Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Section of Pediatric Dentistry
University of California at Los Angeles
School of Dentistry
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone: (310) 825-0691
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 25-month program beginning approximately July 1 of each year. Seven new positions are offered each year.
The application deadline is September 15th of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admissions procedures should be addressed to:
Mr. Louis Gutierrez
UCLA School of Dentistry
Postgraduate Residency Program
Student Affairs Office
10833 LeConte Ave., Room A3-011
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
(310) 825-7478; fax (310) 825-9808.
Information and application forms are available at https://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/learning/admissions-requirements-9 .
The Program in Pediatric Dentistry is designed to produce strong academically-based pediatric dentists who may choose to pursue a career in either teaching, practice or both. Along with proficiency in the traditional areas, the program offers a strong didactic and clinical orthodontic component to increase the students' skills in this important area. Through the program's affiliation with the UCLA Health Sciences Center, the student will rotate through various areas in the hospital and the Neuropsychiatric Institute in order to gain expertise in the management of sick and handicapped children. At the completion of the program, the students will meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.
The didactic core is offered through the facilities of the UCLA School of Dentistry. The core courses are those prescribed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Rotation through anesthesia is mandatory and offered through the Center for the Health Sciences at UCLA.
Teaching experience will be gained in the second year of the program both at the university and outreach clinics within Los Angeles County.
Program Stipend and Tuition
First-year stipend is $58,950. Second-year stipend is $58,950. No tuition is charged. The university provides medical and dental benefits, as well as four weeks’ vacation. Currently the resident is assured the residency status for one year.
- UCLA School of Dentistry
- UCLA Venice Dental Center
- UCLA Center for the Health Sciences
- UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital
Foreign applicants must supply documentation to demonstrate an academic commitment in their home country upon completion of the program and proficiency in English with the TOEFL scores included.
- Academic environment with research resources
- Integrated health science center
- Salary and health benefits from the Center for the Health Sciences at UCLA
|Program Faculty:||5 Full-Time
12 Board Certified
|Program Length:||25 Total Months
Approximately July 1 Start Date
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||7|
|Salary/Stipend:||$58,950 First Year
$58,950 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:||1:15|
Infant Oral Health
|Research Requirement:||Data Collection Project