The excellent resources and academic environment of this medical center allow us to offer residency programs in general dentistry. The AEGD is a very comprehensive General Dentistry Program with advanced training in all areas of dentistry. The residents will be trained in the surgical placement and restoration of implants, periodontal surgery, advanced endodontics, esthetic restoration, veneers, all porcelain crowns, zirconia crowns, bridges, implant supported crowns, fixed detachable prosthesis, full mouth rehabilitation, advanced oral surgery, and the treatment of medically compromised patients. Residents participate actively in the patient care mission of our medical center; however their schedules are carefully planned to provide educational experiences to meet the requirements listed for the specific program by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. A number of assignments to medical services offer the residents opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the relationship between the oral and systemic problems, and to broaden their clinical experience in the management of patients with medical and psychiatric conditions. The program provides residents with the opportunity to interact with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health care professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team Our primary goal is to provide the residents with continued opportunity for professional growth and advancement.
The Dean's Committee of the Medical Center exercises supervisory responsibility for all hospital residency programs through the respective Residency Review Board. The VA Advanced Education In General Dentistry Residency Review Board examines the performance of each resident at least once every 4 months. For this purpose, a detailed evaluation of each resident is submitted to the Board by the Program Director. The Board makes recommendations for continuation or necessary disciplinary actions.
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