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The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is a two-year postgraduate program leading to a certificate with an optional Master of Science in Dentistry degree. The program currently accepts six (6) students per year. Clinical training predominately takes place in our postgraduate pediatric dentistry clinic along with supportive faculty, administrative staff and assistants.

  • During the first year, residents focus on honing their clinical skills at the pediatric dentistry clinic located in the Houston Medical Center Building. This is a state-of-the art clinic which opened September 1994. A didactic core curriculum is taught at the University of Texas School of Dentistry. Outside rotations during the first year include pediatric medicine and general anesthesia; each is one (1) month in duration. Each first-year resident is teamed with a second-year resident for emergency coverage and general anesthesia cases at Memorial Hermann Hospital, the university affiliate hospital.
  • During the second year, residents spend additional time on outside rotations in the Hemophilia Clinic, Cleft Palate Clinic and at the University of Texas School of Dentistry Predoctoral Clinic. When not on an outside rotations, the second year residents treats patients in the pediatric dentistry clinic located in the Houston Medical Center Building.
  • Each resident also participates in Seminars and literature review, case presentations, advanced topics in pediatric dentistry, which includes instruction in practice management and completion of a research project. Residents are prepared to achieve diplomat status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the program, residents receive a certificate in pediatric dentistry. There is also an option to complete the Master of Science in Dentistry degree within the two year period.