Oregon Health and Science University 
Division of Pediatric Dentistry
2730 S. Moody Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97201-5042
Phone: 503-494-1284
Email: gutierjo@ohsu.edu
Web: http://www.ohsu.edu/sod/pedo

Program Length and Number of Positions

A 24-month Residency Program that begins July 1 each year (orientation start date, June 15). 4 positions available for year 1, 4 positions available for year 2. 

Program Type

Combined University and Hospital-based certificate 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

Application Process 

  • Completion of a Postdoctoral Application Support Service (Pass) Application 
  • Registration in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program
  • The application deadline is October 1


The Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry program fulfills the requirements 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 Division of Pediatric Dentistry at OHSU's 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 those with special health care needs. A multidisciplinary approach integrates the educational, research and service components of this specialty program.


Settings: 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 Division of Pediatric dentistry and School of Medicine faculty as well as community volunteers. Additional courses taught by our School of Dentistry faculty include: Biostatistics, Microbiology, and Advanced Topics in Immunobiology and Pharmacology.


Scheduled rotations with Pediatric Anesthesia, Developmental Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Program, Division of Hematology and Oncology and Sleep Medicine enhances the overall education of our residents.

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

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year program stipend is $61, 874 with fringe benefits. Second year stipend is $63,249 with fringe benefits.

Fringe benefits include:

Graduate Medical Education Residents
Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance


  • OHSU School of Dentistry Pediatric Dental Residency Clinic
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) Operating Rooms
  • DCH Pediatric Dental Surgery Clinic
  • DCH Pediatric Outpatient Clinics
  • DCH Pediatric Emergency Department

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from a US or Canadian Dental School
  • Undergraduate and Dental school transcripts
  • Personal interview
  • **Matched applicants to the program must acquire a license to practice dentistry in the state of Oregon prior to orientation.

Program Strengths

  • Open and engaging relationship with a diverse group of faculty and staff members
  • Be an active participant on a variety of multidisciplinary teams at Doernbecher Children's Hospital including: Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate Team, Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic, Hemophilia Clinic, Developmental Pediatrics, and Sleep Clinic.
  • Vast clinical experience in Advanced Behavior Guidance techniques
  • Extensive training in the care of our patients with medical complexities and special health care needs
  • Diverse patient pool
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Teaching experience in the School of Dentistry's Pre-doctoral clinic
  • Devoted faculty mentorship for research projects
  • Well-balanced didactic curriculum

Program Faculty

James Katancik, D.D.S., Ph.D., Department Chair
Jacy Stauffer, D.M.D.*, Program Director
Michael Biermann, D.M.D.
Richard Grabowsky, D.D.S.*
Peter Lubisich, IV, D.M.D.*
Mark Mutschler, D.D.S., M.S.*
Douglas Park, D.D.S.
Elizabeth A. Palmer, M.S., D.M.D.*
Tricia A. Ray, D.M.D.*
Krista Richey, D.D.S., M.S.
John Warner, D.M.D.*
Michelle Yang, D.M.D.*
Lisa S. Yarborough, D.D.S.*
Yifan Zhang, Ph.D., M.Sc, D.D.S.*



School Profile


Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
10 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July, 1 Program 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: $61,874.00 First Year
$63,249.00 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: