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Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Cleveland


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Advanced Education General Dentistry

The AEGD Program, sponsored by the Cleveland Dental Institute, is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). This is a two-year program for Dental residents to expand and develop techniques learned in their undergraduate programs.

The residency allows for Doctors to gain experience with the full range of  dental procedures with a concentration on complex cases offering a unique prospective into how their future practice may function.

Upon completion of the AEGD program, you will be prepared to meet the demands and complexities of modern dentistry.

The AEGD program will accept 16 residents each year.

The AEGD Cleveland Program at the Cleveland Dental Institute accepts both U.S. Grads and foreign trained Dentists.

Advanced Education General Dentistry Program Goals

The program emphasizes the skills needed to properly diagnose, treatment plan, and treat patients of many different backgrounds. 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. The 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 Cleveland Dental Institute.

  • The didactic portion of the program will 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 mandatory, 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 the program ready to begin their careers, and achieve success as practicing dentists.

Upon Advanced Education General Dentistry program completion, Residents will be able to


Effectively and safely manage the emergency, episodic, apprehensive, and comprehensive needs of patients.


Satisfy requirements for the Certification in IV Sedation.


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.


Apply Principles of Professionalism and Ethics in all matters of daily practice;


Value the importance of Continuing Dental Education and professional growth in their trajectory as a professional.


Demonstrate effective leadership and management of Dental Team personnel with an emphasis on Team collaboration, development, and constructive Team assessment.

Advanced Education General Dentistry Program Requirements


  • Successful completion of NBDE Parts 1 & 2 (Currently, recommended but NOT required)

  • Successful TOEFL Exam IBT Exam with a minimum 81% passing grade (Currently, recommended but NOT required)

  • ECE course by course evaluation (transcript review)

  • Must have an active status in the U.S.A

  • 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

  • This program is tuition-based. Cleveland Dental Institute does not currently offer student loans.


  • NBDE Part 1

  • Transcript and CV review

  • 3 professional references

  • Successful personal interview

Advanced Education General Dentistry Bench Test Prep Course

Four Day AEGD Courses (Thursday – Sunday)

Course 1

July 27 – July 30

Course 2

Aug 24 – Aug 27

Course 3

Sept 28 – Oct 1

Course 4

Oct 26 – Oct 29

Workshop Objectives:

The workshop features didactic and hands-on sessions.

Operative dentistry

  • Perform amalgam and composite preparations and restorations in the traditional mannequin labs.
  • Class II amalgam restoration.
  • Class II composite restoration.
  • Restorations of composite preparations using various forms of matrix bands.


  • Rubber dam application, anterior teeth access, cleaning, shaping and obturation, and Posterior teeth access, cleaning and shaping

Treatment planning

  • Review simple and complex treatment planning, caries risk assessment, sequencing of treatment plan, presentation of plan, informed consent, and modifications to treatment plan.

Periodontal Scaling

  • Learn how to prepare, anesthetize and control bleeding of soft and hard tissue prior to the procedure.

  • Perform efficient root planning and scaling following CDCA guidelines.

  • Learn how to evaluate soft and hard tissue after completion of the procedure.

  • Selection of the ideal instruments to get reliable results.

Treatment planning

  • Review simple and complex treatment planning, caries risk assessment, sequencing of treatment plan, presentation of plan, informed consent, and modifications to treatment plan.

Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Anterior Tooth Preparation for Metal-ceramic Crown (PFM)

  • Perform a preparation and fabricate a temporary restoration on a posterior tooth for a PFM restoration.

  • Perform a preparation and fabricate a temporary restoration on an anterior tooth for a full ceramic restoration.

Infection Control

  • Management of typodont in the simulation clinic with SDM infection control guidelines.

  • Restorations of composite preparations using various forms of matrix bands with emphasis on the use of sectional matrix.

Fee: $5,900

  • Includes all dental instruments and materials (HP and the instruments, mounting pole, and manikin, the typodont, SDS Bur Block with Burs, Replacement Teeth, Replacement Burs.)

  • Includes mock bench test and an individualized report of results

  • Includes daily breakfast & lunch

  • Includes certificate of completion.

* Loupes not included.

Seats are Limited!

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