• Children's Dental Insurance

    Obtaining dental insurance for your child may be confusing. If your child is covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), s/he also has coverage for dental services. Find out more about CHIP for dental services.

  • $2 Million HRSA Grant Allows Expansion of Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

    Pediatric Dentistry residents Dr. James Busch and Dr. Angie Kim coordinate efforts to treat a young patient during 2015 Give Kids a Smile Day. Read More >

  • Pitt Panther Joins in Support of Give Kids a Smile Day

    The Pitt Panther mascot joined the School of Dental Medicine to provide dental care to area children at the 2017 Give Kids a Smile Day. Read More >

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is the dental specialty that provides primary and comprehensive oral health care for children from infancy through adolescence and patients with special health care needs.

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry fosters outreach and scholarly activity through the education of predoctoral students and graduate residents. The department offers a two-year residency program to train residents in the advanced diagnostic and clinical techniques necessary to provide specialty care to children, adolescents, and individuals with disabilities.

The department's faculty mentor research projects through the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, as well as participation in scientific organizations, publications, and dissemination of knowledge through continuing education courses and invited lectures.

Pediatric Dentistry Faculty

Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

The Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at the School of Dental Medicine is a dedicated area housing a seven-chair clinic. Radiograph facilities are available on-site. A resident laboratory and resident offices with computer internet access are adjacent to the clinic. There are eight staff members in the Department dedicated to provide both clerical and clinical support to the program.

Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

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. Learn More>>

In the Community

The School of Dental Medicine Department of Pediatric Dentistry is the regions expert on children’s oral health. We share and support the School’s mission to educate patients, parents and guardians, and related health care professionals; promote research; and practice and promote evidence-based academic and clinical guidelines.

Community outreach events bring together faculty, staff, alumni and students to provide valuable dental care to the children of our region. Community outreach events, such as Give Kids a Smile Days (GKASD), bring together faculty, staff, alumni, students and the people who live and work in our community. Learn More>>

Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

The School of Dental Medicine celebrated Give Kids a Smile day on January 30 and February 20.

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