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 domestic and overseas-qualified dentists.

Length of Preceptorship

The preceptorship will be offered in 12-week modules. Preceptorship students may take up to three modules at the discretion of the director(s). This means that a preceptorship can last from three to nine months, but no longer. The course is full time; 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 Nov. 1
Aug. 1-Oct. 31: postmarked by May 1

Status of the Preceptorship Students (Preceptees)

Preceptees will be visiting scholars registered through the Continuing Dental Education Department of the University of California, San Francisco.

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

Areas of General Dentistry Offered for Preceptors

  • 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

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

  • Every third Tuesday of each month, 9.30 a.m.-noon - Case Presentation and Literature Review
  • Every fourth Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Didactic lectures/seminars through Video Tele Conferencing
  • Few Mondays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. - Review of diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Thursday, 8-9 a.m. - Multidisciplinary Implant Conference
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Observe the treatment of patients in the AEGD clinic

Preceptors do not treat patients in the clinic. Preceptors will observe activities done in the AEGD Clinics and will be involved in diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with problems within the area covered by their preceptorship. Preceptors will observe the AEGD residents or the supervising faculty are treating patients, but never alone.

Preceptors are required to complete HIPPA training, privacy and security training, and infection control training upon entering the program.

All preceptors 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.

Note: Completion of the AEGD Preceptorship does not guarantee admission into the UCSF International Dentist Program.

Number of Positions

Two (2) preceptors per module

Program Status

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.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit all of the following materials:

  • UCSF Preceptorship Program Application
  • Official dental education transcripts translated into English
  • Three (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
  • One-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)



*Preceptors will be asked to participate in a few lunch-and-learn sessions conducted with dental product companies.

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