AEGD Program - Rotation Schedule and Descriptions - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
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AEGD Program - Rotation Schedule and Descriptions

AEGD Clinic

The AEGD clinic is located in the Fisher Medical and Dental Clinic, Bldg. 237, on Naval Station Great Lakes. This is home to the AEGD program and main work center/office space for AEGD residents. General Dentistry is the core of the AEGD program and comprehensive treatment plans are developed and carried out in the 237 Dental Clinic. Multidisciplinary care is provided under the guidance of our experienced mentors in Comprehensive Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics (Fixed, Removable and Implants), Oral Diagnosis, Orofacial Pain and Operative Dentistry. Rotation length is throughout the year when not on otherwise noted rotation below.

Oral Diagnosis/Emergency Care “Sick Call”

The purpose of the Oral Diagnosis rotation is to help you learn to function as a skilled and knowledgeable general dentist in a primary care setting, providing periodic (T-2), and problem-focused (T-3) exams. This rotation is designed to help develop your diagnostic skills, improve your clinical skills and efficiency, and prepare you to serve as a highly competent provider in a busy and dynamic primary care setting. You will also be expected to coordinate the delivery of comprehensive oral health care as appropriate. The OD portion of your rotation will allow you to become very familiar with the Navy dental record and system for examination and dental classification. In addition, performing multiple dental exams on our active duty members will expose you to the wide variety of oral health concerns that present to our clinics, and further hone your diagnostic abilities. Your sick call rotation will allow you to evaluate and treat a variety of acute conditions, further developing your diagnostic and patient management skills. Objectives of the sick call rotation are to provide problem-focused (T-3) exams to patients presenting with pain, infection, trauma, and other acute conditions, provide emergency treatment for the relief of such conditions and coordinate definitive treatment and follow-up as necessary.

Endodontics

AEGD residents will complete their endodontics rotation in the endodontics division at the USS Osborne Recruit Dental Facility, Bldg. 1017, located on Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Each resident will complete a 2-week “Mini-Endo” rotation. This will occur during the summer or fall. The primary objective is to prepare new dental officers for standing duty. By the end of the rotation, each officer should be able to perform an endodontic evaluation and decide if endodontic treatment is needed. Each resident will subsequently complete a 1-month endodontics rotation. The primary goal is to ensure officers can competently perform quality endodontic treatment on a variety of teeth. Each officer should understand the fundamental principles of endodontic instrumentation and obturation and when referral to an endodontist is appropriate.

Oral Surgery

AEGD residents will complete their oral surgery rotation in the oral surgery division at the USS Osborne Recruit Dental Facility, Bldg. 1017, located on Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Each resident will complete a 1-month rotation. The purpose of the rotation is to ensure officers can competently diagnose, treatment plan and perform surgical and non-surgical extractions of erupted and partially erupted third molars, perform post-surgical follow-up including diagnosis and treatment of post-operative complications, and become familiar with soft tissue biopsies and suturing.

Operative

AEGD residents will complete their operative rotation in the operative division at the USS Osborne Recruit Dental Facility, Bldg. 1017, located on Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Each resident will complete a 1-month rotation. The purpose of the rotation is to ensure officers can competently diagnose, treatment plan and restore dentition with a variety of treatment options which may include: inlay, onlay, partial and full coverage AMR, MCR and ACR, vital and non-vital bleaching, microabrasion, enameloplasty, direct composite veneers, porcelain veneers, restoration of the endodontically treated tooth with direct and indirect restorations, custom cast and prefabricated posts and cores.

CAD/CAM

AEGD residents will complete their CAD/CAM rotation in the prosthodontic division at the USS Osborne Recruit Dental Facility, Bldg. 1017, located on Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. Each resident will complete a 2-week rotation exclusively in CAD/CAM and then on cases treatment planned throughout the year. The purpose of the rotation is to ensure officers are competent in proper case selection, treatment planning, preparing, scanning, designing, milling, all required lab work (firing/polishing/etching), and delivering of CAD/CAM restorations in a variety of available dental materials.

Periodontics

AEGD residents will complete their periodontics rotation in the periodontics division the Fisher Medical and Dental Clinic, Bldg. 237, on Naval Station Great Lakes and at the FHCC hospital dental clinic, Bldg 133, North Chicago. Each resident will complete a 1-month rotation. The purpose of the rotation is to ensure officers can competently diagnose, treatment plan and perform surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy, evaluate the results of periodontal therapy and establish/monitor a periodontal maintenance program. At the hospital clinic, emphasis is placed on managing the Veteran dental patient with special needs (medical, physical, psychological or social).

Prosthodontics

AEGD residents will complete their periodontics rotation in the periodontics division the Fisher Medical and Dental Clinic, Bldg. 237, on Naval Station Great Lakes. Each resident will complete a 1-month rotation. The purpose of the rotation is to ensure officers can competently diagnose, treatment plan and perform a wide variety of prosthodontic procedures including restoring the edentulous space with implants, fixed, or removable, understand and treat occlusal disorders and implant complications. Emphasis is also placed on communicating with our in-house full service prosthodontic laboratory.

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