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 EducationAdvanced EducationPediatric Dentistry CertificateProgram Curriculum     August 28, 2014  

Program Curriculum

Incoming residents go through a one-week orientation. Topics covered are:

  • Reimbursement Policies
  • Clinic Protocol
  • Community Dentistry
  • Craniofacial Center of Western New York
  • Emergency Coverage
  • Emergency Protocol
  • Front Desk Protocol
  • In-house Consultations and Special Clinics
  • Infection Control
  • Introduction to Clinical/Scientific Research
  • Introduction to Hospital Paperwork
  • Introduction to OR
  • Introduction to Oral Surgery
  • Introduction to Treatment Plans
  • Outreach into the Community
  • Radiographic Policies
  • Resident Manual Review
  • Scheduling

First year residents spend the first two weeks shadowing the second year residents in clinics and on-call.  After the initial two week introduction, each resident is assigned their own patient pool.

Resident's Program Time

  • 70%  Clinical Activities
  • 15%  Didactic
  •   5%  Research Activities
  •   5%  Teaching Activities
  •   5%  Elective or Community Activities

Formal Courses

  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Oral Microbial Ecology
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Postgraduate Pharmacology
  • Interdisciplinary Patient Care
  • Oral Pathology

Seminar Topics

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics and Embryology
  • Growth and Development and Orthodontics
  • Microbiology
  • Oral Diagnosis and Medicine
  • PALS
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Practice Management
  • Risk Management
  • Speech and Language
  • Behavior Management
  • Case Presentations and Case Reviews
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Language and Articulation Development
  • Latex Awareness
  • Literature Review
  • Practice Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Sedation and Anesthesia

Off-Service Assignments

  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Operating Room
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Care Clinics - ENT


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Review Course
  • American Dental Education Association Annual Meeting (if applicable)
  • American Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting (if applicable)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting
  • Back to School Conference (sponsored by Pediatric and Community Dentistry residents)
  • The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Research Day
  • Craniofacial Center of Western New York Monthly Conferences
  • Greater Niagara Dental Conference
  • Pediatric and Community Dentistry Research Review Conference



Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through our comprehensive accredited programs.


The tradition of practicing dentists taking time to teach is as old as dentistry itself; the central role of practitioners as faculty is as old as the earliest organized dental schools.


As a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo is committed to discovery, both basic and applied research, development and scholarship particularly related to oral health and disease.


For nearly five decades, the School of Dental Medicine has been a national leader in the science behind oral health.
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In addition to steady activity in our laboratories and clinics, students and faculty are preparing and submitting abstracts for the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.
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The complete classroom-to-clinic experience provided by Oral Diagnostic Sciences supported by several specialty care clinics including one associated with the Center for Orofacial Pain Research.
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