Post-Doctoral 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 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 806: Craniofacial Growth and Development 1
    This course provides pediatric dental students with an opportunity to integrate and apply come of the general principles of developmental biology and genetics to common and rare craniofacial problems that may be encountered in clinical pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. It also covers fundamentals and techniques in clinical orthodontics with an emphasis on their application in pediatric dentistry. It features case discussions and supporting lectures in an interactive format. Reading assignments, case presentations, and hands-on labs are also important components of the course. 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 808: Craniofacial Growth and Development 2
    This course provides pediatric dental students with an opportunity to integrate and apply some of the general principles of developmental biology and genetics to common and rare craniofacial problems that may be encountered in clinical pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. The course also covers fundamentals and techniques in clinical orthodontics with an emphasis on their application in pediatric dentistry. It features case discussions and supporting lectures in an interactive format. Reading assignments, case presentations, and hands-on labs are also important components of the course. 3rd-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 810: Pediatric Dental Special Needs
    The goal of this course is to enhance residents' skills and knowledge in order to engender the positive attitudes and behaviors required for the successful delivery of Special Care Dentistry (SCD). The course context will draw on expertise across a wide variety of disciplines including research, public health, sociology, psychology and advocacy. 1st 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. 1st-2nd 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. 3rd-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. 1st-2nd 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. 3rd-4th sem.
  • SDM PD 916: Clinical Orthodontics
    Residents develop clinical expertise through practical application of orthodontic principles developed in lectures and seminars. 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. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • 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 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. An in-depth didactic course on research methodology in the first semester will provide residents with a basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. The course will review concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics emphasizing on their applications in oral health research which will enable residents to effectively conduct and interpret scientific research. This course will also introduce data management and data analysis using statistical software. During the course students will explore ideas for their research project and initiate data collection for their research. 1st -- 2nd sem.
  • SDM PD 982: Research in Pediatric Dentistry
    Residents continue working on their research projects. A research seminar during the 3rd semester will review and reinforce the concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. We will also review data management and data analysis. During the seminar residents will have an opportunity to analyze and interpret their research data. By the end of the fourth semester residents complete their research projects. To fulfill the research requirements residents present their research work in a department meeting and submit a research paper in the format of a journal publication. 3rd -- 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. Students must initiate and complete a research project using the elements of scientific method, including research design, statistical analyses, accurate reporting, critical thinking, and the formulation of conclusions based upon scientific data. An in-depth didactic course on research methodology will provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in research methodology and their applications in clinical pediatric dental research. This course will review concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics and will introduce data analyses using a statistical software which will enable students to effectively conduct and interpret scientific research. 1st -- 2nd 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. Students continue working on their research projects. During the 3rd -- 4th semesters students obtain IRB approval for their research projects and initiate data collection. Students enroll in elective courses and participate in department research activities. 1st -- 2nd 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. Students continue working on their research projects and collect data actively. Data analysis must be initiated and preliminary results should be presented. Students participate in department research activities and various research seminars. 3rd -- 4th sem.