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Graduate Certificate

Program Information

Program/Department Chair: Robert Steelman, DMD, MD

Program length: Two Years

Admit by cohort: Yes

Authorized Award(s): Pediatric Dentistry Certificate (CIP Code: 51.0509)

Minimum number graded credit hours: N/A GME Program

Minimum acceptable GPA: N/A GME Program  

Program Purpose Statement

The Pediatric Dentistry program prepares a specialist who is 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. This individual is trained to provide services in institutional, private, or public health settings.  

Student Learning Outcomes Statements   

All of our students/residents enrolled in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the art and science of pediatric dentistry.
  2. Provide comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
  3. Employ pediatric dental procedures and behavioral management techniques in the ambulatory and hospital settings.
  4. Execute a research project based on a thorough knowledge of literature, data collection and analysis.
  5. Work collaboratively with clinicians, parents and other medical specialties advocating for the health of the child patient.