Academic Divisions

Division of Pediatric Dentistry

The Division of Pediatric Dentistry offers a well balanced didactic and clinical curriculum with ample learning opportunities aimed at successful completion of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health certification process. Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities include teaching dental students, medical residents, and other allied health staff. Research training, funds and time are incorporated in the curriculum. The program is known for its resident research, having captured numerous awards and featuring world-renowned Pediatric Dentistry faculty with funded programs. Elective rotations and continuing education opportunities are provided throughout the residency program.

Patient care opportunities include primary care Pediatric Dentistry in a modern 18-chair dental clinic. Residents are assigned their own dental assistant for all care. Sedation and general anesthesia experiences are available at both Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a new surgery center dedicated to dental care for children and the Ohio State University Pediatric Dentistrys McConnell General Anesthesia Suite. The residency program also provides dental care opportunities for children with special health care needs and medically compromised in either the clinic settings or main operating room suites. Orthodontics treatment is provided under the tutelage of orthodontists. 

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program has full accreditation from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.