Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Program
The didactic course in pediatric dentistry is presented in the third academic year. During the fall trimester, an introduction to basic techniques is offered which includes patient management, diet counseling, local anesthesia, restorative procedures, space management, pulp therapy and treatment of trauma. During the spring trimester, advanced areas of pediatric dentistry are presented including treatment planning, sedation, nitrous oxide analgesia and treatment of special needs patients.
Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I & II. Students are rotated to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry Clinic one half-day each week. During the fourth year, the student performs routine procedures; during the senior year, the student receives experience with more complex procedures, including the treatment of the special needs patients.