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Advanced Education in General Dentistry 2017, USA


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The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is a one-year, accredited postgraduate residency in general dentistry providing advanced training and clinical experience. The core of our program involves treating patients requiring comprehensive dental care.

The AEGD residency program is located in our stand-alone clinic in Union City, about 45 minutes across the bay from San Francisco.

The AEGD program provides residents the opportunity to provide comprehensive dental care to healthy and medically compromised patients, attend supplemental seminars and participate in rotations at community clinics and in a hospital setting. 

An optional second year allows residents to gain more in-depth training, offering the flexibility to pursue individual interests, advanced clinical cases, teaching or research projects.

If you are interested in applying for the program for 2017-2018, please review the Application Process section on this site.  This site will be updated as dates become available.


Admissions — AEGD
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


The school reserves the right to modify or change admission standards or requirements at any time without prior notice and effective immediately. The information provided on this site cannot be regarded as creating a binding contract between the student and the school.

Program Description


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program site is located in Union City. The Union City clinic is a stand-alone facility located approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco. The facility description is below.

The AEGD program will be participating and will be taking applications for the resident class of 2017-2018. The program consists of a one-year, accredited postgraduate residency in general dentistry with an optional second year. The core of the program involves providing advanced clinical treatment to patients requiring comprehensive general dental care with an emphasis on Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). The residents provide comprehensive dental care along with supplemented seminars and rotations. 

There is an opportunity to gain more in-depth training in an optional accredited second-year residency training program. The second year allows greater flexibility to pursue individual interests, advanced clinical cases, teaching, or research projects.

The start date for the program is July 1, 2017. Residents have time off during the school's winter break and school holidays, as well as an additional 10 days of leave that can be scheduled with the approval of the site director.

There are no tuition requirements to participate in either site. AEGD residents receive an educational stipend during the year which is paid bi-monthly over a 12-month period.

Residents will be given the option of participating in the dental school's medical coverage program, but will be required to participate in the disability coverage program. Malpractice insurance coverage is provided by the School of Dentistry.

Program Goals

  1. Provide high-quality, comprehensive general dental care for healthy and medically compromised patients.
  2. Integrate all phases of dentistry in a manner suitable for providing dental care to healthy and medically compromised patients.
  3. Be able to act as the primary dental care provider for a group of healthy and medically compromised patients and to control and direct the services of dental specialists and other health practitioners appropriately.
  4. Interact with a variety of health professionals and social agencies to coordinate dental services with other care for individuals with complex medical, emotional, and social backgrounds.
  5. Be familiar with the provision of care in a hospital setting.

For a detailed list of expected areas of resident competency after completion of the program, please see our Competency Statements.

Physical Facilities

The AEGD residency site is located at the University of the Pacific's Union City Dental Care Clinic. The clinic has a private practice setting and 13-chair facility which is located 35 miles southeast of San Francisco. In addition to being close to San Francisco, Union City offers easy freeway access to a variety of attractions in California. The clinic has served the community for 43 years.

Clinical Dentistry

There is specialty supervision available in endodontics, esthetics, implants, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, and fixed and removable prosthodontics. There is also supervised dental care for special patients with developmental disabilities or severe medical problems and geriatric individuals.

In addition to the specialties listed above, there is emphasis placed on patient management with specific instruction in working with fearful dental patients; using nitrous oxide and other sedatives; providing dental care in the hospital operating room with general anesthesia; and managing patients with oral lesions and facial pain. 

Residents work with dental staff members in the management of their practices and the delivery of dental services. Instruction is provided in four-handed dentistry techniques and practice management concepts.


Rotations at the Union City site are based on local needs. Our current rotations are in the areas of advanced implant restorations, emergency dentistry, hospital dentistry/special needs care, pediatric dentistry/perinatal care and geriatric care.


There is a series of seminars on each aspect of dentistry taught in the program in the areas of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), endodontics, aesthetics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, hospital dentistry, special care dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology-facial pain, orthodontics, pediatrics, periodontics, geriatric and treatment planning. Seminar topics also include quality assurance, practice management, literature review, dental emergencies and medical risk assessment.

Residents participate in some seminars via videoconferencing technology.

After-Hours Emergencies

After office hours and on weekends, one resident is assigned to see patients who have dental emergencies. At times when the resident is not in the dental clinics, the resident can answer calls at home or use a communicating device which will be supplied to the resident. The resident may also spend time in the hospital emergency room. During that time, the resident will have an opportunity not only to treat dental emergencies but also to observe the management of patients with medical emergencies.

Application Process

The Admissions Office in San Francisco is currently managing the application process for our AEGD site located in Union City. Pacific uses the ADEA PASS application service and the National Matching Services Inc (NMSI) Program notification system. See below for detailed instructions. If you have any questions that are not answered by the information below, contact us.  NOTE:  At this time, dates will be confirmed once information is available.


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited dental school at the start of the residency year. Applicants are required to have passed the National Board Examination Part I and II. A dental license is not required.


  1. Applicants are required to obtain an application packet from the ADEA PASS program (see below). PASS does not process all required application materials; some materials must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office — AEGD Program.
  2. The PASS code for the Pacific AEGD Program is 165.
  3. Applicants are required to obtain an application packet from the National Matching Services (NMSI) program (see below). Submit the applicant agreement to the NMSI program to receive your postdoctoral NMSI registration number.
  4. An interview is required for acceptance into the program and will be granted only upon application completion and at the request of the program director.
  5. Submit a rank order list to National Matching Services Inc. Match code number for the Pacific AEGD Program is 2929
  6. Obtain selection notification of the match from National Matching Services Inc.


The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry AEGD Program accepts application materials through the American Dental Education Association, Postgraduate Application Support Service (PASS). This service enables applicants to send an original copy of most application materials to PASS for distribution to all the programs that the applicant selects. PASS must receive application materials by November 16, 2016. Information and application materials for PASS can be obtained from:

1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-2212
800.353.2237 or 202.667.1887
Fax: 202.667.4983


The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry AEGD Program uses the postdoctoral National Matching Services Inc. (NMSI)  Program for notification of program acceptance.  Applicants must submit an applicant agreement to NMSI and obtain a registration number.  Match applicant registration opens on May 18, 2016.

Each applicant and each program must submit a rank order list to National Matching Services Inc. The rank order list will be compiled and applicants and the program will be matched. The Match applicant agreement and information can be obtained from:

National Matching Service, Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4S 3B1
Fax: 416.977.5020


Submit the following directly to Admissions Office — AEGD Program

  1. Small photograph approximately 2" X 2"
  2. Undergraduate transcripts

Submit the following directly to PASS

  1. C.V. or resumé.
  2. Dean's letter including grade point average, class standing and National Boards Scores Part I and II.
  3. Dental school transcript.
  4. Personal statement, not more than two typewritten pages, describing relevant past experience, career goals, and reasons for applying to an AEGD program.
  5. Minimum of (3) ETS Personal Potential Index Evalution (PPI).
  6. Match registration number from the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.

For further information about the admission process, contact the Admissions Adminstrator — AEGD Program at 415.929.6677 or


  • May 18, 2016: ADEA PASS begins accepting applications.
  • May 18, 2016: National Matching Services Inc begins accepting registration for Match number.
  • October 1, 2016: Recommended date which applicants should register for the Match.
  • October 21 2016:  Instructions for submitting Rank Order List and obtaining Match results will be available.
  • November 18, 2016: Application materials must be received by ADEA PASS.  DATES TO BE UPDATED.
  • November 18, 2016: Deadline for 2"x2" photographs, undergraduate transcripts and other required items previously listed must be received by the Admission Office — AEGD Program in addition to all PASS requirements.  DATE TO BE UPDATED
  • December 19, 2016: The ROLIC system will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order List for AEGD Match positions.  
  • January 13, 2017: Deadline to submit Rank Order List to the postdoctoral National Matching Services Inc (NMSI) Program. 
  • January 30, 2017: Release of Phase II Match results.  

Financial Aid


A deferment is a period during which borrowers are entitled to postpone repayment of the principal balance of their loans.

Residents in the AEGD program are not eligible to receive financial aid. Dental residents may be entitled to in-school deferments on existing student loans. If you are entitled to receive one, you should be proactive in ensuring that you receive your deferment.

Criteria for Deferment

Lenders must grant an in-school deferment based on enrollment and in-school status of a borrower as certified by an institution of higher education or an affiliated hospital. It is anticipated that lenders will be able to determine the borrower's eligibility for the deferment based on:

  • A newly completed loan application that documents the borrower's eligibility for the deferment
  • The student status information received by the lender that indicates the borrower is enrolled at least half-time.

Again, dental residents must double-check to see if this has occurred. If the lender defers the loan based on a loan application or enrollment status information, the lender must notify the borrower that the deferment was granted and give the borrower the option of continuing to repay the loan.


Loan consolidation can simplify repayment and may lower your monthly payment. You can combine your student loans even if you borrowed from more than one lender, have more than one type of loan or have different interest rates or repayment plans on the loans.

Qualifications for Consolidation

You must be in your grace period, deferment or in repayment to consolidate your loans. The following loans may be consolidated:

  • Federal or Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized or unsubsidized)
  • Perkins Loans
  • Federal Plus Loans
  • Federal SLS Loans (formerly ALAS Loans)
  • Federal Insured Student Loans (FISL)
  • National Direct Student Loan (NDSL)
  • Health Education Assistance Loans (HEAL)
  • Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL)
  • Nursing Student Loan (NSL)

You can choose which loans to consolidate. Under certain circumstances, consolidation loans can be consolidated with other student loans. Check with the Direct Loan Program for details about loan consolidation.


The fixed interest rate is based on the weighted average interest rate of all the loans your consolidate, rounded up to the next highest 1/8%, with a maximum rate of 8.25%. Your student loan interest may be tax deductible if you meet certain conditions. Contact your tax advisor or the IRS for details.


You have a choice of a standard, graduated, income-sensitive or extended repayment plan, and you may change the repayment plan once a year. Depending on the total amount of your student loans, the repayment will take 10 to 30 years.

Applying for Consolidation

Contact the Direct Loan Program to apply for loan consolidation. If you are in repayment, the program can temporarily suspend your loan payments while your consolidation is being processed.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
June 03, 2016


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