- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Contact Information
Thomas K. Lee, DDS
The Westwood AEGD Postgraduate Training Program is a postgraduate certificate program with a major emphasis in clinical restorative and implant (restorative & surgical) dentistry. It is for those highly motivated dental school graduates who plan to remain a general practitioner and who wish for additional intensive training in treating various complex and comprehensive cases. The program is designed to prepare each postgraduate to be ready for the “real world” private practice general dentistry environment. A graduate of this program would be expected to have a wide and in-depth level of skills and knowledge to practice advanced general dentistry, and to be comfortable in having interactions with various dental specialties.
The didactic portion of the program, which includes various aspects of basic and clinical sciences in dentistry, extends throughout the academic year. Topics covered include all specialty areas of dentistry, physical diagnosis, hospital dentistry, treatment planning, medical emergencies, elements of sedation, oral pathology/medicine, pharmacology, orofacial pain and dysfunctions, implantology, oral radiology, literature review, practice management, etc.
All patient care provided by postgraduates is comprehensive. There are many opportunities for the postgraduates to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in various dental disciplines such as prosthodontics, periodontal and oral surgery, esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry, simple orthodontics, endodontics, and care of the medically compromised patient. Faculty coverage is provided at all clinic sessions. The postgraduates also have access to full dental laboratory support. Each postgraduate's weekly schedule often involves 50+ hours in the clinic and classes. Postgraduates also have after-hour call responsibilities. The majority of the postgraduates' clinical experiences occur in the AEGD clinic located at the Westwood site.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Length of Program: 1 year
Number of Positions: 6 (please refer to the AEGD International page to learn about the 1 international position)
Financial Arrangement: B salary
- US citizen or permanent resident
- DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited program
- National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II
- Submit primary materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Please visit the ADEA PASS webpage for more information.
- Submit the UCLA Standard Residency Supplemental Application directly to the Student Affairs Office:
- Participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) for AEGD programs.
Incomplete files will not be considered.
PASS Application Deadline: October 3
UCLA Supplemental Application Deadline: October 15
Selected candidates will be invited to interview. If you have been selected, the Clinic Administrator will contact you by November 15.
Timing of Interviews: December
Approximate Number of Candidates Selected for Interviews: 18
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:
- Academic achievement
- Performance on NBDE
- Demonstrated interest in/commitment to general dentistry
- Life experience
- Content of recommendation letters
Applicants will be notified of acceptance through the Match service. To find out when results will be available, please consult the Match service.