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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The Texas A&M University System Baylor College of Dentistry

Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Baylor College of Dentistry
P.O. Box 660677
Dallas, Texas 75266-0677
Phone: (214) 828-8131

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month certificate and a 27-month minimum Master of Science program beginning mid to late June of each year. Up to eleven new positions are available each year.

Program Type

Combined university and hospital-based certificate program with the option for a M.S. degree

Application

All applicants must obtain a MATCH number. Application MUST be made through the PASS program. October 1 is the deadline for application through PASS. Correspondence regarding application and admissions procedures should be addressed to:
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, P.O. Box 660677, Dallas, TX 75266-0677

Description

The program in Pediatric Dentistry is designed to offer the advanced education student a curriculum balanced in didactic and clinical areas. Emphasis is placed on hospital dentistry, special needs patient care, sedation and interceptive orthodontics. Clinical training is provided in three hospital and one university-based clinics. Didactic training is university-based with support from hospital and special care facility personnel. A 27-month program is offered in which the candidate can pursue a M.S. degree in Oral Biology. The primary goal of the program is to develop a biologically oriented, technically capable and socially sensitive pediatric dentist capable of providing comprehensive care to all pediatric patients. Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is anticipated that 2nd year residents will sit for the ABPD qualifying examination prior to graduation from the program.

Curriculum

A curriculum balanced in clinical and didactic material is offered by the program. Clinical instruction includes: training in advanced diagnosis and treatment planning, traumatic injuries, pharmacological and non-pharmacological behavior management, and interceptive orthodontics. Hospital and operating room protocol, oral rehabilitation and prevention are included in the clinical component. Clinical rotations include: assignments to the dental clinics at Children’s Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Baylor College of Dentistry, as well as other hospital clinical rotations such as anesthesia, craniofacial team and pediatric medicine.
Didactic instruction consists of core curriculum courses and seminars in pediatric dentistry. The majority of core courses are assigned during the first year to provide a solid base for the pediatric specialty course and allow more time for clinical experience in the second year. All aspects of the specialty of pediatric dentistry are included in the didactic instruction. The didactic courses comprise approximately 20% of the program.
Teaching responsibilities, including technique classes and clinical instruction, are required by the program. A research project suitable for publication is required for the certificate while more complex research of publishable quality is required for the Master’s degree.
It is required that all second year residents take the ABPD qualifying examination prior to graduation from the residency program.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First and second-year stipend is $39.500. Tuition is collected from all positions and will vary depending on classification as in-state or out-of-state resident. All stipended positions qualify for in-state tuition which is approximately $6600/year. Non-stipended out-of-state students pay out-of-state tuition $15,098 yearly.

Facilities

• Baylor College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
• Children’s Medical Center
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Our Children’s House at Baylor

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
• D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an United States or Canadian ADA-accredited dental school
• Dental and pre-professional transcripts
• 4 PPI’s from PASS
• National Board Dental Examination results
• Eligibility to sit for U.S. licensure boards

Program Strengths

• Strong hospital component
• Excellent resources for didactic component of program
• Vast and varied clinical experiences
• Participation in organized dentistry

Program Faculty

Alton G. McWhorter D.D.S., M.S., Professor/Chairman, Pediatric Dentistry*
Carolyn A. Kerins, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor/Graduate Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Carolyn Wilson D.D.S., M.S.D., Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
David S. Hale D.D.S., M.S.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Steve Layton, D.D.S., M.S.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Suzi Seale, D.D.S., M.S.D., Regent’s Professor/Past Chairman, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Susan S. McGuire, D.D.S. Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Kavitha Viswanathan, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Kathleen Pace, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Ko Yu Lin, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Sharon Hill, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Anil Reddy, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Silvia King, D.D.S. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Harold Simpson, D.D.S., M.S.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Monica Aron-Tanur, D.D.S. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Robert Williamson, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Rupande Patel, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Erin S. Hinze, D.D.S., M.S. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Nilly Borovoy D.D.S. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Andy Harris D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Martha Alvarez D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Mike Plunk D.D.S., M.S.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Mark Kogut D.D.S., M.S.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Kelly Ettlebrick, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Anna Seo, D.D.S., M.S.C. Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Karina Marr, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Lolo Wong, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Hospital-based
University-based
Degree
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
21 Part-Time
23 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 or 27 Total Months
June 23 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 7-11
Tuition In-State: 6600/15098 First Year
6600/15098 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 39,500 First Year
39,500 Second Year
Varies Third Year
Application: October 1st 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: 1:22
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: Thesis
Teaching Experience: 1-2 Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 17 Chair/Operatories
6 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
5 Dental Hygienists