Postdoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program

The Advanced two year Certificate Program in Pediatric Dentistry trains dentists in the specialty in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In order to fulfill the mission, the student is educated in the biomedical sciences and the supporting clinical sciences to the extent that the student is proficient in providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

The didactic experiences include course work in the basic and clinical sciences, seminar and laboratory sessions, an independent, written research project presented to the faculty, and preparing for the written examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The clinical sciences include: outreach community services, operating room services, anesthesia, adolescent dentistry, pediatrics, medically compromised patients, conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, and presenting clinical cases to the standards of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Overall, we wish to produce clinically proficient and scientifically adept graduates capable of diagnosing and treating all types of pediatric patients encountered in specialty practice. A Master of Science Program is offered for an additional year and includes some of the courses offered in the Certificate Program.


Academic Courses

  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Dental Radiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Hypnosis
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Epidemiology and Interpretation of Scientific Literature
  • Biomaterials
  • Immunology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Occlusion
Department Courses

  • Craniofacial Growth and Development
  • Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics
  • Special Health Care Needs
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Infant Oral Health
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Dental Management of Traumatic Injuries
  • Applied Behavior Management
  • Pediatric Dentistry Journal Review
  • Practice Management
  • Clinical Science Core Courses
  • Pediatric Dentistry Restorative
  • Adolescent Dentistry
  • Airway Management
  • Case Presentation Seminars
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Laboratory Technique


Stanley A. Alexander
Professor and Chair

Laura Camacho-Castro
Associate Professor

Cheen Loo?
Assistant Professor, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

Associate Clinical Professors

Leonard Carapezza
Joseph O’Donnell
David Tesini
Meletia Laskou

Assistant Professors

Nooruddin S. Pradhan
Maria Kritsineli

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