Saint Louis University 
Center for Advanced Dental Education
3320 Rutger St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63104 
Phone: 314-977-8611
Fax: 314-977-8517
Contact: Kimberly Cox, Administrative Assistant

Program Length and Number of Positions

The residency is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Three new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

University based, hospital affiliated program


The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Application for the program is made through the PASS Application Service. The program participates in the National Matching Service.


The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry offers the student a comprehensive 24-month course of study in clinical and didactic pediatric dentistry and is designed to meet the educational requirements for limitation of practice to pediatric dentistry and examination by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Emphasis is placed on all phases of pediatric dentistry and at the end of the program the student will be able to provide comprehensive oral health care for the well child, the medically compromised child and the child with special health care needs. Extensive experience is provided in the areas of sedation, analgesia and the use of general anesthesia to deliver dental treatment. Research experience is gained through completion of a master’s thesis project.


Seminars are held covering topics relevant to pediatric dentistry and a literature review course will discuss current and classic articles from the pediatric dental literature. Multidisciplinary seminars are held in conjunction with the graduate programs in orthodontic, endodontics and periodontics. Formal courses are presented in biostatistics, oral medicine, oral pathology, early and mixed dentition, therapeutics, practice management and some basic sciences. Off service rotations occur in general anesthesia, pediatric medicine, pediatric emergency room and craniofacial clinic.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Program stipend is $62,609 the first year and $64,321 the second year. Tuition/fees are $43,800 each year.


The pediatric dental postgraduate program is based out of the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. It is a newly remodeled 6 chair clinic. Each operatory is equipped with digital radiographic capabilities and nitrous oxide. A small office area as well as a break room, library and classrooms are provided for the residents. Residents will gain operating room experiences as well as necessary clinical rotations at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Residents will provide 24 hour/7 day per week dental consultation to the Cardinal Glennon emergency room, a Level I Pediatric Emergency room.

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application and Fee
  • Three letters of recommendation including one from the Dean of your dental school.
  • National Board Scores
  • Undergraduate and dental school transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Biographical Goals statement
  • MATCH number
  • Foreign student applicants must also submit a TOEFL score and evidence of adequate financial resources.
  • Applicants from foreign dental schools must be able to obtain a Missouri dental license. Missouri requires dentists to graduate from an ADA accredited dental school.

Program Strengths

  • Excellent educational program with dedicated faculty
  • Large patient base with extensive dental needs 
  • Extensive experience managing children with a wide range of special health care needs.
  • Experience treating special needs adults
  • Extensive experience in sedation/general anesthesia 
  • Facilitated research experience

Program Faculty

Dr. Daniel C. Stoeckel, Pediatric Dentistry*/Oral pathology* - Program Director
Dr. Travis Cripps, Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Patrick Foley, Orthodontics*
Dr. Mara Krill Ganim, Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Craig S. Hollander, Pediatric Dentistry*
Dr. Maren L Pratt, Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kevin Beyersdorfer, Pediatric Dentistry*
Dr. Avanija Reddy, Pediatric Dentistry* - Associate Program Director
Dr. Benjamin Schlott, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery*

*Board Certified

School Profile


Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 2 Full-Time
9 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required to Begin Program
Number of Entering Positions: 3
Tuition In-State: 43,800 First Year
43,800 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 43,800 First Year
43,800 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: PGY 1 - 62,609
PGY 2 - 64,321
Application: October 1 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
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Teaching Experience: 0 Clinic Half-Days
As assigned Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 6 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
4 Dental Assistants


Updated 3/8/2023