Length of Program: 1 or 2 years, program begins summer quarter for up to eight (8) quarters

Number of Positions: Maximum of 4-5 per year

Program Director: Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez

The Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program is designed for foreign-trained dentists who wish to return to an academic setting for short periods of time to supplement the knowledge and experiences gained from earlier training and subsequent professional experiences. Trainees are able to audit all courses offered by the Section of Pediatric Dentistry during their enrollment. Course topics include histology and embryology, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, oral pathology, behavior management, preventive dentistry, pediatric diagnosis and treatment, sedation and anesthesia, pediatric medicine, practice management, and research methodology.

Each trainee is permitted to design a curriculum according to his/her desired objective upon consultation with and approval from the program director. Trainees spend approximately 30% of their time to observe patient care in the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. Seminars and classes typically account for 40% time, and there is about 30% undesignated time available for library use, faculty and resident discussions, lectures, and research. Trainees may perform patient treatment at the discretion of the faculty.

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A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Selection Process & Factors

Phone interviews may be conducted. If you have been selected to interview, you will be notified by the Clinic Administrator.

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic standing during dental training

  • English proficiency

  • Content of confidential reports

  • Future plans

A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be issued upon acceptance.

Program Fees

Fees: $35,000 per year (subject to change)*

Certificate Fee: One-time payment of $200 (non-refundable)

Program Fee Schedule
(1-2 year)
 
Initial payment due April 5, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund 10 weeks before July 1
50% refund 5 weeks before July 1
None less than 5 weeks before July 1
Second payment due  Dec 15, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund before the start of Winter quarter
50% refund within first 5 weeks of Winter quarter
None after 5 weeks into Winter quarter
Third payment due June 15 of following year, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund 10 weeks before July 1
50% refund 5 weeks before July 1
None less than 5 weeks before July 1
Fourth payment due Dec 15 of following year, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund before the start of Winter quarter
50% refund within first 5 weeks of Winter quarter
None after 5 weeks into Winter quarter

 

Contact Us

Postgraduate Programs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-7478
postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu