Residency Admission Information

Positions in the Advanced Education programs are limited and selection is competitive.

All of Advanced Education residency programs participate in the PASS application process. In addition to PASS, the following programs also participate in the Match candidate selection process.

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Applicants are encouraged to begin the PASS application process, and submit all required PASS application materials, in addition to the Augusta University supplemental application materials, as early as possible to ensure that the complete application is received by the deadline.

Most of our Advanced Education programs require that applicants be graduates of dental schools accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Prosthodontic, Periodontic, and Endodontic programs currently consider applicants with foreign dental degrees. 

Please review the links below for additional information on our application process, including the application checklist, deadlines, admission requirements, and information for graduates of foreign dental schools

*We only accept candidates who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.  
 

Note to International Applicants: The AU Dental College of Georgia, Advanced Education Program only accepts candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To be considered for admission to an Advanced Education Program of Augusta University, applicants must:

  • Be eligible for participation in the Advanced Education Program for which they are applying (See “Information for Graduates of International Dental Schools”).
  • Submit a complete PASS application by the program application deadline.
  • Submit all supplemental application material to AU by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must have completed a dental education program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Exceptions are the Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics Programs.
  • Applicants must verify their Lawful Presence by submitting the completed Lawful Presence Certification form and one of the appropriate supporting documents listed on the form. This is a part of the Supplemental Application.
  • Applicants enrolled in dental school at time of acceptance into the Advanced Education Program, must provide a final dental school transcript to verify the dental degree was awarded along with a copy of the awarded diploma.
  • Applicants accepted into the Advanced Education Program, must pass an on-site drug screening prior to enrollment, per State of Georgia requirements. Applicants who fail or refuse to participate in the drug screening will not be enrolled.
  • Applicants born outside the United States and whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, the Internet-based version of TOEFL (IBT TOEFL). Minimum scores are 100 and 26 in the speaking component. TOEFL scores are valid 2 years from test date.
  • Interviews with programs are by invitation only. Applicants to be interviewed will be selected following a review of application material.

Applications may not be considered if:

  • Application is incomplete, incorrectly filled out, illegible or not signed.
  • Application materials are received after the program deadline.
  • A Match Identification Number is not submitted (if applicable).

Providing false or incomplete information on your application or any of the documents supporting your application for admission can result in denial of admission, invalidation of an acceptance decision, or administrative disenrollment or dismissal. Students are subject to disenrollment or dismissal for falsifying application information at any time between enrollment and graduation.

Advanced Education Program

Program Director

Phone
area code (706)

Application Deadline

MATCH Participant

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Dr. Hamilton

721-9416

Oct. 2

No

Endodontics

Dr. Bergeron

721-8210

July 16

No

General Practice

Dr. Pruett

721-9416

Oct. 2

No

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James

721-2411

Oct. 2

Yes

Orthodontics

Dr. DeLeon

721-8942

Sept. 1

Yes

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Rockman

721-9073

Sept. 1

Yes

Periodontics

Dr. Peacock

721-2442

Aug. 1

Yes

Prosthodontics

Dr. Pannu

721-8232

Aug. 1

Yes

 

All applicants must apply through PASS at:
http://www.adea.org/PASSapp/. The Table above lists each program’s PASS application deadline and indicates whether the program participates in MATCH (http://www.natmatch.com/dentres).

For information concerning the application process please contact us at:
Augusta University
Dental College of Georgia
Office of Advanced Education
Augusta, GA 30912-1000
Phone: (706) 721-2251
Fax: (706) 723-0234
Email: CODM_ADVANCEDEDUCATION@augusta.edu

Information concerning PASS may be obtained from:
Postdoctoral Application Support Service
American Dental Education Association
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Customer Service: 1-800-353-2237
Or 202-667-1887
Fax: 202-667-4983
Email: passinfo@passweb.org

For further information on the application of a Matching Program, or on the services provided by National Matching Services Inc., please contact:

National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4S 3B1
Telephone: (416) 977-3431
Fax: (416) 977-5020
or
National Matching Services Inc.
P.O. Box 1208
Lewiston, NY 14092-8208
Telephone: (716) 282-4013
Fax: (716) 282-0611
E-mail: matchinfo@natmatch.com

We only accept candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

In order to participate in most Dental Advanced Education Programs of Augusta University, an individual must have completed a DMD/DDS program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

1. Exceptions - Programs that consider graduates from Dental Schools that are not ADA accredited/International Dental Schools:

  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

2. Applicants born outside the United States and whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, the Internet-based version of TOEFL (IBT TOEFL).

  • Official Scores must be reported on the PASS application.
  • Minimum scores are 100 and 26 in the speaking component.
  • TOEFL scores are valid 2 year from the date of the test.

3. Applicants who graduated from Non-U.S. Dental Schools must submit an official transcript evaluation from one of the National Evaluating Services with the PASS application:

All Supplemental application material must be mailed directly to the DCG Office of Advanced Education.

Augusta University
The Dental College of Georgia
Office of Advanced Education
1120 15th Street, GC-5110
Augusta, GA 30912-1000

CheckboxThe following items must be submitted directly to PASS CheckboxThe following Supplemental Application items must be mailed directly to AU (address below):
CheckboxPersonal Essay CheckboxRequired Lawful Presence Certification Form
CheckboxCV- Curriculum Vitae CheckboxOne of the required supporting documentation items listed on the Required Lawful Presence Certification Form.
CheckboxOne (1) Dean’s Letter (Institutional Evaluation) CheckboxCV- Curriculum Vitae
CheckboxTwo to Four (2 - 4) PEF (Professional Evaluation Form) – Refer to the search engine program page for specific number required by the program. CheckboxA photo copy of your dental college/school diploma.
CheckboxOfficial National Boards Scores – Do not send an original report. National Board scores reported to PASS on the Dean’s Letter (institutional evaluation) are acceptable. CheckboxOfficial Internet Based TOEFL scores. Required for applicants born outside the United States and whose native language is not English. Minimum Scores are 100 and 26 in the speaking component. (TOEFL score valid for 2 years from test.)
CheckboxOfficial Dental School Transcripts – Do not send an original transcript. Those submitted to PASS are acceptable.

or

CheckboxApplicants graduated from Non-U.S. Dental Schools must submit an Official transcript evaluation from a Credential Evaluating Service. Do not send an original transcript. Those submitted to PASS are acceptable.
CheckboxNational Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE). Applicants please send a clear copy of your CBSE score reports to the institution to complete the application. Required ONLY for OMS applicants who received a “Pass/Fail” on Part I of the National Dental Boards. http://www.aaoms.org/nbme.php
MATCH Identification number if applicable for the Program you are applying to. If applicable, a copy of your current Permanent Resident Card (front & back).