Thank you for your interest in The Dental College of Georgia's Advanced Education program. Positions in the Advanced Education programs are limited, and selection is competitive. Please make sure to read and follow all of the details for admission.

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

 

Applicants are encouraged to begin the PASS application process as soon as possible in order to submit all required PASS application materials along with the Augusta University supplemental application materials to ensure that the complete application is received by the deadline.  See application checklist.  

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, and Periodontic programs currently consider applicants with foreign dental degrees. 

*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 conciders candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time the application is submitted. 

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

1. Be eligible for participation in the Advanced Education Program for which they are applying (See “Information for Graduates of International Dental Schools”). 

2. Submit a complete PASS application by the program application deadline. 

3. Applicants must have completed a dental education program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Exceptions are the Periodontics and Prosthodontics Programs. 

4. Applicants must verify their Lawful Presence by completing the citizenship & residency section of the supplemental questions contained on the PASS application and upon interview, must provide proof of lawful presence by the day of the interview. 

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Interviews with programs are by invitation only. Applicants to be interviewed will be selected following a review of application material.

9. Must be eligible for state licensure by the start of the program.

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

Application Deadline

MATCH Participant

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Dr. Bachand

(706) 721-7752

Sept. 1

No

Endodontics

Dr. Bergeron

(706) 721-8210

July 1

No

General Practice

Dr. Bachand

(706) 721-6038

Sept. 1

No

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Newman

(706) 721-2411

Oct. 15

Yes

Orthodontics

Dr. Fortson

(706) 721-8942

Aug. 15

Yes

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Milano

(706) 721-9073

Sept. 15

Yes

Periodontics

Dr. Ghaly

(706) 721-2442

Aug. 1

Yes

Prosthodontics

Dr. Londono

(706) 721-8232

Aug. 1

No

 

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: CDM_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).

Exceptions
Programs that consider graduates from Dental Schools that are not ADA accredited/International Dental Schools include Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

Non-Native Speakers
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). If you have attended a U.S. college, please contact the Advanced Education Office for wavier options.

  • 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.

 

Non-CODA Accredited Program Graduates

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:

 

Applicants from non-CODA accredited program are required to have passed one of the following examinations by the program deadline.

  • INBDE or
  • NBDE 1& NBDE 2

 

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