University of New England
College of Dental Medicine (UNE CDM) in Portland, ME, has
partnered with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine (now part of NYU Langone Medical Center) to provide a
CODA-accredited Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program.
“The goal of this partnership
with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine is to provide
training to recent graduates in evidence-based clinical dentistry at a postdoctoral
level [and] to refine clinical skills necessary for the general dentist to
oral health care, including complex prosthodontic treatment and advanced
treatment planning for a wider patient population,” says Elias Mikael Chatah,
D.M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, AEGD Site Director at UNE CDM.
NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine
is the largest advanced dental education residency program in the United States
and the Caribbean. Since its inception in 1988, the AEGD program has successfully
prepared thousands of advanced clinicians while fulfilling its mission to serve
large, ethnically diverse and underserved populations by providing
comprehensive, high-quality dental care. NYU Lutheran programs and its training
sites, including UNE CDM, are CODA accredited.
CDM is the first dental school in Maine and Northern New England. UNE CDM’s mission is to improve the health
of Northern New England and shape the future of dentistry through excellence in
education, discovery and service. Designed
to achieve and support several goals of both the UNE CDM curriculum and patient
care models, the UNE CDM Oral Health Center (OHC) was completed in the summer
of 2013; it contains 76 dental operatories equipped with electronic
health records, digital radiology and CBCT and CAD/CAM technology.
OHC serves patients from cities and rural areas in Maine and the surrounding
states. Under the supervision of a diverse and vibrant faculty, dental students
treat patients with needs that range from simple to complex.
residents will provide quality patient-centered, evidence-based comprehensive dental
care in a collaborative and educational group practice setting. They will contribute positively to the access to dental
care issues that underserved communities in Maine and Northern New England have
experienced. A unique aspect of UNE CDM is its public health-oriented
curriculum, which will be reflected in the AEGD program.
addition to clinical practice at a postgraduate level, the AEGD program will
provide graduate-level didactic instruction via video conferencing, traditional
lectures, literature reviews and case-based education.
The AEGD program is set to start on July 3, 2017.
“We are pleased to add a new postgraduate program to our already robust D.M.D.
program. We are proud to serve the people of Maine and Northern New England,”
says Dr. Chatah, the AEGD Site Director.
UNE is a private, nonprofit
institution with campuses located in Biddeford and Portland, ME. The university
offers degrees for Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), Osteopathic Medicine
(D.O.), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant,
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and many more science, health-related
and other degrees.
of Elias M. Chatah, D.M.D., University of New England College of Dental
on July 12, 2017