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AEGD Didactic Program

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Didactic Program

Our educational program offers numerous formal courses, seminars and literature reviews to supplement our clinical experience and provide residents exposure to all aspects of dentistry. Staff specialists and outside consultants lead these valuable conferences held a least once a week. Residents are also required to provide educational experiences to their classmates and mentors to include: patient care conferences held 12 times/year, dental materials lecture, special needs patient presentation, and literature reviews. Residents will also demonstrate competency in researching and reviewing literature as well as presenting a table clinic at the Great Lakes Dental Society in the spring.

Required Seminar topics include:

  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Restoration of the Edentulous Space/Implants
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders
  • History and Physical
  • Management of Special Needs Patients
  • Practice Management


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

In addition to didactic and clinical dental experiences, military residency offers additional military experiences required to be a dental Officer in the United States Navy. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Medical Department Officer Course (BMDOC)
  • Emergency Preparedness Response Course (EPRC)
  • Incident Command System (ICS 100)
  • Combat Casualty Care Course (C4)
  • Operational Forces Management Seminar

For more information on the AEGD Program at Lovell FHCC, please visit:
AEGD Overview
AEGD Program Rotation Schedule
AEGD Program Specific Goals and Objectives