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Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Location Overview

The University of Tennessee offers AEGD programs at the College of Dentistry in Memphis, and at the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Nashville.

Program Overview

AdmissionGeneral PoliciesCourse Descriptions

For further information regarding The University of Tennessee Health Science Center AEGD Program, please review the information provided on the University of Tennessee Website or contact the program at


Stipends, Objectives and Curriculum


The Residents are paid a gross salary of $54,684 (AY 2021-2022) during the twelve (12) month residency period. Benefits include 15 vacation days and 10 paid federal holidays, medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, malpractice insurance. Residents will also receive a $700 additional pay orientation stipend, $1000 equipment travel stipend, and $1,000 educational stipend.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Serve as the patient's first contact for dental care.
  • Provide services and consultation for the timely entry of patients into the dental care system.
  • Evaluate a patient's general systemic health and plan treatment accordingly.
  • Plan and properly sequence patient treatment procedures.
  • Provide continuity of patient care.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of dental services which will minimize the need for patient referral, but provide referral to appropriate specialists when necessary.
  • Coordinate treatment provided by dental specialists and qualified dental auxiliary personnel.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of dental services to special population groups including medically compromised, handicapped, geriatric and cancer patients.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of dental services which require knowledge and skills beyond those of the recent dental school graduate.
  • Manage a dental office: apply principles of decision-making; apply principles of finance including insurance and prepaid programs; and understand issues on quality of care, peer review, malpractice and ethics.
  • Communicate and consult with patients.
Program Objectives
  1. Graduate Residents who can manage and provide patient focused comprehensive care at a level beyond that of their predoctoral education
  1. Graduate Residents who will improve the quality of dental care delivered in all clinical disciplines by obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective and efficient patient care to a diverse population.
  2. Provide state of the art Resident education through patient experiences which draw on advanced concepts in dentistry, utilization of modern techniques, materials, and equipment.
  3. Graduate proficient general dentists who utilize professional ethics, experience in treating diverse populations, and lifelong learning in their practice of dentistry.
  4. Graduate Residents who deliver oral health care in a safe and hazard-free environment utilizing effective infection control procedures and HIPPA regulations to protect patients, staff, and themselves.
  5. Graduate caring, competent, and confident dentists who understand the oral health needs of their community and become actively involved in the communities where they practice and beyond.
First Year Curriculum

Summer/Fall Semester

  • GNDN 602DG-Histology/Embryology
  • GNDN 605DG-Advanced Oral Pathology
  • GNDN 610DG-Advanced General Dentistry
  • GNDN 611DG-Case Presentation
  • GNDN 614DG-Dental Team
  • GNDN 615DG-General Dentistry Literature Review
  • GNDN 618DG-Prosthodontics Seminar
  • GNDN 630DG-Orthodontics
  • GNDN 634DG-Implantology

Winter/Spring Semester

  • GNDN 619DG-Clinical Pharmacology
  • GNDN 620DG-Advanced General Dentistry
  • GNDN 621DG-Case Presentation
  • GNDN 622DG-Behavior Management
  • GNDN 624DG-Dental Team
  • GNDN 625DG-General Dentistry Literature Review
  • GNDN 628DG-Prosthodontics Seminar
  • GNDN 631DG-Orthodontics
  • GNDN 635DG-Implantology
May 26, 2022