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 EducationAdvanced EducationPediatric Dentistry CertificateProgram Curriculum     November 25, 2015  

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
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