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Advanced Education -- Pediatric Dentistry

The program in Pediatric Dentistry is university-based and balanced with significant hospital and extramural affiliation at Children's Hospital of New Orleans. The program is designed to prepare highly qualified specialists for the clinical practice of pediatric dentistry or careers in teaching or research. The twenty-four-month course of study includes (1) seminars in clinically oriented basic sciences, (2) instruction in advanced clinical procedures, including minor tooth movement, (3) training in hospital procedure, including general anesthesia, (4) experiences in providing comprehensive dental health for handicapped children and (5) courses in research methodology and biomedical sciences applicable to health care in children. A research project is required for certification. The program has been planned in accordance with the standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry and is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon completion of the program, the postgraduate student receives a certificate in pediatric dentistry and meets eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.  Applicants should be graduates in the upper half of their class and are not encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination.

Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Curriculum and Credit Hours

Key Information

Program Director Dr. Jeffrey T. Johnson
Length of Program 2 years
Matching Participant Yes
PASS Participant Yes
Certificate Awarded No
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Dentistry
Fees Yes
International Students Accepted Yes - need TOEFL Scores
National Board Scores Need to be reported
PASS Application Deadline September 17
Program Application Deadline October 1
Program Start Date July 1
Program End Date June 30
Application Materials Required PASS applications only: http://programpages.passweb.org/search
Additional Application Materials to be Sent to LSUSD LSU processing fee, 2"x2" photograph, TOEFL, and CV should be sent  directly to the LSUSD Office of Advanced Education.  Copies can be used for interviews, but if accepted into the program, the program will require you to provide the official documents.
LSU Processing Fee $50, check or money order payable to LSUHSC School of Dentistry

Contact the LSUHSC School of  Dentistry
Office of Advanced Education
Sandra Andrieu, PhD
Director, Office of Advanced Education
c/o Delores Bradford, Administrative Assistant
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70119
tel. 504-941-8113; fax 504-941-8180 
E-mail: ds-AdvancedEducation@lsuhsc.edu

LSU School of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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