residents and will not receive credit towards a Master’s degree.