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Pediatric Dentistry

Career Description

Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence.  It is one of the Specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and the Royal College of Dentist of Canada.

 

This discipline focuses on pediatric/adolescent growth and development, disease causality and prevention, child psychology and management and all aspects of the highly-specialized Pediatric restorative techniques and modalities. 

Education

Pediatric Dentists require an extra two to three years of post-doctoral dental training after attaining their dental degree.  Upon successful completion of post-doctoral dental training, they are then eligible for board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate ABPD). Through collaboration with Lutheran Medical Center and Holyoke Health Center, which have joined for the creation of an Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dentist students may complete a portion of their post-doctoral dental training at BMC. 

Clinical Tracks at BMC

There are a number of experiences to be provided in a hospital/medical environment during the first year of post graduate training.  Pediatric Dentistry students rotate through each of the following areas:  Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Medicine.

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and Other Information