Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Educational Objectives

Following completion of the program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, residents will be able to:

  1. Serve as the patient's first contact for dental care.
  2. Provide services and consultation for the timely entry of patients into the dental care system.
  3. Evaluate a patient's general systemic health and plan treatment accordingly.
  4. Plan and properly sequence patient treatment procedures.
  5. Provide continuity of patient care.
  6. Provide a comprehensive range of dental services which will minimize the need for patient referral, but provide referral to appropriate specialists when necessary.
  7. Coordinate treatment provided by dental specialists and qualified dental auxiliary personnel.
  8. Provide a comprehensive range of dental services to special population groups including medically compromised, handicapped, geriatric and cancer patients.
  9. Provide a comprehensive range of dental services which require knowledge and skills beyond those of the recent dental school graduate.
  10. Manage a dental office:
    1. apply principles of decision-making
    2. apply principles of finance including insurance and prepaid programs and
    3. understand issues on quality of care, peer review, malpractice and ethics.
  11. Communicate and consult with patients.

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Contact Us

UTHSC College of Dentistry
AEGD Program

875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2242
Fax: (901) 448-1294

Program Director:
Sue Langham, DMD, MA