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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Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry Oregon Health & Science University
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201-5042
Phone: 503-346-4073

Program Length and Number of Positions

A 24-month Residency Program that begins July 1 each year. 8 positions are available each year.

Program Type

Hospital-based Residency Program


Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
• D.D.S. or D.M.D.
• Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
• Personal interview


The residency program in Pediatric Dentistry fulfills the requirements for advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry as approved by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon successful completion of the program, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The clinical program offers intensive training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry divided between the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Through the facilities and programs of both institutions, diversified educational experiences are afforded with emphasis in providing comprehensive oral health care for pediatric, adolescent, medically compromised and developmentally disabled patients. A multidisciplinary approach integrates the educational, research and service components of this specialty program.


ettings: OHSU School of Dentistry, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and OHSU Hospital Clinics.

The program has a strong clinical component based on a foundation of full-time and part-time faculty members that come from years of academic and private practice experience. The didactic component is delivered by OHSU’s School of Dentistry and School of Medicine faculty as well as community volunteers.

Scheduled rotations with the Pediatric Anesthesia, Developmental Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Program, Division of Hematology and Oncology and Providence Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required before starting the program. This is provided during orientation.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year program stipend is $53,300 with fringe benefits. Second year stipend is $56,000 with fringe benefits.

Fringe benefits include:
Graduate Medical Education Residents
3 weeks of paid vacation per academic year
3 weeks of sick leave per academic year


• School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Sciences University
• Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) Operating Rooms
• DCH Pediatric Dental Surgery Clinic
• Outpatient Clinics, OHSU Hospital’s Hatfield Research Center
• Pediatric Outpatient Clinics
• Emergency Department
• Providence Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
• D.D.S. or D.M.D.
• Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
• Personal interview

Program Strengths

• Open and engaging relationship with a diverse group of faculty and staff
• Availability of a diverse range of clinical patients, including children with special needs
• Excellent working relationship with multiple School of Dentistry and School of Medicine departments
• Professional development opportunities

Program Faculty

Michael Biermann, DMD
Natasha Bramley, DMD*
Anna Forsyth, DDS, MSD*
John Hanna, DDS*
Sherry Lemon, RDH, MS
Peter Lubisich, III, DDS
Peter Lubisich, IV, DMD*
Neda Modaresi, DDS, MS*
William Moore, DMD*
Mark Mutschler, DDS, MS*
Douglas Park, DDS
Elizabeth A. Palmer, MS, DMD*, Program Director
Tricia A. Ray, DMD*
Krista Richey, DDS, MS
Robert Steelman, MD, DMD*, Interim Department Chair
Gregory Stafford, DDS
Steven Wohlford, DMD*
Lisa S. Yarborough, DDS*
Todd Young, DDS

*Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry

School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty:
Program Length: 24 Total Months
07/01/2018 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State: None First Year
None Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: None First Year
None Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 57,600.00 First Year
59,200.00 Second Year
Application: 75 Fee
10/01 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:
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
Community Clinics
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: