CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry
The goal of the Boston University advanced education program in pediatric dentistry is to prepare specialists who are competent in providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs, in the context of family, culture, and community. Residents are trained to provide services in institutional, private, and/or public health settings.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Pediatric Dentistry
The curriculum is structured according to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation’s requirements for advanced graduate study in pediatric dentistry. The program is fully accredited by the Commission.
The CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry is a 24-month, University-based, postgraduate program. In addition to the University-based component, significant hospital and community-based clinical experience is gained at Boston Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
Combined Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
The combined program offers clinical training in pediatric dentistry as well as a community and global public health perspective. After completing two years in pediatric dentistry and one year in dental public health, both the CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry and an MSD in Dental Public Health are awarded. Students completing three years in dental public health are awarded a DScD in Dental Public Health.
- SDM OB 761 Oral Microbiology (1 cr, 2nd sem.)
- SDM OB 830 Research Writing (2 cr, 1st sem.)
- SDM OS 831 Head and Neck Anatomy (1 cr, 1st sem.)
- SDM PH 763 Bioethics and the Law (.5 cr, 1st sem.)
- SDM PH 803 Biostatistics (2 cr, 1st and 2nd sem.)
- SDM PA 801 Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (2 cr, 1st sem.)
- SDM PD 802 Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry (3 cr, 1st sem.)
- SDM PD 822 Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry (4 cr, 1st and 2nd sem.)
- SDM PD 911 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (10 cr, 1st and 2nd sem.)
- SDM PD 918 Clinical Anesthesia (1 cr, 1st or 2nd sem.)
- SDM PD 922 Clinical Oral Surgery (1 cr, 1st or 2nd sem.)
- SDM PD 981 Research in Pediatric Dentistry (2 cr, 1st and 2nd sem.)
- SDM PD 808 Orthodontics for Pediatric Dentists (1 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 824 Advanced Case Presentations in Pediatric Dentistry (4 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 823 Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Dentistry (4 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 982 Research in Pediatric Dentistry (2 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 912 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (10 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 916 Clinical Orthodontics (4 cr, 3rd and 4th sem.)
- SDM PD 920 Clinical Pediatric Medicine (1 cr, 3rd or 4th sem.)
Franciscan Hospital for Children provides rehabilitative and acute inpatient care, ambulatory services, residential treatment, child care services, special education, primary care, medical and surgical services, as well as urgent care for infants and children up to age 21. The Department of Dentistry provides services for both inpatients and outpatients in a modern nine-chair facility and in a three-room, state-of-the-art operating suite.
Boston Medical Center is the major teaching hospital associated with Boston University. The pediatric section of the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery provides comprehensive services for children and adolescents up to the age of 14 on an outpatient basis, inpatient consultant basis, and in the operating room under general anesthesia.
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center provides comprehensive health care services to the local community. The dental department provides services for pediatric and adolescent patients on an outpatient basis only.