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Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program

Salary/benefits ¦ Hours of duty ¦ Application ¦ Faculty  ¦ F.A.Q ¦ Goals

Program Description : The excellent resources and academic environment of this medical center allow us to offer residency programs in general dentistry. The Advanced Education In General Dentistry Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department Of Education. The A.E.G.D is a very comprehensive General Dentistry Program with advanced training in all areas of dentistry. The first year residents will be trained in the Surgical Placement and Restoration of Implants, Periodontal Surgery (including esthetic/plastic surgery), Advanced Endodontics (including the ProFile Instrumentation System), Esthetic Restoration (including Veneers and All Porcelain Crown and Onlays), Advanced Crown and Bridge(including Full Mouth Rehabilitation), Advanced Oral Surgery, IV Sedation, and the treatment of Medically Compromised Patients.  Residents participate actively in the patient care mission of this 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 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 Dean's Committee of the medical center exercises supervisory responsibility for all hospital residency programs through the respective Residency Review Board.  The V.A. 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.

Salary and Other Benefits

Residents' salaries are established annually.  Currently, the salary is $47,200 for First Year Residents and the optional Second Year Resident salary is $49,500  Dental jackets, scrubs and laundry services are furnished by the medical center. Residents are eligible to enroll in the medical and life insurance programs of the medical center.  They are allowed 10 days of annual leave and 15 days of sick leave per year. In addition, a total of 10 days of official leave may be approved to attend professional meetings and continuing education courses and to take State Board Examinations.  Any tuition or travel costs will be the responsibility of the resident.  Annual and official leave is granted at the discretion of the chief, Dental Service, contingent upon of patient care needs.  Leave must be requested at least three weeks in advance except in cases of emergency.

  • Each Resident has their own full-time Assistant.

Hours of Duty

All dentists including residents are considered available and responsible for the care and welfare of their patient's 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  The residents normally are on duty from 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on weekdays and for such other periods as may be necessary for the care of patients, academic course work and staff meetings.

Application Requirements

All applicants should meet the following requirements:

  1.       Be a citizen of the United States and a graduate of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association.
  2.       Meet the licensure requirements necessary to be licensed to practice in a state or territory of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  3.       Be in the upper one-half of the dental school graduating class.

How to Apply

This program is a participant in PASS Postdoctoral Application Support Service of the American Association of Dental Schools.

To initiate your application to any of the programs participating in PASS send for an application packet from PASS at the following address.

1625 Massachusetts Ave N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036-2212
1-800-353-AADS (2237)
  1.               Completed application to this program should be filed with PASS no later than October15th.
  2.                   Interviews will be granted to selected applicants during November and December.

The Commission On Dental Accreditation

The Advanced Education In General Dentistry Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department Of Education.

Opportunity To File Complaints

The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion, or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

The Commission will consider only written, signed complaints; oral and unsigned complaints will not be considered.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:

The Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Faculty Specialists In Each Area:
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Periodontic instruments: follow link to visit specialty page

Endodontic images: follow link to visit specialty page

prosthodontic image: follow link to view specialty page

Dr. Newbold

Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Girvan
 Dr. Troendle

oral surgery instruments: follow link to visit specialty page

orthodontia: follow link to specialty page

restorative intstruments: follow link to view general dentistry page

Oral Surgery
 Dr. Haverkorn  

Dr. Wesson

General Dentistry
Dr. Douglas
Dr. Rodriguez

follow link to visit oral pathology page

radiological image: follow link to Oral Medicine/Radiology page

TMD device: follow link to specialty page

Oral Pathology
Hospital Dentistry

Oral Medicine/Radiology
 Dr. Paunovich

 Dr. Paunovich