The primary goal of the DCG Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program is to produce well-rounded general dentists with emphasis on diagnosis and multidisciplinary care of complex esthetic/restorative cases.
The program also provides inpatient and outpatient services to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Residents deliver dental care to medically compromised patients, provide patient consultations to other hospital services and treat patients in the operating room. This service provides residents the experience needed to treat seriously ill patients with confidence and to confer with physician colleagues to provide comprehensive care.
Weekly seminars and case presentations enhance the didactic program. As well, residents must present a comprehensive case in a major dental meeting and submit for publication in a high impact peer reviewed dental journal.
Upon completion of this program, residents should have confidence in all aspects of general dentistry. This includes endodontics, implant dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, esthetic and restorative dentistry, and management of the medically compromised patients.
The AEGD clinic is on the fourth floor in the Dental College of Georgia and is where residents treat comprehensive care patients. This clinic is a fee for service clinic, which assimilates private practice. This clinic has modern equipment and full-time chair side assistants. Generalists and specialists are available for consultation and assistance as needed. Experience in this clinic provides the residents with a base of knowledge and enhances skills beyond what is taught in a dental student program.
Off service rotations include anesthesiology and the emergency department. The emergency department is a major trauma center, and dental residents are an integral part of the team. Call is based on a rotation schedule; however, residents are allowed to take call from home.