Aegd/gpr

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by crocko13, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. crocko13

    crocko13 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    So what are the advantages to GPR's and AEGD's, what's the difference between the two for that matter?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. crocko13

    crocko13 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
  4. ca_dreamin'

    ca_dreamin' Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    1
    It all depends on each individual program. Traditionally, both will take you through most or all specialty areas. The GPR programs usually (but not always) have a little more of a hospital focus, and you tend to deal more with special needs than through AEGD.

    This can vary dramatically with each program, though, so look up the curriculum of the program you have in mind before applying.

    Both are good for getting more confident in your skills before going out into practice. Good luck.
     
  5. FreshBreath

    FreshBreath Member
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Gpr tend to be hospital based while AEGD tend to be dental school based. As noted though, each can vary and it is important to look at what one prgram offers. Not all gprs or aegds are created equal.

    However, is it only to help build confidence? I thought they were good also for possibly doing certain treatment that one may be limited to in dental school, such as perio surgery, implant exposure, more complex fixed cases? Am I mistaken?
     
  6. rarm1

    rarm1 Senior Member
    SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    741
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Dentist
    Hi,
    Now all programs are different. At one time GPRs were strickly hospital and AEGD strickly dental school. More medically compromised vs more dentistry.
    Today all have started to blend... you have to check each program.
    Some AEGDs do the screening/tx of medically compromised for the dental school and university hospital... and some GPRs have strong implant programs..etc.

    For example, our program..a GPR.. see all the pre cardiac surgery patients, pre transplant, pre irradiation, etc.... we also have every Wed afternoon - IMPLANTS, and Thursdays PM - perio, etc.

    Generally a hospital based program will have on-call. Yes more work - but you will see dental emergencies yo didn't see in dental school - avulsed teeth, acute I&Ds, trauma.

    Best to give programs a call... ask to visit.. ask to speak to current residents.

    if we can be of any help just call
     
  7. crocko13

    crocko13 Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Gotcha,
    I was thinking there was overlap between the two and not a well defined difference. But besides more exposure, what are most students trying to get out of either program. Will they help to specialize further?
    Thanks.
     
  8. ItsGavinC

    Dentist Moderator Emeritus 15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2001
    Messages:
    11,750
    Likes Received:
    13
    Status:
    Dentist
    Sure, many students use them as a stepping stone of sorts into a specialty program.
     

Share This Page