Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Director: Dr. Charles W. Wakefield
The Texas A&M HSC – Baylor College of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Education and has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency
The AEGD Residency is a one-year training program providing professional education at a post-doctoral level. The goal of the program is to expand the scope and depth of the dentist's clinical skills and didactic knowledge in order for the general practitioner to provide comprehensive patient care to a wide range of population groups. Accordingly, the residency is structured to allow residents to exercise independent judgment beyond that expected in the pre-doctoral curriculum, preparing graduates for successful entry into a comprehensive practice.
The AEGD program is twelve months in length. The emphasis of the program is on the treatment planning, coordination and clinical care of a large number of patients with multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment needs. Principles of state-of-the-art evidence based dentistry underscore all aspects of the program.
The clinical aspect of the AEGD is augmented substantially by a well rounded didactic program designed to directly enhance patient care. The Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A & M Health Science Center AEGD Residency Program admitted its first class in July 1990, and was granted the accreditation status of ”approval" in 1991.
U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).
This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the AEGD program may be reviewed at http://www.tamhsc.edu/education/finaid/forms1/advanced-education-in-general-dentistry.html.