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 California, San Francisco

Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Growth and Development
University of California-San Francisco
School of Dentistry C 734
San Francisco, California 94143-0640
Phone: (415) 476-2738
Web: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/admissions/admiss_program3-pedio.html

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 36-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Four new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Combined university- and hospital-based certificate program with option for a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosopy in Oral Biology

Application

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

Office of Admissions, University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 513 Parnassus Ave., S-619, San Francisco, CA 94143-0430.

Description

The program has academic, research and clinical components. There is an emphasis on basic sciences, research and clinical experience in all aspects of dental care for children. Didactic work, research and clinical training are pursued on the campuses of UCSF and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Oakland. In order to have the necessary time for creative study and original investigation, the student will begin research very early in the program.

This program meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum

Instruction in all areas of pediatric dentistry is provided through lectures, seminars and clinical experience in clinic and hospital operating rooms. A special emphasis is placed on the basic sciences and the relationship of pediatric dentistry to all other areas of dentistry and medicine. All postgraduate professional students will complete a core curriculum, which includes courses in: biostatistics, biomaterials, developmental biology, oral pathology, behavioral sciences, pharmacology, genetics and medical ethics.

Clinical rotations include: anesthesia, emergency, orthodontics and pediatrics. The presence of the divisions of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Anomalies within the department leads to strong ties and education in these areas. Student teaching is an integral part of the clinical program.

Students are required to complete either a research project under the supervision of a faculty member or a properly documented clinical research project resulting in a manuscript ready for submission to a refereed journal.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $45,659. Second-year stipend is $47,211. Third-year stipend is $49,095. First-year tuition is $19,591 in-state and $34,627 out-of-state. Second-year tuition is $18,842 in-state and $33,878 out-of-state. Third-year tuition is $18,752 in-state and $33,350 out-of-state.

Facilities

• UCSF Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
• UCSF Ambulatory Surgery Center
• UCSF Children’s Hospital
• Children's Hospital at Oakland

Admission Requirements

• D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent
• Official dental and preprofessional education transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official National Board Dental Examination results, Part 1 and Part 2
• Biographical statement
• Curriculum vitae
• TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English (foreign graduates are
  admitted under very limited circumstances)
• Participation with PASS
• UCSF supplemental application, available at
  http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/admissions/admiss_program3-pedio.html
• Application fee ($60)

Program Strengths

• Taught by faculty in all three divisions in the Department of Growth and Development and
  in other departments within the schools of dentistry and medicine
• Full range of learning opportunities, including a hospital environment found at the UCSF
  Children’s Hospital and Oakland Children's Hospital
• Academically-based environment and resources available at the UCSF Parnassus
  Campus

Program Faculty

Pamela K. Den Besten, D.D.S., M.S., Professor/Chair/Graduate Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Mahmoud Ashrafi, D.M.D, M.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Martin S. Bogetz, M.D., Clinical Professor, Anesthesia /Stomatology/Growth and Development, Medical Director, UCSF Surgery Center (part-time)
Raymond L. Braham, B.D.S., L.D.S.R.C.S., M.Sc.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
James Chen, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthodontics (part-time)
Ignatius Gerodias, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Juei Kao, D.M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Neil Katsura, D.D.S., Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Thuan Q Le, D.D.S, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Thomas Lenhart, D.D.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Dental Anesthesiologist, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Brent P. Lin, D.M.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Hengshing Lin, B.D.S., M.S.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Weyland Lum, D.D.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)*
Dorothy T. Pang, B.D.S., L.D.S.R.C.S., D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Carolyn Coppe Peacock, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Edward A. Rothman, D.D.S., Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Director of Dentistry, Children's Hospital Medical Center (part-time)*
Shawn Taheri, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Ye Ming Wu, D.D.S., M.S., Assocoate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Ling Zhan, D.D.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Degree
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
11 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Not required
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State: 19,591 First Year
18,842 Second Year
18,752 Third Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 34,627 First Year
33,878 Second Year
33,350 Third Year
Salary/Stipend: 45,659 First Year
47,211 Second Year
49,095 Third Year
Application: 60 Fee
October 1 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:
Yes
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
Yes
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 1:16
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
Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 9 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
4.5 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists