Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry

The Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has offered a nationally recognized residency program in pediatric dentistry since 1959. The program is distinguished as a hospital-based program with strong attention to academics. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Six residents are accepted each year for the two-year program.

Extensive clinical experience is offered in:

  • Well-child care and non- pharmacologic behavior guidance
  • Pharmacologic behavior guidance (with an emphasis on oral and intravenous procedural sedation). Residents average over 70 cases in course of program
  • Dental care in the operating room, residents average over 150 cases in course of program
  • Dentoalveolar trauma under supervision of an Endodontist and Pediatric Dentist
  • Interceptive/comprehensive orthodontics.
  • Special emphasis on treatment for patients with significant medical, physical and mental conditions.
  • Collaboration with internationally recognized programs in Epidermolysis Bullosa and Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Craniofacial Anomalies Team

A clinical data-collection based research project is also a requirement during the program. Specialty clinics in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and esthetic dentistry are included and are staffed by board-certified (when applicable) specialists in each discipline

Candidates must be graduates of a U.S. or Canadian dental school and be participants in the PASS matching program. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15.

Contact Us

For more information about the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, contact: 

Laura Costello
Fax: 513-636-8283