Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program 
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06030-1610
Phone: (860) 679-2180
Fax: (860) 679-4078

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year. Master’s degree and Ph.D. program are also available (separate applications required).

Program Type

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year. Master’s degree and Ph.D. program are also available (separate applications required).


The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admissions procedures should be addressed to: 

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS); (202) 667-1887;

The program also participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program; (416) 977-3431);


The residency program is a 24-month program sponsored by the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine and is affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center. It provides out-patient and in-patient clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare residents for patient care in a private practice or hospital setting. Residents are expected to develop the clinical skills needed to treat healthy, medically compromised and developmentally disabled children, and to acquire the ability to interact effectively with other health care providers. The certificate program is two years (24 months) in length but may be extended for obtaining combined M.Dent.Sc./Certificate (36 months -oriented toward preparing the student for a career in research and teaching).

Rotations include: emergency room, chief resident, hospital resident, four-week anesthesia and a two-week pediatrics rotations. The residents provide after hour emergency coverage on a rotating basis for the Children's Hospital .Second-year residents teach in the undergraduate clinic on a rotating basis. Each resident is required to submit a written research paper suitable for publication.The resident receives a certificate and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.


The academic course work occupies approximately 20 percent of the resident's time and includes the following numbered courses: sedation, biomaterials, advanced oral pathology, microbiology, biostatistics, craniofacial growth and development, functional oral anatomy and advanced oral histology. Pediatric dentistry specific seminars include: advanced pediatric series, case conference, journal club, introduction to pediatric dentistry, behavior management, guiding the developing occlusion and hospital dentistry. 

Program Stipend and Tuition

Certificate program
Graduates from an ADA accredited Dental School: First-year stipend is $48,000, second-year stipend is $50,000.

Graduates from a non ADA accredited Dental School: First-year stipend is $38,000, second-year stipend is $40,000.

ALL enrolled residents: No tuition is charged. Medical plan is included. 

M.Dent.Sc. program: Tuition is charged per credit hour.


  • University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Connecticut John Dempsey Hospital
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • UCONN Health Partners at Kane St Dental Clinic

Admission Requirements

  • PASS application
  • Personal interview
  • TOEFL scores of over 550 for non-English speaking applicants

Program Strengths

  • Outstanding didactic background with integration to principles of critical thinking and research methodology 
  • Extensive clinical experience provided in a children’s hospital setting and community clinic setting providing a full range of patients with emphasis on medically,  physically and developmentally disabled children 
  • Emphasis is placed on leadership training for private practice, hospital, or academic careers
  • Significant comprehensive health care experience in a university teaching hospital and children’s medical center
  • Active and diverse faculty research program 
  • Craniofacial Disorders Team

Program Faculty

Bina Katechia, D.D.S. M.Sc. Postgraduate Program Director/Associate Professor (part-time) 
Mina Mina, D.D.S.  Ph.D., Department Head, Professor 
Jorge Rabat, D.D.S. Assistant Professor 
Deborah Redford-Badwal, D.D.S.  Ph.D., Associate Professor 
Moises Salas, D.D.S.  M.P.H.  Assistant Professor 
Gary Schulman, D.M.D. Assistant Professor  (part-time) 
Yu-Hsiung Wang, D.D.S. Ph.D. Professor 
Bahar Houshmand D.D.S. M.S. Clinical Instructor (part-time)
Karen Kemp Prosterman D.D.S. Assistant Professor


School Profile


Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
2 Part-Time
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions:  
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 48,000 First Year
50,000 Second Year
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: 1:32
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 12 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
8 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists



Six positions are available at the clinical instructor level, which includes 80 percent practice and 20 percent teaching/research.



Contact Name

Richard J. Skinner, D.M.D.

Contact Phone

(860) 545-9032

Contact Email