Dentistry and Orthodontics

  • Programs and Services

    Advocacy Programs

    The Children's Dental Care Foundation is a volunteer community organization that raises funds for dental care for children, supports the residency training program and provides grants for research projects. The organization, founded in 1955, is composed of local volunteers.

    Medical Programs

    Children born with head and facial abnormalities require care from many specialists. The Craniofacial Center follows children through each stage of treatment, usually beginning at birth and continuing through adolescence. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary group of specialists, including members of the Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics. For more information on the Craniofacial Center, contact:

    Iris Sageser
    Craniofacial Care administrator

    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.

    Educational Options

    The Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers externships to third- and fourth-year dental students who wish to obtain an in-depth feel for pediatric dental care.

    In addition, the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers an internationally recognized residency program in Pediatric Dentistry. Five residents are accepted each year for the two-year program.