Program Objectives

The objectives of the 2-Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program are to provide advanced training in general dentistry and the applied basic sciences beyond the level of predoctoral education.

  • The program will enhance the resident’s scope of knowledge and clinical skills required to provide comprehensive dental care for all patient populations.
  • Guided clinical experiences will sharpen the resident’s ability to make rational decisions regarding treatment modalities.
  • In addition, the resident will be given an opportunity to interact with other health-care professionals, while acting as the patient’s oral healthcare coordinator.
  • 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 the recognized dental specialties and appropriate medical services.
  • The teaching staff consists of generalists and board eligible or certified dental specialists representing a broad spectrum of dental expertise.

The didactic program includes a series of scheduled and structured teaching sessions at advanced levels of training devoted to pertinent topics in the basic, diagnostic, and clinical sciences related the comprehensive practice of dentistry.

The clinical program will provide the resident the opportunity and experience to take responsibility for the comprehensive care of varied and complex patients. Special emphasis is allowed for the resident’s special interest and/or the institutions resources

The majority of the resident’s time is spent providing dental care at the clinic. As the resident’s level of diagnostic and clinical skill increases, the resident will be assigned more challenging and complex cases throughout the year. Although an objective of the postdoctoral program is to encourage independent judgment in practice, clinical faculty is scheduled and present in the clinic at all times for consultation, supervision, and active teaching, as required.

  • Community service: this aspect of the residency is designed to expose the residents to opportunities where they may use their talents and skills to the greater good of society. During this residency, each resident will be challenged to use their skills to educate, evaluate and provide for our patients within the clinic.
  • Residents will be encouraged to integrate preventive measures such as fluoride therapy, oral hygiene instruction, antimicrobial therapy and use of fluoride releasing materials as part of their disease control protocol.
  • Graduates of are expected to engage in community service by improving access to care through treatment of the underserved populations and patients with special needs within the patients of the Hialeah Dental Center.

The resident’s family of patients is monitored periodically for quality assessment, and verification of the resident’s mix of varied clinical experiences and continuity of care.

The clinical program is balanced with the integration of the basic and behavioral sciences, interaction and communication with other healthcare providers, laboratory technicians, and other adjunctive persons and services.

Head and Neck Tumor Board

The elective Mount Sinai Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Program supports cancer education at all levels. The attendance at Head and Neck Tumor Board and the cancer lecture series supports the diagnosis and control of oral cancers. The Head and Neck Tumor Board is on a volunteer participation basis.

This allows the resident to demonstrate an understanding of relevant diagnostic methods, TNM staging and the multidisciplinary therapies available for treatment of patients with these cancers. The faculty responsible for direct supervision at the site is also an attending at both institutions, and that greatly enhances resident experience as well as ensuring he is familiar with the goals of the program.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure contains important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-Hialeah) program. This information is provided in accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations.