Following the completion of a total renovation of the School of Dental Medicine in 1992, the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program was relocated during August 1992, to a new six chair area dedicated exclusively to the AEGD program and it's residents. This area includes a chair for radiographic activities; sterilization room; equipment and supply room; and a support laboratory with lathe, model trimmer, vacuspat, etc. In December 2009, the AEGD clinic was renovated, including the installation of six Adec dental chairs. The program has its own dental assistant and conference room. In 2008, the School of Dental Medicine became paperless with the adoption of the AxiUm system and digital radiography. Each operatory is fully equipped with a computer, monitor, and necessary hardware and software for the full treatment of patients.
The school uses Hugh-Freidy's Instrument Management System (IMS) cassettes as part of its infection control activities. The School of Dental Medicine's infection control policies, which follow OSHA infection control are practiced for delivery of patient care. Compliance is monitored on a regular basis. The complete infection control policy is available upon request. All patient scheduling is done through axiUm by scheduling clerks located on each floor of the building. Depending on the nature of treatment being delivered, residents treat between four and six patients daily. Patient supervision is provided by four faculty on a rotational basis.
AEGD faculty are Dr. Krzesinski, the program director; and Dr. Dietz, and Dr. Kohler. For approximately 5 percent of their time, AEGD residents will instruct DMD program students. In addition, residents can both consult and provide treatment with the School's faculty in any of the departments; and can provide treatment under their supervision. This has proven beneficial to former residents who elected to further their education in a graduate specialty program. Many of the 72 residents who completed the program since 1990 have been accepted into graduate specialty programs. Additional teaching opportunities and experiences are available and encouraged.