While we, dentists, don’t have to take advanced dental education program to practice as a dentist. 

 it is something to consider. 

Why? Because it gives us options. Through advanced training such as General Practice Residencies (GPR) and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), we can expand our career options and scope of practice. 

It is also a good way to sharpen or increase your skills or knowledge in specialties that could help you in your general practice.

The length of these general dentistry advanced dental programs varies, but most are 12 months. There are currently 184 GPR programs and 91 AEGD programs in the United States according to ADEA.

" I believed I was a good dentist. When I moved to Washington, I decided to take an AEGD program. The program really allowed me to enhance my way of practice, now I believe I am better and  better is more than good, this was the best investment on my career"

Cesar Cruz, DDS AEGD

AAAEGD Executive Director 

AEGD /GPR programs locator.


Here are some of the benefits of becoming a member of the AAAEGD :

  • Online Study Groups
  • Group discount on dental Supplies including implant supplies.
  • Group discount on Dental Lab
  • Dental Practice Success tools
  • One to one guidance to achieve your educational goals with the most advanced techniques in the field

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