Advanced Education

Advanced Education Programs

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Endodontics
Training and education in the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.

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General Dentistry
Development and honing of skills necessary to become competent in all aspects of general dentistry by performing a wide variety of clinical procedures enables them to make independent clinical decisions.

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General Practice Residency
Training beyond the level of dental student education in oral health care, using applied basic and behavioral sciences. 

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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Specialized training in the surgical treatment of tumors of the head and neck region, soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region, dentofacial and cleft deformities, and basic oral surgical procedures.

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Oral Surgery Internship
Advanced study of the diagnosis and intrusive and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial regions.

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Orthodontics
Training and advanced study and treatment of improper bites, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. 

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Pediatric Dentistry
Fundamentals of oral health care for children through a series of didactic and clinical courses as well as hands on training through patient care.

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Periodontics
Advanced study in periodontal education that enables students to integrate periodontics into a general dental practice.

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Prosthodontics
Preparing tomorrow's oral health care providers to specialize in rebuilding and renewing oral structures by combining treatment planning with the art and science of restorative dentistry.

 

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Quick Facts:

  • All advanced education programs begin July 1. 
  • Application deadlines may differ for each program. Please review specific program information.
  • All programs participate in the PASS application process.
  • Some programs participate in the Match candidate selection process.
  • Positions in the advanced education programs are limited and selection is competitive.
  • We only accept candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Accreditation Information

Endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, and the advanced education in general dentistry program, are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. 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 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission web address is http://www.ada.org/en/coda/accreditation/.The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University does not offer a two-year Advanced Standing program for dentists with a dental degree from outside the United States.Augusta University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educational institution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam War Era veteran.

 

Program Information

Overview

The advanced education program is designed to provide a superior level of clinical skill with an in-depth knowledge of the biological and clinical sciences applicable to the discipline.  Upon successful completion of an advanced education program the candidate receives a certificate and is eligible for examination by the appropriate Board. 

Tuition & Fees

Program fees may be charged for graduates of foreign dental schools if an individual program accepts applicants with foreign dental degrees. In general, there is no tuition for students with US and Canadian dental degrees but there may be associated program fees. 

Stipends may be available for some programs and are determined annually depending upon availability of funds. 

Academic Prerequisites

Most Augusta University 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. 

Additional Graduate Programs

Masters and PhD. programs in oral biology are available and are designed for individuals who desire to pursue a career in dental research or education.  These programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with an advanced education program.  Graduate students must enroll in The Graduate School and pay graduate school tuition. 

Contact Us

  Location:
1430 John Wesley Gilbert Drive 
Augusta, GA 30912

   Mailing:
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Philip HanesPhilip Hanes, D.D.S., M.S. 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Advanced Education