Pediatric Dentistry and Advanced Education in General Dentistry-AEGD

University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Clinical Research, Test Preparation


The AEGD program includes clinical and didactic experiences designed to prepare residents for a successful and fruitful career. Approximately fifteen percent of the resident’s time is devoted to a comprehensive didactic program, designed to build upon and enhance prior knowledge. Advanced instruction, in the form of lectures, seminars, and conferences, is offered in all disciplines of dentistry and dental practice, including restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, preventive dentistry, practice management, epidemiology, TMJ dysfunction, sedation, pain and anxiety control, geriatric dentistry, medicine, management of medically compromised and developmentally disabled patients, physical assessment, and infection control. Residents participate in literature reviews, case presentations, treatment planning seminars, and the management of the group practice.

The AEGD program provides a solid, comprehensive clinical experience which is centered about the general dentistry clinic at UConn Health. Our goal is to have the area serve as a model group practice. It is within this setting that the resident learns management skills, maintenance of financial and medico-legal documents and records, operatory organization, clinic management, appointment control, and overall patient and practice management. Residents receive advanced training in oral diagnosis, treatment planning, and case management to improve the residents’ ability to provide patients with comprehensive care using a multidisciplinary approach. All phases of care are rendered within the clinic, allowing each resident to manage a wide variety of patients and treatment modalities.

AEGD residents may rotate through the Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and other selected facilities and UConn Health clinics to enhance the educational and clinical experience.

The AEGD program is responsible for the dental emergency service of UConn Health and residents rotate on emergency on-call. Residents learn to manage acute dental problems, interface with all health disciplines in the John Dempsey Hospital, and provide a broad range of urgent dental treatment to a diverse patient population.


The AEGD program is open to graduates of accredited U.S. or foreign dental schools. Candidates must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree (or equivalent) prior to beginning the program. If the applicant’s native language is other than English, results of the TOEFL examination (with a score in excess of 550 for paper-based exam or 215 for computer-based exam) are required. The AEGD program participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) offered by the American Association of Dental Schools.

Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.

More Information

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Program Director
Department of Craniofacial Sciences, 263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3905
Phone: 860-679-4920