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Pediatric Dentistry

Combining clinical experience at two children's hospitals with study at UCSF Health Sciences

Program Director

Thuan Le, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S-619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430


The outstanding academic and clinical resources of UCSF Health Sciences and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals provide the experience and training you need whether your goal is in academia, community public health, or private practice.

In addition to the first-class academic and clinic opportunities afforded at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, our affiliation with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland provides a wealth of experience in treating pediatric dental trauma in the emergency department as well as children with other sub-medical specialties.

The full-time, 36-month program, which begins in July, offers GME funding for residents. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate of advanced dentistry in pediatric dentistry and MS in oral and craniofacial sciences, and you will be eligible for examination by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Some of our students go on to pursue a PhD in oral and craniofacial sciences. Students who already have obtained an advanced research degree (e.g., MS, MPH, PhD or equivalent) are not required to enroll again in a graduate school program for an additional research degree.

Supporting All Abilities

UCSF welcomes students with all types of disabilities and strives to devise creative and innovative solutions to ensure equal access to all students.

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UCSF Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association lets you reconnect with classmates, meet today’s residents and hear about the latest program news.

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