AEGD On Campus

Advanced Education General Dentistry Certificate

12 months
43488 USD/year
43488 USD/year
43488 USD/year
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Expand your knowledge and refine your clinical competency and judgment with a 12-month graduate certificate program in Advanced Education General Dentistry Certificate from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. 


This Advanced Education General Dentistry Certificate program at Temple University  is designed to accommodate six recent dental school graduates who function in the program as residents as well as applicants who hold a DMD or DDS degree from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental school. Dentists who hold a BDS, DMD or DDS from an international dental school not accredited by CODA may apply to the AEGD program for international dentists.  

The field of dentistry is rapidly evolving, with new restorative technologies being pioneered and patients who live longer and have more complex medication and healthcare needs. The program takes you beyond the four-year DMD curriculum and strengthens your knowledge base and clinical judgment, helping you keep pace with advances in the field. While primary patient care provides the majority of residents’ learning experience, you’ll also further enhance your diagnostic skills and ability to develop patient-appropriate treatment plans through the didactic curriculum and weekly seminars covering treatment planning, literature reviews and topics in general dentistry.

Future Career

Recipients of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate are prepared to become

  • comprehensive general dentists,
  • educators and
  • researchers.

Through the Office of Student Affairs, students pursuing careers in dentistry can get counseling and support during their tenure at Kornberg and after they graduate. The office regularly hosts career events and guest speakers covering a wide range of topics including

  • corporate and private practice careers,
  • debt management,
  • general practice residencies,
  • military service, and
  • specialty education.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Periodontal Case Presentations
  • Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium
  •  Combined Spec Treat Plan
  • Advanced Periodontal Microbiology and Immunology
  • Clinical Oral Implantology
  • Classic Periodontal Literature Review
  •  Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Implantology Literature Review

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Degree Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must hold the D.D.S., D.M.D., or B.D.S. degree from a U.S. or Canadian dental school accredited according to the standards of the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Transcripts and Credential Evaluation
  • Resume: Current resume required. Submit resume through the ADEA PASS application.
  • Supplemental Document: A 2x2 photo of the applicant’s face is required for the AEGD program and should be sent directly to the Kornberg School of Dentistry at the address listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43488 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    43488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43488 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    43488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43488 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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