Advanced Education in General Dentistry

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry program is currently in non-enrollment status


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.

Advanced Care fellows

 Hala Afifa

Dr. Hala Afifa

Hometown: Kuwait

Dental School: Jordan University of Science and Technology

PG class of 2021

Muhammad Omari

Dr. Muhammad Omari

Hometown: Irbid, Jordan

Dental School: Jordan University of Science and Technology

PG class of 2021

 Shih-Wei Wang

Dr. Shih-Wei Wang

Hometown: Taiwan

Dental School: Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

PG class of 2021

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State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Graduate Dentistry Programs

The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.

Satisfies Educational Requirements: IL, WI

Does Not Satisfy Educational Requirements: None

No Determination Made: AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MP, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WY

Please contact for more information about state licensure.