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.
Available Degrees: M.S. or M.P.H. degrees are available through the Graduate School or the School of Public Health, respectively, for qualified students. These advanced degrees will require additional commitment beyond 24 months.
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 www.adea.org and the National Matching Service at www.natmatch.com. 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
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