Pediatric Dentistry Residency

Pediatric Dentistry Residency

The ULSD Pediatric Dental Residency Program has three residency positions open each year for a 24-month combined certificate and masters degree.  The program is a school-based program with close association with Norton Children’s Hospital.

Emergency call at Norton's Emergency Department is covered 24/7 by the Pediatric Dental Residents and most rotations occur there as well. Norton Children’s Hospital is the only exclusively pediatric hospital in the state of Kentucky.

The graduates of Pediatric Dental Residency Program are in successful practices, in academics, and research. They have evidence-based knowledge of “best practices” in all areas of pediatric dentistry from infant oral health to trauma and hospital dentistry.

The program is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. View all School of Dentistry accreditation information.

The residents treat patients in their clinic on Eastern Parkway and in the dental clinic at Home of the Innocents. Rotations include:

  • Anesthesia at Norton Children’s Out Patient Surgery – 5 weeks
  • Sedation Clinic at Norton Children’s Hospital – 2 weeks
  • Emergency Dept. at Norton Children’s – 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics at University Child Health Specialists-South – 2 weeks
  • Craniofacial Team at the Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs – 1 afternoon per month

The didactic portion of the curriculum provides in-depth information in:

  • Growth and development
  • Current restorative care
  • Interceptive orthodontic care
  • Pharmacology
  • Statistics
  • Anatomy
  • Oral biology/research methods
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Pathology

Research projects are required. This research project must result in a poster to be presented at the Kentucky Dental Association and the AAPD annual meetings, as well as a publishable paper.

The program starts July 1.

Future Residents

The University of Louisville Pediatric Dental Residency has three residency positions per year for a 24-month combined Masters/Certificate program.

This program is a school-based program with close association with Norton Children’s Hospital. The residents work in their clinic, the UofL Pediatric Dental Clinic at the Kosair Charities Building at 982 Eastern Parkway, 40217.

Our curriculum follows the ADA accreditation guidelines to have fully prepared graduates to successfully pass the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written and oral exams.

First Year - Fall Semester Courses

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

First Year – Spring Semester

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

Second year – Both Semesters

  • Anesthesia Rotation – 5 weeks at Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Sedation Rotation – 2 weeks at Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Emergency Rotation – 2 weeks at Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics – 2 weeks
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Literature Review
  • Research Project
  • Multidisciplinary Seminar

Extra Clinical Experiences - All Residents

  • Home of the Innocents Rotation
  • Craniofacial Team

Community Service – All Residents

  • Head Start Screenings
  • Smile KY! Screenings and Treatment
  • Downs Syndrome of Louisville Health Fair
  • Special Olympics – Special Smiles Screenings

Application process:

Applicants must hold a DMD or DDS degree from an ADA accredited dental school. Applications are accepted through PASS (link – Deadline for applications is September 20. The Pediatric Dental Residency Program also participates in the MATCH program for the final selection of residents.

Foreign Applicants

  • All applicants for whom English is a second language must take the TOEFL examination to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. Applications for the examination may be obtained from Test of English as a Foreign Language, Education Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540.
  • All applicants should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

New residents should have on July 1

  • Kentucky Dental License
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support training (PALS)
  • Camera that can take good quality intraoral photos
  • Textbooks:
    • McDonald, Avery, Dean; Dentistry for Children & Adolescents
    • Profit; Contemporary Orthodontics

Pediatric Dental Residency

Dr. Ann Greenwell
Program Director, Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Kosair Charities Building
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217

Undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Liliana Rozo
Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry & Special Patient Care
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

General Questions

Tammy Young
Executive Secretary
502-852-4388 (fax)

Tuition and Fees

  • No tuition is charged.
  • A Program Fee of $7,000 per year is assessed by ULSD for every graduate student.


  • Stipend of $40,000 per year is paid to residents.

Financial Aid

Information on financial aid is available at the University's Financial Aid Office and also the School of Dentistry's Financial Aid Office.