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Pediatric Residency in Dentistry

Goals and Objectives

  1. To educate and train pediatric residents to become proficient in providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
    • Objective 1 – to provide the resident with in-depth background in basic science necessary for the clinical practice of pediatric dentistry.
    • Objective 2 – to provide the resident with a sufficient number of diagnostic and clinical practices of pediatric dentistry.
    • Objective 3 – to provide a forum for the pediatric resident to present and discuss their initial and completed cases to the pediatric faculty and fellow residents.

    2.   To educate and train pediatric residents to have skills and knowledge necessary to provide dental services in the hospital and private practice setting.

    • Objective 1 – to provide the resident with sufficient number of outpatient and inpatient dental experiences.
    • Objective 2 – to provide the residents with rotations in anesthesiology, emergency and pediatric medicine.
    • Objective 3 – to provide the resident with opportunities to see first hand the operation of pediatric faculty private practices.

 

    3.        To educate and train pediatric residents to acquire the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate technological advancement in clinical practice, research, and teaching methods in pediatric dentistry.

    • Objective 1 – to educate and train pediatric residents in the basic principles of research methodology, biostatistics, and data analysis.
    • Objective 2 – to provide a weekly journal club where the resident will develop the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate the scientific literature and new technologies and present literature review reports.
    • Objective 3 – to provide each resident with the opportunity to complete a scholarly project with a mentor from the pediatric faculty and a faculty member from the graduate school.

   4.         To educate and train pediatric residents to work in coordination with other health care team members and social disciplines.

    • Objective 1 – to provide residents with interaction with other health care professionals through their medical rotations.
    • Objective 2 – to provide the residents an opportunity to participate in community outreach programs.

   5.         To educate and prepare the pediatric resident to initiate and complete the certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

    • Objective 1 – to provide the resident with the skill and knowledge to successfully complete the board certification process.
    • Objective 2 – to provide the resident the incentive and support to complete the board certification process.
Last Updated: 3/22/15