Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Program Length: 24 months

Certificate: Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

Class Size: 6 residents per year are accepted into the program.


Program overview: The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is fully-accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Completion of the 24-month certificate program qualifies an individual to limit his/her practice to the specialty of pediatric dentistry and to apply for the qualifying examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The program consists essentially of four areas of study: clinical practice (including outreach), research, didactic education, and teaching.

Outpatient treatment occurs primarily at The University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota. This clinic is newly designed resident facility opened April 2012. It is located adjacent to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. General anesthesia cases are performed at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, at Hennepin County Medical Center, and at Rice Memorial Hospital (Willmar, MN).

The advanced education program also continues to utilize the dental clinics located at The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry along with our current affiliations to Hennepin County Medical Center, Open Cities Healthcare Center, and Rice Memorial Hospital.

Requirements: DDS or DMD from accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school.

Application Process: All applications need to be submitted through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) at and the National Matching Service at Selected candidates will be invited for interviews during November and/or December.

For more program information please contact:

Program Coordinator: Ms. Sacha Brueggemann
Phone: (612) 659-4906

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry: Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S.
Phone: (612) 659-4900

Addresses: University of Minnesota Pediatric Clinic, Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota
Park Plaza Building
701 25th Ave. S., Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Division of Pediatric Dentistry
6-150 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0357

Additional Requirements and Information for Residency Program Applicants

The ADEA PASS application cycle for Pediatric Dentistry opens on May 20, 2015. The residency program is finalizing its requirements for supplemental information submitted directly to the program. Please revisit this page on June 1, 2015 for more instructions. Please do not contact the Program in the meantime.

Dr. Jeff Karp, the residency program director, will host monthly webinars with question & answer sessions via Webex for residency program applicants interested in learning more about the residency program. The schedule of webinars and instructions for participating in them will be posted to this page on June 1, 2015.

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