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AEGD Curriculum

Detroit Mercy AEGD

The AEGD curriculum is designed to meet program goals, objectives and CODA Standards which lead to competence by providing both didactic and clinical learning opportunities for residents.

Didactic educational opportunities are provided in addition to clinical experiences. Many of the courses 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. Most courses are taught as seminars, focusing on case-based discussions. Continuing education courses (CE) are included whenever possible to cover required topics and promote networking with dental professionals from a variety of backgrounds and practices.

After the first year, two second-year positions may be made available to graduating residents. The total number of residents shall not exceed 7. The decision to pursue the second year must be made by the end of the first six months of year one. A PGY 2 "chief resident" position will contribute to the enrichment of the academic curricula and offer interested candidates access to administrative and academic development programs. In addition to serving as a liaison between administrative faculty and first year residents, the chief resident will be provided with advanced training as a second year resident. Each second year resident, will teach in the pre-doctoral Emergency clinic in the Fall and Winter semester, one clinic session per week. The second year resident will be asked to pursue an area of specific interest (e.g. research, public health, a particular clinical discipline, etc.). Concentrated instruction will be provided to promote development in the chosen area.

Didactics

Year one curriculum: July 1st to June 30th of year one
Year two curriculum: Contact the Program Director

Download Course Descriptions here.

Summer Term - First Year
Course Title Course Director
Advanced General Dentistry Seminar M. Parise
Head and Neck Anatomy M. Ahmad
Evidence-Based Dentistry M. Parise/M. Wheater
Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patients I W.C. Foong/M. Parise
Fall Term - First Year
Course Title Course Director
Advance General Dentistry Seminar M. Parise
Oral Pathology J. Ojha
Periodontics Case Review B. Kinaia/M. Parise
Evidence-Based Dentistry M. Parise/M. Wheater
Advanced Periodontal Surgery Seminar I B. Kinaia/M. Parise
Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patients I W.C. Foong/M. Parise
Winter Term - First Year
Advanced General Dentistry Seminar M. Parise
Periodontics Case Review B. Kinaia/M. Parise
Ethics & Professional Responsibility P. Zarkowski
Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patients I W.C. Foong/M. Parise
Advanced Periodontal Surgery Seminar II B. Kinaia/M. Parise
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