Pediatric Dental Residency Program 
UL School of Dentistry
501 South Preston Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-852-7903
Fax: 502-852-4388
Email: Katerina.Kavvadia@louisville.edu

Program Length and Number of Positions

24 months, 4 positions

Program Type

Dental School based program

Application

All applications must come through PASS. No additional information is required by the program.

Description

The UL Pediatric Dental Residency Program has a strong clinical foundation. Residents treat patients with a wide variety of special healthcare needs and medical conditions. We also offer a 3-4 times a week G.A rotation for comprehensive oral rehabilitation, in Norton’s Children Hospital,  the only stand alone pediatric hospital in the state. This is where the residents do their Anesthesia and Pediatrics rotation.  We also provide  the Emergency service 24/7 in the same  hospital,  that is  the only Trauma Level one center for Children in the state and our residents get extensive experience  in managing dental trauma. There is also a research component, that is done  within the UL research infrastructure. Our residents graduate as very capable and competent,  practicing pediatric dentistry based on evidence.

Curriculum

All of the residents study:

Microbiology
Immunology
Pharmacology
Anatomy
Biostatistics
Oral Medicine and Diagnosis
Research Methods
Pathology
Genetics
Cranio-maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging


Rotations:

4 weeks in Anesthesia at Norton Children's Hospital
2 weeks Pediatrics at Norton's Children Hospital

Program Stipend and Tuition

Stipend - $40,000 per year
No tuition, there is a Program Fee of $7,000
Benefits include medical insurance, free parking, free meals

Facilities

We are in the UL School of Dentistry 14 chair clinic and residents rotate to a suburban clinic with 7 chairs

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants for the 3 GME resident positions:
  • Must have dental degree from CODA approved school
  • Must be US citizen 
  • Have taken National Boards 
  • Applicant for our 1 International resident position must:
  • Have a dental degree
  • Have taken National Boards

Program Strengths

  • Strong clinical program with OR time 3-4 days per week.
  • Extensive experience in management of dental traumatic injuries
  • Large pool of patients with a high variety of clinical experiences
  • Ample clinical space and resources.

Program Faculty

Full time:
Katerina Kavvadia, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Program Director*
Ann Greenwell, D.M.D., M.S.D.*
Hector Martinez, D.D.S., M.S
Liliana Rozo, D.D.S.*

Part time:
Bruce Haskell, D.D.S, PhD. *
Jordan Britt, D.M.D*

Adjunct Faculty:
Phil Slonkoski DDS, MSD*
Bobby Elliott D.D.S,MS*  

* Board Certified

 

School Profile

 

Program Type: University-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
2 Part-Time
4 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State: 7,000 First Year
7,000 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 7,000 First Year
7,000 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 40,000 First Year
40,000 Second Year
Application: September 1 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA 
accredited dental schools 
considered:
No
US citizens from foreign dental 
schools considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from ADA 
accredited dental schools 
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign 
dental schools considered:
Yes
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 140:3
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
Outreach
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Residents have to submit their research
project as a publishable paper
Teaching Experience: Teaching undergraduates simulation lab
and clinic
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
4 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists