Pediatric Dentistry (PD)

  • SDM PD 521: Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry-Orthodontics
    This course is a comprehensive simulated clinic introduction to the techniques of pediatric dentistry and orthodontic techniques. Includes the technical aspects of restorative dentistry, space maintenance.
  • SDM PD 530: Pediatric Dentistry
    This course discusses oral health problems during development and growth of the orofacial structures of the child and adolescent. The course focuses on training in patient management, preventive and restorative dentistry, treatment of traumatic dental injuries, and minor tooth movement.
  • SDM PD 640: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    This course includes rotations in the children's dentistry clinics at the dental school, South Boston Community Health Center and South End Community Health Center during the year. Students receive training in preventive and restorative dentistry and in the treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
  • SDM PD 760: Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner
    A series designed for the AEGD resident to review diagnosis, treatment planning, therapeutic, and preventive procedures for the pediatric patient.
  • SDM PD 802: Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry
    Intensive lecture series covering the fundamental concepts of the practice of pediatric dentistry. The course is intended to familiarize new residents with concepts they will encounter in the various clinical settings. 1st sem.
  • SDM PD 808: Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists
    Emphasis is placed on growth and development, cephalometrics, diagnosis and treatment planning, and the evaluation of the normal and abnormal conditions in the primary, early mixed, and late mixed dentitions. 1st-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 822: Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry
    An in-depth course of seminars that review the current literature related to pediatric dentistry. Residents from both the first and second year attend SDM PD 822/823. 1st-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 823: Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry
    An in-depth course of seminars that review the current literature related to pediatric dentistry. Residents from both the first and second year attend SDM PD 822/823. 1st-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 824: Advanced Case Presentations in Pediatric Dentistry
    The purpose of the course is to introduce the resident to the discipline of case workup, analysis, and presentation. During the second year of the program, six cases must be documented, analyzed and presented. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 911: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents rotate through the various clinical sites on a three- to six-month basis. During the first year of the program,residents are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma management and nonpharmacologic behavior management. As the various clinical skills develop, residents progress to managing children with more complex special health care needs,which often requires interaction and coordination with other medical departments within the hospitals and with outside clinics and practitioners. Significant experience is gained in pharmacologic behavior management techniques for children including nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation with combination agents. Residents provide care to patients under general anesthesia at both Franciscan Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center. Experience is also gained in the provision of dental care for patients undergoing anesthesiologist-provided intra-venous sedation. SDM PD 911/912. 1st-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 912: Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents rotate through the various clinical sites on a three- to six-month basis. During the first year of the program,residents are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma management and nonpharmacologic behavior management. As the various clinical skills develop, residents progress to managing children with more complex special health care needs,which often requires interaction and coordination with other medical departments within the hospitals and with outside clinics and practitioners. Significant experience is gained in pharmacologic behavior management techniques for children including nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation with combination agents. Residents provide care to patients under general anesthesia at both Franciscan Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center. Experience is also gained in the provision of dental care for patients undergoing anesthesiologist-provided intra-venous sedation. SDM PD 911/912. 1st-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 916: Clinical Orthodontics
    Residents develop clinical expertise through practical application of orthodontic principles developed in lectures and seminars. 2 cr. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 918: Clinical Anesthesia
    This course introduces the resident to the basic principles of general anesthesia. Residents participate in the administration of general anesthesia to dental and medical surgical cases. Pre- and postoperative evaluation as well as intra-operative monitoring of the surgical patient is stressed.
  • SDM PD 920: Clinical Pediatric Medicine
    The goal of the month-long rotation in clinical pediatrics is to expose the resident to the practice of pediatric medicine in order to gain knowledge and experience in the management of healthy and sick children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. 3rd or 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 922: Clinical Oral Surgery
    The goal of the month-long rotation in clinical oral surgery is to offer sufficient clinical experience to enable the student to achieve competency in the assessment and management of orofacial trauma, infections, and dental pain. During the rotation each student participates in the emergency room at Boston Medical Center on an "on call" basis.
  • SDM PD 981: Research in Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents must initiate and complete a research project using the elements of scientific method, including research design, accurate reporting, critical thinking, and the formulation of conclusions based upon scientific data rather than opinion. Affiliation with hospitals, medical institutions and other health-oriented organizations is encouraged to foster collaborative research. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 982: Research in Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents must initiate and complete a research project using the elements of scientific method, including research design, accurate reporting, critical thinking, and the formulation of conclusions based upon scientific data rather than opinion. Affiliation with hospitals, medical institutions and other health-oriented organizations is encouraged to foster collaborative research.3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM PD 991: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. 1st-6th sem.
  • SDM PD 992: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. 1st-6th sem.
  • SDM PD 993: Research: Pediatric Dentistry
    Research in pediatric dentistry and related fields designed as a partial requirement for the MSD or DScD in pediatric dentistry. 1st-6th sem.