Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Department Chair and Program Director: Cheen Loo
Associate Program Director: Meletia Laskou
The Advanced two year Certificate of Achievement 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 this 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.
Program Director: Rocio Saavedra
The aim of the Pediatric Dentistry predoctoral program is to introduce students to basic principles of pediatric care and teachings through lectures, workshops, and clinical rotations. Pediatric instruction is offered in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years as a dental student.