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Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program Overview

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About Lovell FHCC's Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program

  • Open to General Dentists serving on Active Duty in the United States Navy
  • One year AEGD certificate program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Residents receive individual mentoring and top-notch staff support while developing advanced clinical judgment and proficiency in comprehensive treatment planning, prosthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orofacial pain, oral and maxillofacial radiology, CAD/CAM and general dentistry.
  • Location: United States Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, IL 60088
  • Compensation: Department of Defense Active Duty Military Officer Pay and Allowances
  • How to Apply: Navy Medicine Healthcare Careers

Overall Program Goals and Objectives of Navy AEGD Programs

  1. Act as a primary care provider for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner; directing health promotion and disease prevention activities; and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
  2. Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs.
  3. Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
  4. Function effectively and efficiently in multiple health care environments within interdisciplinary health care teams.
  5. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
  6. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
  7. Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.

Program Details

Other Helpful Links

Navy Medicine

Naval Postgraduate Dental School

Commission on Dental Accreditation

For more information on the FHCC AEGD program, please contact LCDR Jonathon Blaze Negron, 847-688-3331 or

For more information on becoming a dental officer in the U.S. Navy, please contact your local Navy Healthcare Recruiter.