Residency Program

University of Michigan

Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Program
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
The University of Michigan
School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1078
Phone: (734) 763-1068
Fax: (734) 647-6805
Email: graddentinquiry@umich.edu
Web: http://www.dent.umich.edu/depts/ortho/p/admissions.html

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 30-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five MATCH positions are offered to dentists with degrees from ADA-accredited (US/Canadian) dental schools each year. One tuition-based, no stipend position is open to dentists with degrees from non-ADA accredited dental schools.

Program Type

This is a university-based program with strong Hospital-based components offering a Master’s Degree (MS in Pediatric Dentistry) and Certificate. We are affiliated with the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, and Mott Children’s Health Center and Hurley Hospital in Flint.

Application

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

Patricia Katcher, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Graduate Admissions Room G226, 1011 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078, graddentinquiry@umich.edu

Other correspondence may be addressed to:

Dr. James R. Boynton, Pediatric Dentistry Division Head and Graduate Program Director; jboynton@umich.edu.

Description

The program is designed to prepare qualified dentists for specialized private practice, teaching, research, or service within a large hospital. The course of study includes seminars, lectures, demonstrations, and clinical experiences on physical and psychological growth and development, pulpal management and restoration of the primary and young permanent dentitions, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of behavior, and diagnosis and treatment of selected Class I and Class II malocclusions. In addition, significant blocks of time are dedicated to hospital training and treatment of patients under general anesthesia and management of the medically compromised patient both at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor and facilities in Flint.

Residents spend the first 12 months of the program in Ann Arbor engaged in coursework, patient care, and development of a research project. The second 12 months are mainly spent in advanced clinical training in Flint at Mott Children’s Health Center and Hurley Hospital. Mott Children’s Health Center is a technologically-advanced multi-disciplinary clinic whose services (including pediatric dentistry) are provided at no-cost to families, allowing for the highest-quality of care irrespective of the family’s ability to pay. The final six months of the program are mainly spent in Ann Arbor engaged in completion of research, teaching of predoctoral dental students, and advanced clinical activities. This program provides mentored research experience throughout the program.
Upon completion of requirements, the graduate receives a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry degree and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.

Curriculum

Clinical courses include advanced pediatric dentistry clinic, orthodontic clinic one day per week for 18-months, and rotations to the University of Michigan Hospital and Mott Children’s Health Center/Hurley Medical Center.

Didactic courses include advanced seminars in pediatric dentistry in the areas of Advanced Behavior Guidance; Pulp Therapy; Restorative Materials and Techniques; Cephalometric Analysis; Principles of Occlusal Development; Biomechanics; Orthodontic Treatment of selected Class I and Class II Malocclusion; General Anesthesia for Infants and Children; Problems of Children’s Health, Growth, Development, and Behavior; Rehabilitation of Children with Craniofacial Anomalies; Psychology of Child Development; Dental Care for Children and Adolescents with Disabilities; Design and Analysis in Research; and Investigation leading to a Masters Thesis.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Stipend level is $31,500 for the first year, $40,000 for the second year, and $20,000 for the third half-year. Tuition (subject to annual increase) is in the first year is $23,400 for in-state students, $39,900 for out-of-state students. No tuition is charged in the second year. Tuition in the third half-year is $11,700 for in-state students and $19,950 for out-of-state students.

Facilities

During the first year, clinical activities are conducted in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry of the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. During the second year, residents rotate to the Mott Children’s Health Center and Hurley Hospital in Flint. The final 6 months of the program is spent mainly at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Admission Requirements

Match positions (5 per year):
1. DDS or DMD from an ADA accredited dental school in the US or Canada
2. Professional and educational transcripts
3. Application through PASS and participation in MATCH
4. Three letters of recommendation
5. Interview (by special invitation)
6. Successful applicants selected through MATCH must apply to Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Single position open to dentists with degrees from non-ADA accredited dental schools: (1 per year; 30-month University-based program is not eligible for program stipend; resident does not rotate to Flint):
1. DDS or DMD equivalent
2. Professional and educational transcripts
3. Application through University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies
4. Three letters of recommendation
5. TOEFL: written over 560, computer base over 220 and/or the Michigan Language Test over 80

Program Strengths

1. Excellent balance between didactic and clinical experience
2. Multidisciplinary approach to treatment of complex pediatric dentistry problems
3. Extensive orthodontic instruction in diagnosis and clinical management of malocclusions
4. Affiliation with the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, and Mott Children’s Health Center and Hurley Hospital in Flint
5. Mentored research experience related to the Master’s thesis project

Program Faculty

*James R. Boynton, DDS, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry Division Head and Program Director
* Robert F. Majewski, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Graduate Pediatric Dentistry at Mott Children’s Health Center, Flint
Petros Papagerakis, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor
* Litsa Karaouzas, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Flint)
* Maryam Kishta-Derani, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Flint)
* Tracie Davies, DDS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Flint)
* Rita Yu-Ju Yang DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Flint)
* Kristin K. Auer, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
* Max Auer, DDS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
* Daniel M. Briskie, DDS, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor (part-time)
* Youngjoo E. Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
Raymond A. Maturo, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
* Sam Malcheff, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
Melissa Morrow, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Lecturer (part-time)
* Aimee J. Picard, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
** Hera Kim-Berman, DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Graduate Pediatric Orthodontic Clinic
** Eric D. Hannapel, DDS, MS Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)
** Joel Johnson, DMD, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (part-time)


* Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
**Orthodontist



School Profile

Program Type: University-based
Degree
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
11 Part-Time
12 Board Certified
Program Length: 30 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State: 23,400 First Year
No Tuition Second Year
11,700 Third Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 39,900 First Year
No Tuition Second Year
19,500 Third Year
Salary/Stipend: 31,500 First Year
40,000 Second Year
20,000 Third Year
Application: PASS 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: 1:20
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: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 23 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
12 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists


Fellowship

Description:

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry offers a one-year Fellowship Program in Pediatric Dentistry. The program is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in academia. Our objectives are to provide specialized training in the area of clinical care of medically-compromised patients and patients with craniofacial anomalies; establishing skills in didactic and clinical teaching at the predoctoral level; and participating in clinical and/or basic science research projects in collaboration with faculty in the University. Fellows will spend one day in Craniofacial Anomaly Clinic at the Mott Children’s Hospital clinic and attend related didactic courses, two days in pediatric dental clinic at the School of Dentistry, one day at the University Hospital Dentistry Clinic, and one day in research. The program emphasizes developing instructional skills, cultivating scholarly activities and encouraging participation in national meetings and educational programs. Programs can be tailored to fit individual interests.

Requirement:

• Completion of ADA-approved two-year U.S. Pediatric Dental Residency Program
• D.D.S. or D.M.D. from approved U.S. or foreign dental school

Salary:

commensurate with experience

Contact Name:

James Boynton

Contact Address:

CV and letter of intent should be sent to:

Dr. James Boynton
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Fellowship Program
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1078

Contact Phone:

(734)763-2331

Contact Email:

jboynton@umich.edu