East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Residency in Pediatric Dentistry 
ECU School of Dental Medicine Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
1851 MacGregor Downs Road
Mail Stop 701
Greenville, North Carolina 27834-4354
Phone: 252-737-7884
Fax: 252-737-7187
Program Contact: Randall N. Ball, ballr22@ecu.edu
Website: https://dental.ecu.edu/pediatric-residency/

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program. Three new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Dental School Based


All applications must be submitted through PASS. An on-site interview is required for all final candidates


The Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the ECU School of Dental Medicine is a 24 month, certificate program that is designed to provide contemporary postdoctoral education in the field of pediatric dentistry. It includes didactic and clinical training in all areas of pediatric dentistry with emphasis on patient management, under served populations, interceptive orthodontics and special patient populations. Upon successful completion of the program, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets eligibility for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


The Residency in Pediatric Dentistry offers a curriculum that includes didactic and clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry to provide a broad base of knowledge of the specialty. In addition to seminar type didactics and outpatient clinical experiences, the resident also completes rotations in pediatric medicine and anesthesiology. A research project and teaching responsibilities are also required.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $60,591. Second-year stipend is $62,088.


  • East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
  • ECU Health Medical Center
  • ECU Health SurgiCenter
  • ECU Community Service Learning Center-Ahoskie
  • ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S., D.M.D. from ADA accredited dental school
  • Dental education transcripts
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • NBDE I and II
  • Three letter of recommendation including one from the Dean or his/her designee indicating class rank and GPA
  • Personal Interview

Program Strengths

  • Seminar based didactic program that stresses resident participation
  • Active operating room program
  • Interceptive Orthodontics

Program Faculty

Randall N. Ball, D.D.S., M.S., Program Director*
Michael D. Webb, D.D.S., M.Ed., Department Chair*
Nikki Tucker, D.D.S., M.Ed.*
Wallace McCarlie, D.M.D., Ph.D.*
Joseph Gondrez, D.M.D., (part-time)
Alex Kordis, D.D.S., (Adjunct)*
Roslyn Crisp, D.D.S., M.S. (Adjunct)*

*Board Certified

School Profile


Program Type: University-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
3 Part-Time
6 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
06/26/2023 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Intern Permit
Number of Entering Positions: 3
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 60,591 First Year
62,088 Second Year
Application: No additional fee. September 1, 2023 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
Case Conferences
Literature Review
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: 1 Clinic Half-Days
Facilities: 17 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
3 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists