Residency Program

The two-year pediatric dentistry residency program, started after graduation from dental school, immerses dentists in scientific study and clinical experience. The trainee learns advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

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ECU School of Dental Medicine

ECU School of Dental Medicine Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
1851 MacGregor Downs Road
Mail Stop 701
Greenville, North Carolina 27834-4354
Phone: 252-737-7884
Fax: 252-737-7187

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program. Three new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Dental School Based


Applications will be through PASS


The Pediatric Dental Residency at the ECU School of Dental Medicine is designed to provide contemporary postdoctoral education in the field of pediatric dentistry. It includes didactic and clinical training in all areas of pediatric dentistry with emphasis on patient management , under served populations, interceptive orthodontics and special patient populations. Upon successful completion of the program, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets eligibility for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


The Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry offers a curriculum that includes didactic and clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry to provide a broad base of knowledge of the specialty. In addition to seminar type didactics and outpatient clinical experiences, the resident also completes rotations in pediatric medicine and anesthesiology. A research project and teaching responsibilities are also required.

Program Stipend and Tuition


East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Vidant SurgiCenter
Vidant Hospital

Admission Requirements

DDS, DMD from ADA accredited dental school
Dental education transcripts
Undergraduate Transcripts
Three letter of recommendation including one from the Dean or his/her designee indicating class rank and GPA
Personal Interview

Program Strengths

Program Faculty

Michael D. Webb, DDS, MEd, Program Director*
Stuart Josell, DMD, MDentSc, Chair
Christopher A. Cotterill, DMD, Pediatric Dentist*
Loren Alves, DMD, Pediatric Dentist*
Joseph Gondrez, DMD, Pediatric Dentist
Roslyn Crisp, DDS, Pediatric Dentist*
Robert Keim, DDS, EdD, Orthodontist*
V. Wallace McCarlie, DMD, PhD, Orthodontist

*Board Certified

School Profile

Program Type: University-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 6 Full-Time
2 Part-Time
5 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
Program Accreditation: Initial Accreditation
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 3
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
Acceptance Applicant Ratio:
Clinic Experience: Orthodontics
Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience:
Facilities: 17 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist