The goal of the postdoctoral program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Louisville is to develop skillful clinicians for careers in academics, research and/or pediatric dental practice. Excellent training in clinical care, hospital care, research and teaching equip our graduates to meet the challenges of treating infants, children and special needs individuals of all ages.
Residents are exposed to a wide variety of patient care venues and are mentored by a diverse and talented faculty. Residents work in the Pediatric Dental Clinic at the UofL School of Dentistry and in the only exclusively pediatric hospital in Kentucky. Rotations take place at Kosair Children's Hospital and several medical clinics in Louisville.
The philosophy of the program is that every graduate will have the diagnostic skills to provide excellent patient care based on the exposure to a diverse patient population. Graduates will have a firm understanding of the pediatric dental and orthodontic literature.
The didactic portion of the curriculum explores in depth growth and development and current restorative and orthodontic care. Instruction in anatomy, pharmacology, oral biology, microbiology and immunology are integral parts of the basic science curriculum.
The program begins July 1 with three residents each year.
A research project is required for the certificate program. If the candidate is pursuing the master’s degree, the research component is more significant.