General Dentistry – AEGD 1+1
*Currently not accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Open registration for 2017-2018 will begin in September 1, 2016.
The Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1+1 Residency program sponsored by Larkin Community Hospital is a 12-month program with an optional second year 12-month program with an emphasis on hospital dentistry and advanced clinical techniques. Our program has received full accreditation by the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program has a comprehensive multidisciplinary core curriculum with an emphasis on public health dentistry through our affiliated community health centers. The outpatient population at all affiliated clinical sites offers our residents the opportunity to perform a wide variety of procedures ranging from comprehensive restorative dentistry to more complex procedures in medically compromised patients with the need of implant supported restorations, endodontic therapy, periodontal surgery, among others. Rotations through our hospital include emergency medicine, radiology and anesthesia. Didactic instruction includes seminars, general and specialty courses, literature reviews, case presentations, lectures and demonstrations. The program is intended to prepare dentists to treat patients using a comprehensive approach either in a clinical or hospital setting.
The program will begin July 1st of each year. The first week of the program, residents are required to attend a hospital house staff orientation followed by seminars in infection control, pain and anxiety as well as emergency medicine. Candidates are also required to provide documentation of current BLS certification. If they do not have the documentation or would like to renew their existing documentation, they could call our administrative office to sign up to one of our courses prior to the application process.
Upon successful completion of the first year program, residents who choose not to pursue the optional second year will receive a certificate of completion for our one year program and are eligible for applying for a dental license in any state that accepts licensure by residency. However, the resident is required to let the Program Director know in writing at the beginning of their first year if they will be pursuing the optional second year.
The program in advanced education in general dentistry (12-month/optional 2nd year) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “full 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 Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in advanced education in general dentistry. However, this education area is not one of the American Dental Association recognized dental specialty areas. Therefore, dentists graduating from this program cannot announce that they are specialists, as recognized by the American Dental Association.
For a copy of our Larkin “Competency and Proficiency Statements”, “Program Overview” and “CODA Third Party Comments” for year one and year two, please see below.
CDC Infection Control Guidelines
For Specific Information on Infection Control Guidelines, Policies and Procedures at each clinical training site contact the Program Coordinator, Delmis San Marty-Avila, at firstname.lastname@example.org.