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Spartanburg Medical Center / Advanced Education in General Dentistry (12 months)

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: November 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  12 months

        Program Number: AEGD1608

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Community

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Certificate

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4 South Carolina 3 Alabama

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Spartanburg Medical Center AEGD program is a 12-month community-clinic based program.   Our clinic sites are "safety net" facilities offering low-cost dental services to unserved communities in Spartanburg, SC, and Bessemer, Alabama. They have an outreach to those that cannot afford traditional dental services and individuals enrolled in addiction recovery programs.


      The education philosophy of the AEGD program is to provide General Dentistry Resident education in a multidisciplinary environment that enhances and refines skills and knowledge obtained in dental school and provides practical experiences serving underserved communities.   An emphasis on professional ethics and community care will be at the forefront of every education opportunity.


      Our AEGD program focuses on broad-based dental experiences for residents, and compassionate care for our patients. We offer advanced training experiences in dental implants, implant site development, rotary endodontics, exodontia, and restorative work, as well as other aspects of general dentistry. We also provide IV sedation training, which is somewhat unique among AEGD programs. Additionally, using our online curriculum and conferencing technology, Residents will be able to engage other program residents and faculty located at the other location.


      While it is unfortunate that so many patients in our communities are in need of our low-cost dental services, our residents benefit from a very large patient base and high demand for dental services. This creates a rewarding experience for both patients and residents.  The clinics are busy, given our low prices, and residents will receive a mix of clinical experiences


      Residents should anticipate a mix of comprehensive dental care patients and limited care “emergency” or episodic patients. The comprehensive care model will include most aspects of general dentistry and will be heavy in exodontia and IMPLANT SUPPORTED prothesis construction, as these are the services most demanded by our patient base analysis, as determined by discussions with the sponsoring hospital and local dentists. Also, restorative work, endodontics, periodontics, and fixed prosthodontics will be required. The clinics will be busy, given our low prices, and residents will receive a mix of clinical experiences. Residents will also gain experience managing a variety of dental emergencies by seeing walk-in patients. These will include dental pain, infections, broken teeth, and other emergent presentations. Residents will diagnose and manage these cases, and this offers opportunities for referrals to specialists, when appropriate and in consultation with faculty.


      Residents will be monitored during Patient Case Presentation seminars, in which residents will present cases and treatment plans. This is an opportunity for faculty to review treatment planning techniques with residents and reinforce best practices.


      The two clinics available for assignment are Spartanburg Community Dental Center in Spartanburg, SC and Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, Alabama.


      Information on Spartanburg Community Dental Center can be found here:

      Information on the Spartanburg, SC community can be found here:


      Information on Foundry Dental Center can be found here:

      Information on the Bessemer / Birmingham area can be found here:

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes

        Can be a permanent resident?: No

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: No

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: Will Not be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident

        Additional Information: 

        Only US Citizens can be accepted into the program.  Only graduates of CODA Accrediated US or Canadian CODA accredited dental schools can enroll.  

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Not Applicable

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Not Applicable

        Additional Information: