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Dental Residency Program

NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE
AEGD RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Advanced Education In General Dentistry (AEGD) program located in Rancho Mirage is a one-year postdoctoral certificate program in general dentistry. This residency program is specifically designed to provide advanced training in clinical dentistry and refine the skills necessary for the general dentist to provide comprehensive patient care for all population groups. The program includes didactic and clinical components. The didactic experience is designed to enrich pre-doctoral training in diagnostic and clinical sciences. The focus of the clinical curriculum provides in-house comprehensive care to a wide range of patients including special needs/medically compromised presenting  with complex dental needs.

We Care Dental has served the Coachella Valley and Riverside population since 2009. In 2015, the AEGD program was established by a joint effort between Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine and NYU Lutheran Medical Center. The program includes 2 residents and a general dentist faculty member in attendance during each clinic period to assist the resident with patient management and clinical problems as comprehensive care is administered. Predoctoral students from WesternU College of Dental Medicine rotate to the clinic and participate in a team based approach to patient care with residents and faculty. Residents learn and participate in the practice management aspects of the clinical operation.

At the state-of-the art facility residents have many opportunities to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in various dental disciplines such as prosthodontics, periodontal and oral surgery, esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, and endodontics. If you have question about the AEGD program, please contact the individuals listed above.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Contact Us:

Denise Frances, DMD
Associate Director
dfrancesmg@gmail.com

David Lazarchik, DMD
Associate Dean
dlazarchik@westernu.edu

Hala Shakir, BDS, DDS
Dental Director
hshakir@westernu.edu

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Business Hours:

Monday through Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
CLOSED

For Information or to schedule an appointment please call:

(760) 565-6055


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