This hospital-based, accredited program is located at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo — a a 225-bed pediatric hospital with its own obstetrical unit. Women and Children’s Hospital is the only free-standing children’s hospital in New York and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
Applications will be accepted until October 2, 2017
At UB, students have access to exceptional teaching faculty, an innovative curriculum and a diverse patient pool including refugees, immigrants, special needs patients and those who are underserved. Pediatrics is a rewarding speciality, ideal for students who have the unique behavioral managements skills needed to work with children.
Our goal is to train residents to become proficient in all phases of pediatric dentistry, including:
Rotations to medicine, anesthesia, the emergency room and specialty pediatric clinics are also included. Limited time is also spent teaching pre-doctoral dental students in the hospital and university clinics.
The clinical facilities include 18 operatories in an outpatient clinic on the medical campus, and clinical facilities at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, private practice sites, the UB School of Dental Medicine and a mobile dental van.
The program in pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
This is a 24-month certificate program, commencing in July. The Master’s degree is offered as an optional three-year program.
Elias J. Kaufman, DMD, Emeritus
Joseph Bernat, DDS, MS, Program Director
Margaret Certo, DDS
Joli Chou, DMD, MD
Paul R. Creighton, DDS, Interim Department Chair
Paul Deitrick, DMD, MD
Justin Eckler, MD, PhD
Christopher M. Heard, MD
Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, Dr. PH
Rachel Anderson, DMD
Victor Bochacki, DDS
Meelin D.ChinKit-Wells, DDS
Douglas Olson, DMD, MS
Suketu N. Patel, DDS
Tammy Thompson, DDS
Carrie Wanamaker, DDS
Kelly R. Burke, DDS
Mary E. Dunn, DDS
J. Bradley Ecker, DDS
Craig McClure, DDS
Jennifer Nauman, DDS
Amy Nagai, DDs
Michael Phillips, DDS
Vineela Redla, BDS
Mark Trautman, DDS
All residents are required to complete and present an approved research project. Residents must demonstrate that they have learned and understand the scientific process of research design, data collection, statistical analysis and public speaking skills (oral or poster presentation). Residents may collaborate with and are encouraged to choose faculty outside the department as mentors to broaden their research experience.
The Pediatric Dentistry master’s degree program is offered as an optional three-year program. Clinical certification and awarding of a degree occur simultaneously. Master’s degree course syllabi will be selected, reviewed and approved based on each resident’s research interests and performance. Approval of basic science courses must be obtained from the program director.
Incoming residents go through a one-week orientation. Topics covered are:
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.
All pediatric dentistry residents are employed by the Graduate Medical/Dental Education Consortium of Buffalo and receive a stipend and benefits.
Current stipends are $48,900 for first year and $49,940 for the second year. All usual benefits are included and there is no tuition for the certificate program. Master’s degree students must pay University tuition for courses taken.
|Application Deadline||October 2, 2017|
All applicants must possess a DDS or DMD from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental school. You may not apply if you only have a foreign dental degree.
Submit all application materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS program). PASS allows you as the applicant to provide standard information required for participating dental schools so that you do not have to complete multiple applications.
The deadline for PASS applications is October 2, 2017.
The program participates in the National Match Program so you will need to register with the National Match Service in order to be admitted to the program.
All applicants will receive a written response from the program director. Responses are either a declination of your application or a request for a personal interview. Personal interviews are required for further consideration for admission to the program.
Approximately 130 applications are received and reviewed, of which six are chosen every year for the residency program.
Pediatric Dentistry Certificate Program Administrator
Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry
114 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3717