Dr. Zandinejad

Welcome to The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry!  Our program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education (USDE).

The AEGD Residency is a one-year training program providing professional education at a post-doctoral level.  The goal of the program is to expand the scope and depth of the residents’ clinical skills and didactic knowledge while also enabling them to provide comprehensive patient care to a wide-range of patient cases using the latest techniques and utilizing the most up-to-date technologies.  Accordingly, the residency is structured to allow residents to exercise independent judgment beyond that expected in the pre-doctoral curriculum, thereby preparing graduates for successful entry into a comprehensive and modern practice.

The AEGD program is twelve months in length.  The emphasis of the program is on the treatment planning, coordination, and clinical care of patients with multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment needs as well as introducing them to the newest technologies including digital dentistry and emphasizing the principles of evidence-based dentistry as well as its application in their daily practice.

The clinical aspect of the AEGD program is augmented substantially by a well-rounded didactic program designed to enhance patient care with recent technologies.  The Texas A&M University College of Dentistry AEGD Residency Program admitted its first class in July 1990, and was granted the accreditation status of “approval" in 1991. 

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Statements

Notice to students pursuing programs that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.

The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program.

The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state.

The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum. More ...