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Pediatric Dentistry

Residency Program and Externship Opportunities

Residency program

The pediatric dentistry residency program offers a 24-month certificate degree or a 27-month master’s degree in Oral Biology.

Core curriculum course provided by the college faculty include: research design, growth and development, research and scientific communication, embryology, biostatistics, radiology, and advanced human craniofacial growth, development and anomalies.

Courses, clinical sites and facilities

Pediatric dentistry courses include: hospital dentistry, medically compromised, behavior management, pathology, orthodontics, child development, dental trauma and practice management.

In addition to the strong didactic component, residents staff 8 clinical sites: Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Medical Center and 5 Community Health Centers. The patient population of the hospital-based dental clinics is largely special health care needs/medically compromised. The patient population treated at the community health centers is primarily healthy, high risk for caries population.

Residency

There are 4 operating room facilities available to the program and the residency program offers numerous opportunities for oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedation.

Residents also participate in anesthesia, pediatric medicine and craniofacial team rotations as well as participate in emergency call.

Externship Opportunities

Externships are of one week duration and occur between June 1st and August 31st. Externships are observation only and are limited to current dental students in good standing. Reference letters are required. For more information and an application packet, contact BCD-pedoexternship@tamhsc.edu. Space is very limited and is filled on a competitive basis. The application period is open between January and March. Due to hospital credentialing requirements, visits outside of the formal externship program are not allowed.

Last edited by: aupton 02/13/2014

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