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Preceptorship Program in AEGD

 NYU Lutheran Medical Center AEGD at UCSF School of Dentistry

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is a one-year (optional second-year) residency with special emphasis in clinical general dentistry. The residency is designed to refine and enhance the resident’s clinical skills and scientific knowledge base in order to improve the practice of general dentistry in the United States.
The Preceptorship Program in AEGD is an intensive training course in all areas of General Dentistry, which encourages applications from graduates of dental schools outside the United States and Canada and recognized by the World Health Organization.

Length of Preceptorship

The preceptorship will be offered in 12-week modules, and preceptorship students may take up to three modules at the discretion of the director(s). This means that a preceptorship can last from three months to 9 months but cannot be longer. The course is full-time, and outside activities that interfere with the program are not permitted.

Module 1: March, April, May 

Module 2: August, September, and October 

Deadline to Submit an Application

March 1 - May 30: postmarked by November 1
August 1 - October 31: postmarked by May 1

Status of the Preceptorship Students (Preceptees)

Preceptees will be continuing education students registered through the Continuing Dental Education Department of the University of California, San Francisco.

International preceptors who require visa sponsorship will be supported on the J-1 Student-Non Degree visa. For information on the J-1 Student Non-Degree visa, please visit the UCSF International Student and Scholars Office website at or send e-mail to

Areas of General Dentistry Offered for Preceptees

  • Treatment planning
  • Implementation of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental Surgeries including Implantology
  • Complete dentures
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Fixed partial dentures
  • Esthetic dentistry including CAD/CAM
  • Clinical application of Soft Tissue Lasers
  • Practice Management
  • Invisalign

Course Outline

Preceptees will be full participants in the didactic program offered by the Lutheran Medical Center. This consists of the following:

  • Every Third Tuesdays of each month: 9.30am to 12:00pm - Case Presentation and Literature Review
  • Every Fourth Tuesdays of each month: 10:00am to 2:00pm - Didactic lectures/seminars through Video Tele Conferencing
  • Few Mondays of each month: 5:30pm to 7:00pm - Review of diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Thursday: 8:00am to 9:00am - Multidisciplinary Implant Conference
  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm - Observe the treatment of patients in the AEGD clinic

Preceptees do not treat patients in the clinic.  Preceptees will observe/assist activities in the AEGD Clinics and will be involved in diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with problems within the area covered by their preceptorship.  Preceptees may assist with patient care activities but cannot be the lead clinician. Preceptors will work when the AEGD residents or the supervising faculty are treating patients, but never alone.

Preceptees are required to complete HIPPA training, Privacy and Security training, and Infection Control Training upon entering the program.

All preceptees will be assigned a specific mentor who will be responsible for the overall planning of activities. At the discretion of the mentor, the preceptee may become involved in the specific non-patient related research activities of the mentor themselves or of other faculty or research staff within the AEGD program.

A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the Preceptorship Program.  This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time postgraduate residents in specialty programs or other postgraduate programs as a qualification for recognition by the American Dental Association, nor is it considered in the United States as evidence of advanced study or recognition of specialty training.

Please note: Completion of the AEGD Preceptorship does not guarantee admission into the UCSF International Dentist Program

Number of Positions

Two (2) preceptees per module

Program Status

This preceptorship program is not accredited by any national or local accreditation body, but on completion of the program, preceptees will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Continuing Dental Education Department of the UCSF School of Dentistry.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit all of the following materials:

  • UCSF Preceptorship Program Application
  • Official dental education transcripts translated into English
  • 3 confidential reports (letters of reference) from people with knowledge of the applicant's skills and potential, submitted in signed and sealed envelopes
  • Proof of English language proficiency for applicants with English as a second language
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1 page Personal Statement
  • An in-person interview in English maybe required
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $250 USD paid via check made out to UC REGENTS or by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX)

Admissions Process

The director(s) will consider the following criteria in making its decisions:

  • Successful completion of a dental degree education
  • Academic achievement (GPA and class rank if available)
  • Research interests

  • Content of personal statement, including the applicant’s interest in general dentistry, reason for applying to the program, and goals for participating in the program if he/she is accepted
  • Content of confidential reports


$6,200/ module

*Please note that you will be asked to participate in a few lunch and learn sessions conducted with dental product companies.

  1. Please complete and return the Preceptorship Application (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
  2. Please complete and return the State of Proficiency in English form (Adobe Acrobat PDF)