Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program

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Patients are assigned through the School's Patient Assignment Office. Approximately 60% of the patients seen present with dental, medical, and/or physical handicaps. The AEGD Program works in conjunction with the Department of Anesthesia and the Center for Patients with Special Needs to provide treatment using a variety of behavioral and pharmacological techniques. The residents also receive didactic instruction and clinical experience in the surgical placement of prosthodontic rehabilitation of dental implant in the Implant Center. Residents learn a team approach to dental care by working with the departments' dental assistant and students from the School of Dental Medicine's Hygiene. Optional experience in treating pediatric and adolescent patients is provided by treating patients from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Types of Procedures Delivered

The patients seen by this program present with varied treatment needs. Being mainly an adult population, the procedures are consistent with what one would see in a general practice, with an emphasis on fixed and removable prosthodontics. The mix of procedures delivered by the residents during each of the past four years is summarized below (a complete listing of procedures delivered can be reviewed at the time of the interview visit).

Program Year

2012-2013*

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

Single Crowns

22

45

37

31

Fixed Bridge Units

19

13

12

Post & Cores

21

20

17

26

Full Dentures Arches

10

31

27

29

Metal Framework Partial Dentures

10

14

9

16

Adult Amalgam Surfaces

40

195

130

230

Anterior Composite Surfaces

281

299

275

244

Posterior Composite Surfaces

269

250

241

306

Extractions

155

159

91

216

Endodontic Procedures (teeth)

6

11

8

9

Periodontal Procedures

46

20

18

Implant Placement

2

2

7

5

Implant Crowns/bridge Units

2

10

2

 12

Patient Visits (kept appointments)

1510

2238

1853

1022

Residents have constructed and maintained removable partial dentures using ERA semi-precision attachments for retention.

* Statistics based on 2 residents for 6 months of the program