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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University of Connecticut Health Center and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06030-1610
Phone: (860) 679-2180
Fax: (860) 679-4078

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year. Master’s degree and Ph.D. program are also available (separate applications required).

Program Type

Combined university- and hospital-based certificate program with option for Master of Science.


The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admissions procedures should be addressed to:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS); (202) 667-1887;

The program also participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program; (416) 977-3431);


The residency program is a 24-month program sponsored by the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine and is affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center. It provides out-patient and in-patient clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare residents for patient care in a private practice or hospital setting. Residents are expected to develop the clinical skills needed to treat healthy, medically compromised and developmentally disabled children, and to acquire the ability to interact effectively with other health care providers. The certificate program is two years (24 months) in length but may be extended for obtaining combined M.Dent.Sc./Certificate (36 months -oriented toward preparing the student for a career in research and teaching).

Rotations include: emergency room, chief resident, hospital resident, four-week anesthesia and a two-week pediatrics rotations. The residents provide after hour emergency coverage on a rotating basis for the Children's Hospital .Second-year residents teach in the undergraduate clinic on a rotating basis. Each resident is required to submit a written research paper suitable for publication.The resident receives a certificate and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.


The academic course work occupies approximately 20 percent of the resident's time and includes the following numbered courses: sedation, biomaterials, advanced oral pathology, microbiology, biostatistics, craniofacial growth and development, functional oral anatomy and advanced oral histology. Pediatric dentistry specific seminars include: advanced pediatric series, case conference, journal club, introduction to pediatric dentistry, behavior management, guiding the developing occlusion and hospital dentistry.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Certificate program:
Graduates from an ADA accredited Dental School: First-year stipend is $48,000 Second-year stipend is $50,000.
Graduates from a non ADA accredited Dental School: First-year stipend is $38,000 Second-year stipend is $40,000.
ALL enrolled residents: No tuition is charged. Medical plan is included.

M.Dent.Sc. program: Tuition is charged per credit hour.


• University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine
• University of Connecticut John Dempsey Hospital
• Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
• UCONN Health partners at Kane St Dental Clinic

Admission Requirements

• PASS application
• Personal interview
• TOEFL scores of over 550 for non-English speaking applicants

Program Strengths

• Outstanding didactic background with integration to principles of critical thinking and
research methodology
• Extensive clinical experiences provided in a children’s hospital and community
clinic setting providing a full range of patients with experience in managing medically,
physically and developmentally disabled children
• Emphasis is placed on leadership training for private practice, hospital, or academic
• Significant comprehensive health care experience in a university teaching hospital and
children’s medical center
• Active and diverse faculty research program
• Craniofacial Disorders Team

Program Faculty

Bina Katechia, DDS MSc. Postgraduate Program Director/Associate Professor (part-time)
Mina Mina, DDS PhD., Department Head, Professor
Jorge Rabat, DDS. Assistant Professor
Deborah Redford-Badwal, DDS PhD., Associate Professor
Moises Salas, DDS MPH Assistant Professor
Gary Schulman, DMD Assistant Professor (part-time)
Yu-Hsiung Wang, DDS PhD.Professor
Bahar Houshmand DDS MS Clinical Instructor (part-time)
Karen Kemp Prosterman DDS Assistant Professor

School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
2 Part-Time
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 48,000 for ADA grads/ 38,000 Non ADA grads First Year
50,000 for ADA grads/ 40,000 Non ADA grads Second Year
Application: October 1 Deadline
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: 1:32
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
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 12 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
8 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists



Six positions are available at the clinical instructor level, which include 80 percent practice and 20 percent teaching/research.




Contact Name:

Richard J. Skinner, D.M.D.

Contact Address:

Contact Phone:

(860) 545-9032

Contact Email: