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Pediatric Dentistry

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

Program Director

Ray Stewart, DMD, MS
Interim Program Director
Professor of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

ray.stewart@ucsf.edu

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.1101
sod.postgraduate@ucsf.edu

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.

UCSF Pediatric Dentistry offers 2 training programs:

3-Year Postgraduate Program

5 positions selected via MATCH process

The Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry is a full-time, 36-month course of study leading to an advanced education certificate in pediatric dentistry and an M.S. degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Appropriately qualified students also have the option of pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Postgraduate residents will assume leadership roles in academic pediatric dentistry, community clinic, or private practice. The program also seeks to stimulate interest in careers combining clinical practice and research. In addition to the first class academic and clinical training opportunities afforded at the UC San Francisco Parnassus campus and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco, the 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 the children with special health care needs. Our program also provides extensive oral conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, and interceptive orthodontic training to our residents.

This program fully satisfies the educational requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). A Certificate of Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the postdoctoral program. Graduates are educationally eligible for examinations by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. 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.

2-Year Postgraduate Program

2 positions selected out of the MATCH process

The 2-year program is identical to that of 3-year program from clinical training, rotations, and didactics perspectives, except residents in 2-year program do not require concurrent enrollment in the M.S. degree program. Candidates for the 2-Year Residency Program MUST have either a master's level degree (ex. MS, PhD) or completed advanced education training (ex. residency program, AEGD, GPR) prior to the start of the program. Research or scholarly activities are required while in residency program. The majority of their clinical training will take place at La Clinica Oakland and Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland. Didactic training will take place at Parnassus campus via in-person or teleconferences.

A Certificate of Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the postdoctoral program. Graduates are educationally eligible for examinations by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

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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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