Curriculum

Pediatric dentistry residents receive their education through weekly seminars, hospital rotations, case presentations, guest lecturers and continuing education courses. Off-service hospital rotations include anesthesia, ambulatory pediatrics, emergency department, and pediatric sedation.

Seminars and lectures are provided in diagnosis and treatment planning, prevention, behavior guidance, pediatric restorative dentistry, growth and development, orthodontics, sedation techniques, pulp therapy, trauma, periodontal therapy, public health, practice management, and special needs patient care. Biomedical science lectures are provided on the following topics: biostatistics, research, pharmacology, microbiology, embryology, genetics, anatomy and oral pathology. Literature review is an integral component of the didactic curriculum.

This program prepares residents to take the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying and Oral Clinical Exams. Residents are strongly encouraged to pursue Diplomate status.

All residents are required to complete a research project and present their research in a scientific forum.

Off-service rotations

Pediatric sedation PGY1
1 week
HfAM - pediatric sedation suite
Anesthesia PGY1
1 month
OR
Emergency department PGY2
1 week
Ambulatory pediatrics PGY2
2 weeks
Knapper Clinic