University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry
2109 Hughes Drive 6th Floor, Jobst Tower
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a two-year program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year. There are a total of ten positions

Program Type

Hospital based certificate and Master's degree program.


The application deadline is September 15 prior to the year of start date. Please submit application via ADEA PASS Postdoctoral Application Support Service

Correspondence regarding your application should be addressed to:
Susan DePriest, Residency & Curriculum Coordinator


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 and Life Sciences, ProMedica Toledo Hospital/Russel J. Ebeid Children's Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital-Toledo/Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center/Mercy St. Charles 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 graduates 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 three full-time and nine 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 $59,468. Second year stipend is $61,416. There are administrative fees for graduate school. Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, malpractice coverage and funding to support travel to meetings.


ProMedica Toledo Hospital/Russell J. Ebeid Children's Hospital-Toledo
Nationwide Children's Hospital-Toledo/Mercy St Vincent Medical Center
Mercy St. Charles Hospital

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 3 full-time and 9 part-time pediatric dentists as well as a number of part-time specialists from multiple disciplines.

Program Faculty

Michael P. Nedley, DDS
Jamie Snook, DDS, MPH, MS
David Ho, DDS, MS
Stephen Branam, DDS
Frank Pace, DDS
Philip Sprague, DDS
Boley Greenwood, DDS
Erin Knierim, DMD, MS
Ashley Paulus, DDS
Timothy Voss, DDS
Sheila Phelan, DDS, MS

School Profile


Program Type: Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
9 Part-Time
10 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 59,468 First Year
61,416 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
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special HealthCare Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Scholarly Project
2nd Year Presentations at GTDS and AAPD Annual Sessions
Teaching Experience: 10 Clinic Half-Days
20 Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 19 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists