Eligibility and Selection

Dentists with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the AEGD program: dental graduates from institutions in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and who have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Examination. Successful completion of Part II and eligibility for licensure in Maine are required prior to admittance to the program.

Selection criteria include: Didactic and clinical achievements, extramural experience, interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in general practice dentistry. Every effort is made to recruit qualified dentists from health professional shortage areas or dentists who profess a desire to serve in these areas.