Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Phone: (617) 636-6971
Fax: (617) 636-3473
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24 month program beginning July 1 of each year. Nine new positions are offered each year. An additional third year for a Master’s degree is available.
University-based, hospital-affiliated certificate program
Applicants should apply using the PASS application. Application deadline is September 1st of the year preceding matriculation. Individuals applying to the Pediatric Dentistry program must participate in the National Matching Service. Applicants can register for MATCH through ADEA PASS.
The Advanced two year Certificate of Achievement Program in Pediatric Dentistry trains dentists in the specialty in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In order to fulfill the mission, the student is educated in the biomedical sciences and the supporting clinical sciences to the extent that the student is proficient in providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
The didactic experiences include course work in the basic and clinical sciences, seminar and laboratory sessions, an independent, written research project presented to the faculty, and preparing for the written examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The clinical sciences include: outreach community services, operating room services, anesthesia, adolescent dentistry, pediatrics, medically compromised patients, conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, and presenting clinical cases to the standards of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Overall, we wish to produce clinically proficient and scientifically adept graduates capable of diagnosing and treating all types of pediatric patients encountered in specialty practice. A Master of Science Program is offered for an additional year and includes some of the courses offered in the Certificate Program.
Program Stipend and Tuition
No stipend is provided. First year tuition is $81,403 and the second year tuition is $81,403. Tuition increase occurs periodically.
- Tufts Univeristy School of Dental Medicine
- Tufts Medical Center
- Franciscan Hospital for Children
- Cotting School
- Nashoba Learning Group
- D.D.S, D.M.D., or non-U.S. equivalent
- Official dental and post-secondary education transcripts
- Letters of recommendation
- NBD examination results (not required for foreign-trained applicants)
- Satisfactory TOEFL/IELTS scores for foreign-trained applicants
- Interview (if requested)
- Large number of well and medically compromised patients.
- High volume of dental emergency patients seen for infection and trauma.
- Extensive use of treatment modalities for pain and behavior control including sedation and general anesthesia.
- Comprehensive orthodontic care.
Cheen Loo, BDS, PhD, MPH, DMD, FAAPD. Professor, Postdoctoral Program Director and Chair.
Meletia Laskou, DMD, DDS. Assistant Professor and Assistant Postdoctoral Program Director.
Rocio Saavedra, DDS. Assistant Professor and Predoctoral Program Director.
Stuart Gould, DMD. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Robert Zee, BDS, MPH, PhD, DMD. Assistant Professor.
Nour Gowharji, BDS. Assistant Professor.
Nooruddin Pradhan, BDS, MS, DMD. Assistant Professor.
Marjan Askari, DMD, MS. Assistant Clinical Professor.
William Chan, DMD. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Diba Dastjerdi, DDS, DMD. Clinical Instructor.
Bahram Ghassemi, DMD, MS. Associate Clinical Professor
Gulson Gul, DDS, MBA, MPH, MS. Assistant Professor.
Mohamed Hassan, BDS, MS. Assistant Professor.
Maria Kritsineli, DMD. Assistant Professor.
Gerald Swee, DMD, MS. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Martha Forero, DDS, MS. Assistant Professor.
|Program Faculty:||6 Full-Time
8 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||9|
|Tuition In-State:||46,200 First Year
46,200 Second Year
September 1 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
|Teaching Experience:||Yes Clinic Half-Days
3 Clinic Receptionist
2 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists