Advanced Education in General Dentistry


The purpose of this program is to develop advanced education in general dentistry that will provide training beyond the level of predoctoral education in clinical dentistry and applied basic and behavioral sciences. The program expands the scope and depth of the dentists’ knowledge and skills to provide care to a wide range of population groups. The program provides education at the postdoctoral level and a smooth transition into a general dentistry career.

The program is 12 months in length and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The resident stipend is $40,000 per year. Successful completion culminates in the award of a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry. The program begins every year on July 1.

AEGD facilities

The AEGD program is housed in the state-of-the-art Advanced Care Clinic in Marquette's School of Dentistry. Each resident operatory consists of A-dec equipment, newly installed computers with 19-inch flat panel displays, digital radiography and a dedicated X-ray unit.

AEGD application requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement and curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate and dental school GPA and class ranks
  • Scores from the National Board Dental Exams*
  • (International residents/students) TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency**

* All foreign-trained applicants are strongly encouraged to take NBDE Parts I and II. Though the NBDE are not an absolute requirement for admission, they will make the applicant more competitive.

** All foreign-trained applicants that are not already licensed to practice in the United States are required to take a pre-clinical dental proficiency exam as a requisite for acceptance. The exam is given ONLY to those applicants who are invited for an interview. ALL interviews are by invitation only.

Application procedures

Application to the program is always very competitive. Forms are available from ADEA PASS.

Application deadline: October 1

For information about position availability, applicants should call (414) 288-3323 or contact Admissions via email.

*Applications are accepted only through the ADEA PASS Application website. For application requirements and procedures, please visit ADEA PASS.

All applicants must be prepared to appear for a personal interview in Milwaukee during December and January. This occasion has a twofold purpose. Faculty members have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the applicant, and applicants have the opportunity to become acquainted with various facets of the program to which they are applying. Phone interviews are not acceptable.

As a matter of policy, the Marquette School of Dentistry accepts individuals into its postdoctoral programs solely on the basis of merit and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, handicap, national origin, gender or age.