UMKC Catalog


Graduate Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Student Learning Outcomes

Residents on completion of the AEGD program will have the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care at a level of skill and competency beyond that achieved in their pre-doctoral training. It is expected that they will be able to provide this care to a broad and diverse patient population which includes the medically compromised and those with special needs.

The objectives of the didactic and clinical experiences is to broaden and strengthen the scope and level of residents competencies and proficiencies in the practice of dentistry.

Patients are treated in a comprehensive manner with clinical emphasis on:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning of complex and multidisciplinary cares.
  • Management of oral facial pain including the TMJ patient.
  • The importance of occlusion in all aspects of dentistry.
  • Comtemporary endodontics and periodontics.
  • Oral surgery including surgical principles and techniques for dental implants.
  • Current esthetic dentistry techniques.
  • Advanced restorative/prosthodontic treatment including dental implants.
Educational formats used are: formal courses, lectures, seminars, literature reviews, assigned readings, hands-on courses, case presentation, attendance at continuing education, guest speakers, treatment planning conferences, clinical demonstrations and chairside clinical teaching.

Requirements for a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

Successful completion includes:
  1. Maintaining a 3.0 GPA for all assigned didactic and clinical course work
  2. Maintenance of all required clinical documentation
  3. Maintenance of a program portfolio as designed by the program director
  4. Progressively increase resident’s scope of practice  and increase clinical competencies beyond that of a graduate of a four year D.D.S. (D.M.D.) program
  5. Provide dental care to a diverse population in an ethical, competent, compassionate and professional manner
  6. Achieve established program “goals and objectives” established by the Council of Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association
  7. Coordinate and participate in community service projects
  8. Comply with all policies established by UMKC, School of Dentistry and AEGD program director