Pediatric Dentistry (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

The goals of the program are to provide foundation knowledge and educational experiences in pediatric dentistry and offer diverse experiences in all aspects of pediatric dentistry clinical care as recognized by the specialty. The program instills in the post graduate students all the values and beliefs of the specialty and ensures they have the skills to be responsible for care of the growing child. Graduates become skilled as the primary care provider for the pediatric patient from infant, child, and adolescent and for the special needs patients. There is a strong hospital component ensuring the graduate is able to fully integrate into the medical community. The program experiences foster interest in community service and helps to prepare and encourage the graduate to become committed to dental education. The program comprises formal instruction in the biomedical sciences and clinical and didactic subjects of pediatric dentistry. Post graduate students become fully integrated in the medical care of the pediatric patient through rotations at affiliated hospital experiences including anesthesia, pediatric medicine and its subspecialties, pediatric emergency services, and operating room services.

Program Strengths

  • The program will provide the student with a wide range of clinical, didactic, and research experiences.
  • Based in a major urban setting, the program provides opportunities to interact and treat diverse populations.
  • Strong hospital training component at Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Health.
  • Pediatric and public health concerns at the community level are addressed.
  • The program offers multifaceted faculty that include full- and part-time practitioners.
  • Flexibility is built into the program to allow for independent studies.
  • Post graduate students are prepared to successfully complete ABPD certification.
  • All post graduate students are encouraged to pursue a full- or part-time academic career.

Eligibility for Licensure

Completion of the CODA-accredited Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry satisfies the training requirements for eligibility for participation in the board certification process for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Eligibility for dental licensure is based on pre-professional, professional and post-graduate training and varies by state/jurisdiction. Candidates should check the state/jurisdiction regulations for dental licensure for the state(s)/jurisdictions(s) in which they are seeking licensure in order to ensure that they comply with all requirements.


See Admissions & Application Process for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.