Graduates from non-ADA accredited schools are required to complete this school's preceptorship program to apply for graduate programs in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), General Practice Residency (GPR), Endodontics, Oral Pathology, Pediatrics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. National Boards Part I may be required in order to apply to the Preceptorship Programs.
The Preceptor Programs do not award academic credit; upon completion of a program, the individual will receive a letter of completion. The programs involve didactic instruction and clinical training. Students in the Preceptor Programs attend seminars and courses with the graduate students and may be assigned to the graduate clinics to develop clinical expertise and treatment-planning skill in the program area.
The preceptor will work under graduate faculty supervision and may be exposed to ongoing research projects. Before patients can be treated, the preceptor will be required to purchase professional malpractice insurance.
Acceptance into a Preceptor Program does not in any way guarantee acceptance to any of the advanced education programs. Applicants to those programs should use the normal application process. For inquiries regarding licensure in Texas, contact the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. For inquiries regarding licensure in other states, visit the ADA website.
Additional expenses that may be incurred during the Preceptor Programs include, but are not limited to: room and board, transportation, parking, textbooks, photocopy and photographic services. Day-to-day living expenses, housing, utilities, transportation -- plus all other related costs -- are the responsibility of the students.