Program Description:


Jodie Wing Lee, DMD


Beheshteh Khodakhast, DDS, MS, F.A.C.P., Gerald W. Ogilvie DDS, Frank B. Gardner, DDS, Sam E. Hayes, DDS, David J. Thein, DDS, MSD, Bruce C. Cummings, DDS, David A. Jackson, DDS, Steven J. Prstojevich, MD,DDS; Lauren Carr, DDS

The advanced education in general dentistry residency program is a 12-month Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited program that begins July 1st of each year for six residents. The program is designed to refine and advance knowledge, skills and clinical competency and proficiency in the practice of comprehensive general dentistry. The program bridges the gap between dental school and dental practice. Clinical instruction is offered in all of the clinical disciplines. The didactic component provides postgraduate training in the basic and behavioral sciences, as well as the clinical sciences and practice management. Upon completion of this program a certificate in “Advanced General Dentistry” will be awarded.


An applicant for this program must be a citizen of the United States or a foreign national having a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Applicants must also submit evidence of graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or the Canadian Dental Accrediting Commission, or verification from the dean of an accredited dental school that the applicant will graduate during the current academic year. A minimum dental school 3.0 GPA is required for all applicants.  The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is preferred but not required.  Scores should be self-reported on the PASS application.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated school tuition can be obtained at the Advanced Education Enrollment Fees section of this catalog or from the dental school’s office of student programs (816-235-2080). If selected for the program there is a $500 nonrefundable acceptance fee which must be paid within 2 days of acceptance of the position. There is also a partial tuition waiver. More information will be provided to the applicant once he/she is accepted into the program.

Financial  Assistance

Up-to-date additional information on financial assistance can be obtained at


Residents will receive an annual stipend of $49,000


Application to this program is through the ADEA PASS program. Use the link for greater detail. The deadline for receipt of application at the school is Oct. 1 of the year prior to planned enrollment.


Competitive applicants will be invited to Kansas City for an interview with the program director and other selected faculty and staff. If invited, the interview is a required part of the application process and funding is the responsibility of the applicant.

Point of Contact

To request further information, please contact either the Office of Student Programs at (816) 235-2080 or; or program director, Dr. Jodie Wing Lee at (816) 235-2199 or

Student Learning Outcomes

Residents on completion of the AEGD program will have the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care at a level of skill and competency beyond that achieved in their pre-doctoral training. It is expected that they will be able to provide this care to a broad and diverse patient population which includes the medically compromised and those with special needs.

The objectives of the didactic and clinical experiences is to broaden and strengthen the scope and level of residents competencies and proficiencies in the practice of dentistry.

Student Learning Outcomes include:

  1. Function as a patient’s primary and comprehensive oral health care provider.
  2. Develop rapport and confidence with patients by treating them efficiently and professionally in a dental practice setting utilizing ancillary personnel to enhance productivity.
  3. Make referrals to and obtain consultations from professional colleagues for the treatment of dental, medical, psychological, and social problems presented by dental patients.
  4. Perform a comprehensive dental exam by obtaining a complete history evaluating the patient's chief complaint, gathering indicated diagnostic data, interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests and recognizing the need for consultations.
  5. Develop the data obtained from a comprehensive exam into a complete problem list that facilitates solving the problems with a comprehensive sequenced treatment plan. An emphasis will be made to present treatment plans that respect a patient’s cultural individuality, special needs, or any social, medical, or psychological issues.
  6. Develop and perform the skills to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex treatment plan in an efficient manner. In addition recognize which procedures or situations would be better managed by an appropriate referral to a dental specialist.
  7. Modify a treatment plan, if indicated, based on therapeutic outcomes, unexpected circumstances or the patient's individual needs.
  8. Treat patients with intraoral dental emergencies and infections.
  9. Anticipate, prevent, diagnose, and provide initial treatment and follow-up management for medical emergencies that may occur during dental treatment.

Educational formats used are: formal courses, lectures, seminars, literature reviews, assigned readings, hands-on courses, case presentation, attendance at continuing education, guest speakers, treatment planning conferences, clinical demonstrations and chairside clinical teaching.

Program Requirements

G-PRAC 5721General Practice Clinic I1-10
G-PRAC 5722General Practice Clinic II1-10
G-PRAC 5723General Practice Clinic III1-10
G-PRAC 5728Dental Implantology1
BMS 9701Clinical Anatomy of Head and Neck2-4
BIO-SCI 5742Biomaterials for the Restorative and General Dentist2

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

Successful completion includes:

  1. Maintaining a 3.0 GPA for all assigned didactic and clinical course work
  2. Maintenance of all required clinical documentation
  3. Document clinical cases for presentation at treatment planning seminars
  4. Progressively increase resident’s scope of practice  and increase clinical competencies beyond that of a graduate of a four year D.D.S. (D.M.D.) program
  5. Provide dental care to a diverse population in an ethical, competent, compassionate and professional manner
  6. Achieve established program “goals and objectives” established by the Council of Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association
  7. Coordinate and participate in community service projects
  8. Comply with all policies established by UMKC and the School of Dentistry.

UMKC is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer