Pediatric Dentistry

This specialty is concerned with dentistry for children and the disabled. It includes training children to accept dentistry; restoring and maintaining the primary, mixed, and permanent dentitions; and correcting various problems of occlusion. The department participates in several community service programs.


The Pediatric Dentistry program has received Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding to support two residents with full tuition support (stipend not included) in its 24-month CAGS program. The HRSA-funded training program will prepare highly competent pediatric dentists to become leaders of non-profit healthcare organizations providing oral health care to the underserved, to the vulnerable, and to patients with special needs. 

To develop critical skills to successfully lead and manage a non-profit organization, funding recipients will be required to enroll in nonprofit management coursework concurrently with residency training in Pediatric Dentistry.

Eligibility requirements for the HRSA-funded positions are:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • The eligible individual will identify as a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in dental medicine, and/or will have a background that is considered “disadvantaged” based on environmental and/or economic factors.
  • Prior experience working with federally-qualified health center (FQHC) and/or underserved populations is preferred.

In addition to a completed ADEA PASS application for CAGS Pediatric Dentistry, interested candidates must submit an additional Statement of Purpose, expressing intent and rationale to be considered for the position, to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at