Length of Program: 1 year
Number of Positions: 7 (6 for graduates of CODA accredited dental schools and 1 for graduates of non-CODA accredited dental schools)
Financial Arrangement: UC Salary Breakdown
Program Director: Dr. Thomas Lee
The Westwood AEGD Postgraduate Training Program is a one-year postgraduate certificate program with a major emphasis in clinical restorative and implant (restorative and surgical) dentistry. It is for those highly motivated dental school graduates who wish for additional intensive training in treating various complex and comprehensive cases. The program is designed to prepare each postgraduate to be ready for a private practice environment. A graduate of this program would be expected to have a wide and in-depth level of skills and knowledge to practice advanced general dentistry, and to be comfortable in having interactions with various dental specialties.
The didactic portion of the program, which includes various aspects of basic and clinical sciences in dentistry, extends throughout the academic year. Topics covered include all specialty areas of dentistry, physical diagnosis, hospital dentistry, treatment planning, medical emergencies, elements of sedation, oral pathology/medicine, pharmacology, orofacial pain and dysfunctions, implantology, oral radiology, literature review, practice management, etc.