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The Advanced General Dentistry Program (AGDP) provides comprehensive clinical training for dental graduates under the supervision of specialized faculty members in a fully equipped up-to-date clinics.

The program is specially designed for fresh dental graduates in order to expand their clinical experience in General Dentistry including: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Operative and Esthetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery and Implantology.

Emphasis is paid on the comprehensive assessment and appropriate management of the oral care needs for all patients. This program is available annually for a period of one academic year commencing in September.

Upon completion of the program, successful candidates get the privilege to directly register at BAU postgraduate programs.

Admission

Applicants must hold Bachelor Degree of Oral and Dental Surgery from BAU or other recognized dental school in Lebanon or abroad.

Required Documents

Certified photocopy of the Bachelor Degree. A transcript of the courses studied and the grades obtained are additionally required for non-BAU graduates.

  • Work Permit or Syndicate membership.
  • A certified photocopy of the Inpidual Civil Status Record or Passport.
  • Two recent photos certified by an official entity

Infection Control

  • Interns are expected to adhere to the Infection Control Policy outlined in the faculty.
  • Universal precautions (gloves, mask, gown and protective eyewear) should be followed. Failure to utilize proper barrier control techniques is a severe violation of infection control.
  • Infection control measures should be observed all the time regardless of the patient medical status.
  • Sanitization of the operatory (including all touchable surfaces during operative procedures) should be performed.
  • Adequate sterilization of all instruments and equipment should be ensured.
  • Organization of work area is necessary

Intended Learning Outcomes (Objectives)

  • Upon completion of the program, interns should be able to:
  • Manage and perform the dental care requirements for all assigned patients, beginning with the diagnostic appointments, through the development of a reasoned treatment plan.
  • Complete the treatment needs for all assigned patients.
  • Integrate inpidual clinical discipline into multi-disciplinary treatment planning and comprehensive patient-centered care.
  • Develop critical-thinking in clinical decisions and acquire the ability to provide appropriate patient care.
  • Provide a "total patient care" general practice experience, from initial patient presentation to treatment completion, including appropriate specialist referral and oral health care maintenance.

Objectives are Achieved Through

  • Accurate examination, assessment and diagnosis of patient presenting oral condition.
  • Analysis of etiology and treatment needs (pain, disease, pathology, lack of function, esthetics etc.) in conjunction with patient wishes and modifying factors.
  • Provision of patient education and motivation on oral disease etiology and prevention.
  • Analysis of treatment options, including the option of no treatment when appropriate and with the assumption that for all treatment needs the least invasive option to achieve the required outcomes is given highest priority.
  • Appreciation of the relative value and prognosis of expected treatment, including benefits and risks.
  • Development of an appropriately phased, multi-disciplinary treatment plan, with the educational guidance of program supervisors.
  • Provision of optimal patient-centered comprehensive care for all assigned patients in the general practice setting.
  • Maintenance of oral health on a continuing basis.

Program Structure

Key Structural Components

  • Students are pided into group structure (8 - 10 students) for restorative, prosthodontics, pediatric, periodontics, and surgeries. Groups are rotated in between different disciplines throughout the academic year.
  • Along the one year rotation, interns will cover general practice, diagnosis and dental radiology, comprehensive care, and dental specialty rotations as orthodontics.
  • Program committee provides academic leadership and guidance.
  • Single-discipline clinical practice is accomplished within the first month and during the continuum of comprehensive patient care according to availability of patients.
  • The program committee, present lectures, seminars, and group discussion along with the clinical practice.
  • Interns are expected to attend internal continuous educational activities arranged by the faculty.
  • Interns are responsible for the overall care management of all "Assigned Patients" including comprehensive examination, treatment planning, emergency care and oral health care maintenance.
  • Comprehensive examination procedures and treatment planning are based upon the systemic health and diagnostic data collected by Interns in the Diagnosis Clinic.
  • Emphasis on phased treatment planning with a definitive "Phase 1 – Disease Control" as an essential foundation prior to re-evaluation and subsequent provision of rehabilitative treatment needs.
  • Quality assurance procedures and optimal communication, for clinical procedures involving laboratory components, between faculty teaching staff, interns and inhouse dental technology staff.
  • Interns are responsible to complete patient examination; treatment plan and treatment performed using faculty filing system.
  • Multi-disciplinary data collection using the standard Comprehensive Examination Form and the standard Treatment Planning Form are completed and approved by Program Committee prior to final treatment planning. Case presentation seminar is also required.

GRADUATION

At the end of the one-year internship program, interns will be awarded certificate of completion of the internship, provided that they have fulfilled all the requirements of the program.

Beirut, the Lebanese metropolis, birthplace of the alphabets, and a meeting point of civilizations, enjoys a special geographic location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This location distinguishes the city from a cultural, economical, commercial and academical perspective; hence it is the chosen centre for various institutions, including universities which are of necessity the best projection of the city's distinctive historical background.

We_They (BAU), located in the heart of the beating city of Beirut, is a centre of culture and enlightenment. 

BAU is a Lebanese private institution for higher education, founded by the Lebanese El-Bir and Ihsan society. 

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