Residency Program

University of Minnesota

Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic
Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota
701 25th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Phone: (612) 659-4906
Fax: (612) 659-4901
Email: pedodent@umn.edu

Program Length and Number of Positions

The program is 24 months in duration. Resident orientation activities begin in late June. The official start date for the program is July 1 of the matriculating year. Six positions are available for the entering class.

Program Type

University sponsored, hospital affiliated certificate program.

Application

Applications are accepted through the Postdoctoral Applicant Support Service (PASS). The application deadline is October 1. Applicants must also be registered with the National Matching Service. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be directed to Sacha Brueggemann, Residency Program Coordinator, at the email address listed above.

Description

The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is approved without reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program offers didactic and clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. The main clinical site, the University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, made possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota, serves infants, children, and adolescents who are generally healthy as well as those with special health care needs. Comprehensive dental care including early interceptive orthodontics and sedation are provided here. Pediatric dental residents provide pediatric dental services at Hennepin County Medical Center and at the University of Minnesota Community-University Health Care Center. Dental care under general anesthesia is provided at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center with hospital credentialed pediatric dentists. Pediatric dental residents teach dental students in the undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry clinic at the School of Dentistry. Residents who successfully complete all requirements of the program receive a Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and are educationally qualified for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification process.

Curriculum

Residents attend lectures and seminars given by pediatric dentists, dental specialists from the School of Dentistry, basic and clinical science researchers from the Academic Health Center, general and subspecialty pediatricians, allied health providers, and other experts from the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area. Evidence based practice and fluency of the AAPD guidelines are stressed throughout the curriculum. Content areas within the curriculum include but are not limited to behavior guidance, pediatric medicine, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, growth and development, sedation and anesthesia, hospital dentistry, dental traumatology, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, cariology, infant oral health and dental home, pediatric oral pathology, periodontology, infectious disease, biostatistics and epidemiology, practice management, research methods, quality improvement, quality assurance, patient safety, advocacy and education, and care of children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Intensive hospital rotations are completed at hospitals on the US News & World Report Top Children’s Hospitals List for a variety of pediatric subspecialties. All residents complete a research project, present their results in a public forum, and are encouraged to seek publication of their work in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year resident (2013-2014): base salary $50,006 (plus additional benefits of approximately $6,400); Second year resident (2013-2014): base salary $51,544 (plus additional benefits of approximately $6,400)
Tuition and fees of approximately $13,854 (2013-2014) are paid by first year and second year residents.

Facilities

University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, made possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota
Moos Health Sciences Tower, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Hennepin County Medical Center
University of Minnesota Community-University Health Care Center
Children’s Hospital Minneapolis
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Admission Requirements

Graduate of an ADA-accredited United States or Canadian dental school
Must be eligible for dentist or resident dentist license with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Dental education transcripts
Personal interview

Program Strengths

Major public University with vast resources and a highly regarded Academic Health Center
Commitment to train a pediatric health care provider for interdisciplinary team care
Two nationally ranked Children’s Hospitals with pediatric subspecialists across all disciplines
Commitment to research with funded pediatric dentist researchers
Minnesota Department of Health and Dental Product industry within Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area
Ethnically and culturally diverse patient base
Family friendly, technologically advanced Pediatric Dentistry resident clinic
Well organized, supportive Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Program Faculty

Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MSD, MS, MSD, Professor and Division Director, Pediatric Dentistry
Jeffrey Karp, DMD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Gary Anderson, DDS, MS, Director of Cleft Palate Program, Prosthodontics & Orofacial Pain*
Richard Baylon, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Dennis Carreras, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
John Collier, DDS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Zeynep Havva Ertugrul, DMD, MS, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Teresa Fong, DDS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Venetia Laganis, DDS, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Julie Haman, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Darren Isfeld, DMD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Robert Jones, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Monica Jungbluth, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Brent Larson, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Orthodontics*
James Nickman, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Judy Pedro-Lim, DMD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Daniel Shaw, DMD, MSD, Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Taylor Stephens, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Patricia Tarren, BDS, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Joseph Wenner, DDS, Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Douglas Wilson, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Jasmine Yesil, BDS, MS, Associate Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Dentistry*



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
University-based
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
19 Part-Time
14 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Each Year Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State: 13,854 First Year
13,854 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 13,854 First Year
13,854 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 50,006 (plus additional benefits of approx. $6,400 First Year
51,544 (plus additional benefits of approx. $6,400 Second Year
Application: Pass Fee Only Fee
October 1, PASS Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
No
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
No
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 1:18
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: 1/wk Clinic Half-Days
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
6 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists