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Curriculum

The practice of pediatric dentistry is varied and dynamic. The Case Western Reserve University program provides a full range of clinical experiences in pediatric dental care. The curriculum is designed to assist the pediatric dental resident in developing a knowledge foundation and clinical skill level that will allow successful entry into practice. Pediatric dental residents are on call every fourth week during their two-year training program.

The following courses are required for the postdoctoral student:

  • Behavioral Management
  • Anatomy
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Microbiology
  • Facial Growth and Development
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Conferences
  • Pediatric Dentistry Literature Review
  • Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Hospital Rotations in the departments of Anesthesia, Pediatric, and Emergency Medicine

A research requirement must be fulfilled for certification in pediatric dentistry. Students enrolled in the M.S.D. program must complete a formal thesis.