The AEGD Program

The AEGD Program at The Cleveland Dental Institute, also in cooperation with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is a two-year program for Dental residents to fine tune their skills learned in Dental School. The AEGD program is also a popular pathway for foreign trained doctors to qualify for certification and licensure in the United States. Similar to CDI’s GPR program, it provides the opportunity for our Residents to experience different fields of Dentistry with a slightly more pronounced focus on surgical procedures within a private practice setting. Moreover, The Residents also rotate within St. Vincent Charity Operation Rooms, and will become accustomed to many surgical procedures.

The AEGD program will accept 4-6 residents each year to participate in a 2-year program. Again, it is important to note that, unlike GPR, CDI and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center accepts both U.S. Grads and foreign trained Dentists for this program.

 
 The program in General Practice Residency is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The program in General Practice Residency is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

 

Program Goals

The program emphasizes the skills needed to properly diagnose, treatment plan, and treat patients of many different backgrounds. Our patients include those with complex medical histories, special needs, as well as a wide range of dental needs.

Residents will train in all aspects of modern dental procedures, using state of the art equipment and techniques including CEREC technology, clinical microscope, and 3D imaging, and will complete the requirements for Certification in IV Sedation.  Our program is multi-disciplinary, and Residents will have the opportunity to work side by side with faculty specialists in all disciplines of practice. Our focus is on excellence in dental care and service. The educational experience will also include rotating through the Operating Room, and Internal Medicine departments at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, our program Sponsor.

The didactic portion of the program will be at a more advanced level than the pre-doctoral curriculum. Subjects covered will include implant dentistry, radiology, oral surgery, pathology, temporo-mandibular disorders, I.V. Sedation in Ohio, and CAD CAM Technologies. Practice management, and business tools that the resident will need to begin their careers are explored in great detail.

The program is two years manadatory, which will differ in both curriculum and requirements. Whereas the first year emphasizes the introduction of the student to comprehensive care, treatment planning, and quality care in a closely supervised setting, the second year will allow the opportunity to explore more advanced procedures and complex cases, again, under close supervision. A certificate of completion will be granted following the successful completion of the 2nd year.

Examples of treatment performed in The AEGD program include implant placement and restoration, advanced crown and bridge and aesthetic restorations, removable full and partial dentures, endodontic treatment, periodontal treatment, simple and complex oral surgery, pedodontic care, management of orthodontic cases, and radiology. Students will leave our program ready to begin their careers, and achieve success as practicing dentists.

Residents, upon program completion, will be:

  1. Effectively and safely manage the emergency, episodic, apprehensive, and comprehensive needs of patients.
  2. Satisfy the Ohio State Board Requirements for the Certification in IV Sedation.
  3. Confidently and competently coordinate and provide care for patient with special needs including those who are indigent, medically challenged, developmentally disabled, or otherwise would not have access to regular dental care.
  4. Apply Principles of Professionalism and Ethics in all matters of daily practice;
  5. Value the importance of Continuing Dental Education and professional growth in their trajectory as a professional.
  6. Demonstrate effective leadership and management of Dental Team personnel with an emphasis on Team collaboration, development, and constructive Team assessment.

Requirements

Foreign trained:

  • Successful completion of NDEB Parts 1 & 2
  • Successful TOEFL Exam IBT Exam with a minimum 81% passing grade
  • ECE course by course evaluation (transcript review)
  • Must be a US citizen or carry a Green Card or Work Permit
  • Applicant must be eligible to obtain a Limited Resident License per State Statute
  • CV Review and successful personal interview.
  • 3 professional references
  • Successful personal interview

US or Canadian Trained from a CODA approved Dental program:

  • NDEB Part 1
  • Transcript and CV review
  • 3 professional references
  • Successful personal interview

CDI will accept Advanced Standing candidates who obtain dental degrees from US or
Canadian Dental programs.