Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana University School of Dentistry and James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Suite 4205
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone: (317) 944-9604
Fax: (317) 948-0760
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24-month program commencing July 1 of each year. A maximum of seven positions are available each year.
Hospital-based postgraduate program with an MSD degree.
The application deadline is September 15 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to The Office of Graduate Education, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1121 W. Michigan Street DS280B, Indianapolis, IN 46202
The majority of the clinical program occurs at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children although some clinical training occurs at other University Hospitals and at the School of Dentistry. Each trainee who successfully completes the two-year program receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science in Dentistry degree, and meets all educational requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.
Didactic courses are offered in both the dental school and the hospital settings. The training program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Successful candidates will complete both the MSD and Certificate requirements during the two-year training program.
Program Stipend and Tuition
Annual stipends for 2023-24 are $60,144 PGY1 and $62,338 PGY2.
Graduate school tuition is approximately $40,548.00 for PGY1 and PGY2. Instruments, books and clinic expenses are approximately $730.00 for PGY1 and $364.00 for PGY2.
- Indiana University School of Dentistry
- James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Applicant must hold a DDS or DMD degree (or in the process of earning either of these degrees) from a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association or the Canadian Dental Association.
- Dental education transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation (includes one from dental school dean)
- Personal interview.
- Extensive clinical opportunities encompassing all areas of pediatric dentistry.
- Strong didactic program with Master of Science in Dentistry degree within a two-year period.
- Established and reputable resources for research |in all related sciences.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Dean, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Dr. James E. Jones, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Brian J. Sanders, Department Chair, Professor & Director of Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. LaQuia A. Vinson, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Juan F. Yepes, Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
|Program Faculty:||5 Full-Time
10 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||7|
|Tuition In-State:||40,548 First Year
40,548 Second Year
|Salary/Stipend:||60,144 First Year
62,338 Second Year
|Application:||September 15 deadline|
|Participant in National
|Participant in PASS:||Yes|
|Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|US citizens from foreign dental
|Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
|Acceptance Applicant Ratio:||1:10|
Infant Oral Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Data Collection Project
|Teaching Experience:||24 Clinic Half-Days
3 Clinic Receptionist
12 Dental Assistants
3 Dental Hygienists