AEGD Hialeah

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in Hialeah is a 24-month program that leads to a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

The program is designed to provide advanced clinical dentistry training beyond the pre-doctoral education level. Specifically, the program is intended to enhance the resident’s confidence and competence in performing all aspects of general dentistry. The training includes experience in recognized dental specialties. Competitive applicants will be invited to a one-day interview in the fall. A class of 12 students will be admitted once yearly in early summer.

24 Month Program


First-Year Resident – Summer
Operative 1
Operative 2
Clinic Protocol
Periodontics 1/ Phase 1 Therapy
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1/Anxiety, Sedation & Pain Control
Basic Principals Occlusion
Fixed Prosthodontics
Removable Prosthodontics
Clinical Performance 1
Clinical Sciences 1
Principles of Endodontics 1

First-Year Resident – Fall
Comprehensive Prosthodontics
Special Topics/Oral Pathology
Clinical Performance 2
Clinical Sciences 2
Principles of Endodontics 2
Periodontics 2
Implant Dentistry 1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2/Emergency Care

First-Year Resident – Spring
Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry
Special Care Dentistry, Medically Compromised, Geriatric & Disabled
Clinical Performance 3
Clinical Sciences 3
Principles of Endodontics 3
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 3
Periodontics for the General Practitioner 3

Second-Year Resident – Summer
Implant Dentistry 2
Clinical Performance 4
Advanced Clinical Sciences 1
Advanced Topics Restorative Dentistry 1
Advanced Topics Periodontics 1
Advanced Topics Endodontics 1
Advanced Topics Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1

Second-Year Resident – Fall
Clinical Performance 5
Advanced Clinical Sciences 2
Advanced Topics Implant Dentistry 1
Advanced Topics Restorative Dentistry 2
Advanced Topics Periodontics 2
Advanced Topics Endodontics 2
Advanced Topics Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2
Practice Management

Second-Year Resident – Spring
Clinical Performance 6
Advanced Clinical Sciences 3
Advanced Topics in Implant Dentistry 2
Advanced Topics in Restorative Dentistry 3
Advanced Topics in Periodontics 3
Advanced Topics in Endodontics 3
Advanced Topics in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 3

Courses are subject to change. Any changes to the curriculum will be updated as soon as possible.


The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program – Hialeah is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program’s most recent accreditation visit from the Commission on Dental Accreditation was in 2015 and was approved without reporting requirements.

Graduation Rate for the Past Five Years

Year of Graduation Percentage of residents that graduated
2019 100%
2020 100%
2021 100%
2022 100%
2023 100%

Program Director and Chair

Rodrigo Souza

Rodrigo Souza

Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (305) 694-5400
Daniel W McNeil

Daniel W McNeil PhD

Chair, Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science | Parker E. Mahan Endowed Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6801

Department Administrator

Sharleine Diaz

Sharleine Diaz

Academic Assistant
Phone: (305) 694-5400

Contact AEGD Hialeah

750 E. 25th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
Phone: 305-694-5400 x 103
Fax: 305-693-2394