Going Back To An AEGD/GPR

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Is it unusual to go back to an AEGD/GPR post graduation, let's say after practicing for a couple years? I graduated a couple years ago and have been in a stable private practice, but our practice is limited to restorative, aligners, and sleep.

I want to develop my skills in endo, surgeries, etc., but the owner doctor I work for doesn’t do a ton, if any of this type of work.

Is it possible to apply and get into an AEGD/GPR in a situation like this? Do programs frown upon applicants who have been in private practice for a couple years?

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No. They actually prefer your type. They expect you to make them more revenue, decrease their liability, act more professionally, etc.
 
Is it unusual to go back to an AEGD/GPR post graduation, let's say after practicing for a couple years? I graduated a couple years ago and have been in a stable private practice, but our practice is limited to restorative, aligners, and sleep.

I want to develop my skills in endo, surgeries, etc., but the owner doctor I work for doesn’t do a ton, if any of this type of work.

Is it possible to apply and get into an AEGD/GPR in a situation like this? Do programs frown upon applicants who have been in private practice for a couple years?

It seems unusual to go AEGD/GPR after private practice, unless you're looking to apply to a specialty that you aren't strong enough to get into without an AEGD/GPR. I'd see it as a red flag if someone came from private practice back to an AEGD/GPR.
 
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Is it unusual to go back to an AEGD/GPR post graduation, let's say after practicing for a couple years? I graduated a couple years ago and have been in a stable private practice, but our practice is limited to restorative, aligners, and sleep.

I want to develop my skills in endo, surgeries, etc., but the owner doctor I work for doesn’t do a ton, if any of this type of work.

Is it possible to apply and get into an AEGD/GPR in a situation like this? Do programs frown upon applicants who have been in private practice for a couple years?
Residency directors (like the people who responded) will have a variety of opinions. Some will be intrigued by your background and others will dismiss you outright. I have experienced both because I went through a similar situation that you are in. But rest assured that you can be honest about who you are and find a great (not perfect) program. Best of luck
 
Is it unusual to go back to an AEGD/GPR post graduation, let's say after practicing for a couple years? I graduated a couple years ago and have been in a stable private practice, but our practice is limited to restorative, aligners, and sleep.

I want to develop my skills in endo, surgeries, etc., but the owner doctor I work for doesn’t do a ton, if any of this type of work.

Is it possible to apply and get into an AEGD/GPR in a situation like this? Do programs frown upon applicants who have been in private practice for a couple years?
Why not just find a practice that does that already and get mentorship through that?
 
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