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AEGD Residency Overview
The University of New Mexico Division of Dental Services in Albuquerque provides an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency as part of its mission to increase accessibility to comprehensive dental care for New Mexico’s underserved and medically complex patients. It also strives to serve as an educational model in clinical diagnosis, treatment, research and resources in caring for these populations.
The division developed a one-year postdoctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in July 2004. The program graduated its first residents in June 2005.
Dentistry in the Community
The residency program has many unique features. Most patient care takes place away from the medical center, at the Camino De Salud Residency Clinic, which has the look and feel of a private dental practice. The residency clinic also houses the Dental Ambulatory Surgery Center, where sedation dentistry is practiced. Residents experience aspects of hospital dentistry through inpatient hospital consultations, coverage of the emergency room and treating dental patients in the operating room.
The AEGD Program provides the best possible environment for dental graduates to further their education through providing advanced comprehensive oral health care to medically compromised and special needs populations. And, they gain this experience while living in a beautiful Southwestern setting.
New Postgraduate Year 2 Residency Program
The deadline to apply to the new Postgraduate Year 2 Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency is November 30, 2019. The program, which has two open spots, is designed to refine and enhance residents’ clinical skills to improve general dentistry.
The program begins July 1, 2020. Students who have completed their first year of postgraduate General Practice Residency or the AEGD program are eligible to apply [PDF].