• Research and Education

    Research Projects

    The Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics conducts a number of research projects. Our members are working to develop an improved appliance to correct unilateral cleft lip and palate. We are studying sedation’s effect on children’s memory, and are developing a sedation and GA database. In addition to these projects, we are conducting surveys on various clinical topics related to dentistry and orthodontics.

    Residency Program

    We offer a internationally recognized residency program in Pediatric Dentistry accepting five highly qualified candidates from over 200 applicants yearly. Our residents come from all across the country to expand their knowledge and clinical skill in our Department. Our residents have gone on to lead the AAPD, and be active advocates at the state and local level.

    Dr. S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS serves as the Residency Director. Our program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

    We also offer externships to third- and fourth-year dental students who wish to obtain an in-depth feel for pediatric dental care.