DScD 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.
Doctor of Science in Dentistry in Pediatric Dentistry
The DScD program requires a minimum of three years in addition to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Pediatric Dentistry.
SDM PD 992, 993, 994 Research: Pediatric Dentistry (12 cr, 1st–6th 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.