Advanced Education in General Dentistry

  1. Provide high quality comprehensive general dental care, and integrate all phases of dentistry in providing that care.
  2. Make sound judgments in examinations, diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning, while incorporating good patient and staff management principles during the course of patient treatment.
  3. Act as the primary dental care provider for healthy and medically compromised patients; coordinate the service of dental specialties with other health care professionals.
  4. Function efficiently in a hospital setting by providing care for individuals with complex medical and social backgrounds.
  5. Understand the oral health needs of the community and engage in community service.

As Cincinnati’s first hospital, The University Hospital opened in 1823, and it was the first hospital in the United States established primarily for teaching purposes. Today, many of our physicians are professors at the College of Medicine, one of the top 50 medical schools in the country. Access to the latest technological procedures and clinical trial medications, ensures the best quality of care for our patients.

The University Hospital, a 695-bed hospital, serves nearly 375,000 patients annually with primary care services and an extensive list of specialized inpatient and outpatient care services. The University Hospital is part of the Health Alliance, an integrated health care system, which includes The Christ Hospital, The St. Luke Hospitals, The Jewish Hospital, The Fort Hamilton Hospital and the physicians of Alliance Primary Care.

The Dental Center

The Dental Center at The University Hospital is a 6,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, completed in February 2004. It featured direct and indirect digital radiography, computerized scheduling and record keeping and intraoral cameras. The 10 treatment room facility includes all support areas such as conference room, resident’s room, lab and sterilization room.

Certificate Program

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at The University Hospital is a one-year educational program. The AEGD program at The University Hospital is the only general dental residency program in the greater Cincinnati area. The program provides clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level. This experience will prepare residents for the practice of comprehensive general dentistry. Residents will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the term.

  • Beginning date: July 1, each year
  • PASS participant: Yes
  • PASS deadline: Nov. 1, each year

Accreditation status

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and has been granted the accreditation status of preliminary provisional approval. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Tuition, Stipend, Benefits

There is no tuition associated with the certificate program. The stipend for the 2004-2005 year is $40,243. Residents are eligible for full benefits through the Health Alliance, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance and long-term disability and professional liability insurance. Residents may also choose to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare. You will also receive a parking pass, free of charge.

Requirements to apply

  • Application submitted through PASS.
  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school.
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination.
  • Must submit 2 x 2 photograph directly to the program (not to PASS).
  • Must report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code to PASS.

PASS Requirements for the Program

  • Required number of evaluation forms: 3
  • Recommended evaluations: One must be from clinical faculty.
  • Attributes to the evaluated: Quality of clinical knowledge, initiative, reliability, attitude toward learning new skills and interpersonal skills.

Requirements before enrollment in program

  • Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree or equivalent.
  • Must have passed National Dental Board Examination Parts I and II.


The Advanced Education in General Dentistry program provides educational training and hospital experience in all aspects of comprehensive general dentistry. Some highlights of the program include:

  • Majority of a resident’s time is spent in the Dental Center practicing general dentistry.
  • One month rotation each in anesthesia and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • One half-day per week rotation in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
  • General dentistry in the operating room for special needs patients who require general anesthesia.
  • Implant dentistry clinic.
  • Orthdontic and maxillofacial prosthodontic exposure.
  • Lectures, seminars and conferences providing didactic support in all specialty areas of dentistry.

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