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The curriculum follows accreditation guidelines with basic science courses, pediatric dental seminars, literature review and rotations, all to make our graduates competent practitioners capable of passing the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Board Certification exams. A research project is a requirement.

During the first year of the residency, all course work is completed, in the second year the rotations are completed. Extra-clinical experiences are scattered through both years.

1st Year Residents    

Fall Semester Courses   

  • Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry
  • Literature Review
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Oral Pathology
  • Oral Biology / Research Methods
  • Biomedical Data Analysis
  • Oral Diagnosis / Oral Medicine
  • Multidisciplinary Seminar

Spring Semester Courses  

  • Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry
  • Literature Review
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Microbiology / Immunology
  • Oral Biology / Research Methods
  • Medical Genetics
  • Multidisciplinary

2nd Year Residents   

Rotations at Kosair Children’s Hospital 

  • Anesthesiology - 5 weeks
  • Sedation – 2 weeks
  • Emergency Department – 2 weeks

Rotation at UCHS South  

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics – 2 week

All Residents 

Extra-clinical Experiences  

  • Home of the Innocents  
  • Craniofacial Team
  • Hematology/Oncology Clinics (sickle cell, hemophilia, long-term leukemia)


  • Occasional health fairs
  • Smile KY!
  • Special Olympics
  • Head Start for JCPS


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