Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry 
3000 Arlington Avenue
Mailstop 1092
Toledo, Ohio 43614-5807

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a two year program beginning July 1 of each year. Three new positions are offered each year. There are a total of six (6) positions.

Program Type

Hospital based certificate and degree program.


The application deadline is September 15 prior to the year of start date. 

Correspondence requesting application should be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Nedley, The University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Mailstop 1092, Toledo, OH 43614. And/Or you can e-mail your request to


The Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program has as its primary goal the preparation of dentists to practice the specialty of pediatric dentistry which encompasses clinical, didactic, and research skills. The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is a 24-month hospital based program and is designed to offer a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum in advanced infant, child and adolescent dental care, including patients with special health care needs. The faculty will provide a full range of clinical experiences in pediatric dentistry which are supported by an in-depth, critical, and scholarly appraisal of the specialties knowledge base.

Our mission is to provide each resident extensive clinical opportunities in behavior management, conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, general anesthesia, pediatric medicine, emergency medicine, care of developmentally and medically compromised children, trauma management, growth and development, orthodontic diagnosis, craniofacial anomalies, and other special areas of pediatric dental care through the clinical and academic resources of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, the University Medical Center and the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Children’s Hospital. The clinical experiences are supported by a structured didactic seminar designed to encourage critical thinking appropriate to specialty level education in pediatric dentistry.

The overall curriculum is designed to prepare our graduate with the knowledge base and clinical skill level which allows successful entry into the contemporary practice setting of pediatric dentistry, as well as preparation for future growth in the field. The program is designed to prepare highly qualified pediatric specialists who can provide dental care for children and pursue careers in private practice and/or academics.

The program has been planned in accordance with the guidelines for postdoctoral education of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Accreditation. Upon completion of the program the resident receives a certificate in pediatric dentistry and meets eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination. The pediatric program is closely supervised by 1 full-time and 9 part-time clinical pediatric faculty. 


The program involves clinical exposure and didactic coursework that provides the resident the educational activities recommended by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The didactic curriculum consists of a series of interrelated seminars about basic pediatric dental care, care of the handicapped and chronically ill child, and diagnosis and treatment of occlusal problems in primary, mixed and young dentitions.

The residents will complete clinical rotations in the Emergency Room, Anesthesiology and Pediatric Medicine. 

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year stipend is $50,376. Second year stipend is $52,139. There are no tuition charges. Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, malpractice coverage and funding to support travel to meetings


University of Toledo Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • D.M.D. or D.D.S. from an ADA-accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one must be from the Dean or his/her designee)
  • Official Dental School Transcripts
  • National Board Scores of Part I and II
  • Personal Interview 

Program Strengths

  • Experiences in treating patients in the operating room and use of nitrous oxide and other conscious sedation techniques
  • Trauma and emergency patients
  • Significant number of special needs children with medical, physical or emotional illnesses; and very young children with significant dental disease
  • Strong faculty, which includes 1 full-time pediatric dentist and a number of part-time specialists
  • Commitment to training in orthodontics and growth and development

Program Faculty

Michael P. Nedley, D.D.S.
Stephen Branam, D.D.S.
Joseph Inman, D.D.S.
Frank Pace, D.D.S.
Jason Richards, D.D.S.
Philip Sprague, D.D.S.
Boley Greenwood, D.D.S., M.S.
Andre’ Haerian, D.D.S., M.S., FRCDc, Ph.D.
Erin Knierim, D.M.D., M.S.
Jennifer Ludwig, D.D.S., M.S.
Ashley Paulus, D.D.S.
Brent Paulus, D.D.S.
Eugene Simon, D.D.S., M.S.
Timothy Voss, D.D.S.

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 1 Full-Time
12 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation:  
State Licensure:  
Number of Entering Positions: 2
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 50,376 First Year
52,139 Second Year
Application: 0 Fee
September 15 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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: 10 Clinic Half-Days
20 Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 9 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists