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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 07, 2023
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pediatric Dentistry Certificate

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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry offers a two-year residency program resulting in a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Residents are trained in the advanced diagnostic and clinical techniques necessary to provide specialty care to children, adolescents, and individuals with disabilities. Residents are eligible to participate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification examinations, upon successful completion of the Program.

All facilities within the School of Dental Medicine are available for resident use, and there is a vast Health Science Center Library system housed in the medical school directly across the street from the School of Dental Medicine.


Rotations are scheduled at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

The following rotations are completed at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC:

  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
    • Hospital Based Operating Room
    • Hospital Grand Rounds

Advanced Pediatric Dentistry residents also rotate through the Pre-doctoral Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Preclinical Simulation Clinic to provide instruction and clinical supervision to pre-doctoral dental students.

Applications to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program must be filed through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH).

Applications are due by October 1 of the preceding year.

For additional information about the residency program in pediatric dentistry, including how to apply, please visit


The advanced specialty education program in pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653, or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611. The Commission’s web address is

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