Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)


The AEGD program at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry involves a partnership with Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. The AEGD program is a 12 month (PGY1) program with an optional second year (PGY2). Faculty for the program are full-time and part-time faculty of Detroit Mercy Dental. The program shares faculty, clinical facilities and training with other Detroit Mercy Dental graduate programs.

Residents are exposed to aspects of dentistry 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
  • TMJ disorders

Clinical Program

The clinical program will consist of providing patient care at the Corktown Campus dental clinic and at Ascension Macomb-Oakland 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, family medicine, and oral surgery including a one-month rotation in the Ascension Macomb-Oakland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program.

The Detroit Mercy Dental AEGD program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

AEGD Clinic tour

AEGD Program

Salary, Benefits and Fees

  • Each resident will receive a stipend at the first (PGY1) and/or second (PGY2) level and will be provided with a benefit package consistent with Ascension Macomb-Oakland first (PGY1/second (PGY2) year medical residents. The 2022-2023 PGY1 salary is $55,867 and PGY2 salary is $57,560.
  • The AEGD program follows all rules and regulations required of Graduate Medical Education Programs (GME). First year residents (PGY 1) are not allowed to work outside of the program.
  • Fees for accepted applicants include a $700 non-refundable deposit that is due upon acceptance, $46.00 credentialing fee, and option to waive or enroll in health insurance for $2,984.00.