Section of General Practice Residency
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University offers a General Practice Residency
residency program with the ultimate goal of training better dental practitioners.
This one year certificate program includes service rotations in the Dental College
of Georgia AEGD/GPR clinic and in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
The AEGD/GPR clinic is on the first 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.
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
Off service rotations include anesthesiology, pediatric OR, 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.
Weekly seminars and journal clubs enhance the didactic program. As well, research
and teaching experiences are encouraged.
Upon completion of this program, residents should have confidence in all aspects of
general dentistry. This includes endodontics, implant dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics,
prosthodontics, and management of the medically compromised patients.