Length of Program: 25 months
Number of Positions: 7
Financial Arrangement: UC Salary Breakdown
Program Director: Dr. Daniela Silva
The UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program is a postgraduate certificate program designed to produce strong academically based pediatric dentists who may choose to pursue a career in private practice, community health centers, teaching, or a combination of positions; and who are knowledgeable about disparities in the delivery of dental care, issues around access to dental care, and who advocate for solutions.
The program’s didactic curriculum combines rounds, seminars, and conferences to assure residents achieve a thorough understanding of the biomedical and clinical sciences. Topics include preventive dentistry, growth and development, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, traumatic dental injuries, oral pathology, behavior guidance, sedation and general anesthesia, pediatric medicine, practice management, research methodology, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, histology, embryology, genetics, and more. This program provides extensive interdisciplinary experience in preventive oral health and community health with an emphasis on establishing and integrating oral health care programs in conjunction with pediatric health care programs.