Residents

The pediatric dentistry residency program offers a 24-month certificate degree or a 36-month master’s degree in Oral Biology.

Core curriculum course provided by the college faculty include: research design, growth and development, research and scientific communication, embryology, biostatistics, radiology, and advanced human craniofacial growth, development and anomalies.

Courses, clinical sites and facilities

Pediatric dentistry courses include: hospital dentistry, medically compromised, behavior management, pathology, orthodontics, child development, dental trauma and practice management.

In addition to the strong didactic component, residents staff 8 clinical sites: Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Medical Center and 5 Community Health Centers. The patient population of the hospital-based dental clinics is largely special health care needs/medically compromised. The patient population treated at the community health centers is primarily healthy, high risk for caries population.


There are 4 operating room facilities available to the program and the residency program offers numerous opportunities for oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedation.

Residents also participate in anesthesia, pediatric medicine and craniofacial team rotations as well as participate in emergency call.

Externship Opportunities

Externships are of one week duration and occur between June 1st and August 31st. Externships are observation only and are limited to current dental students in good standing. Reference letters are required. For more information and an application packet, contact BCD-pedoexternship@tamhsc.edu. Space is very limited and is filled on a competitive basis. The application period is open between January and March. Due to hospital credentialing requirements, visits outside of the formal externship program are not allowed.


U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).

This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the pediatric dentistry program may be reviewed at http://itasmailer.tamu.edu/customerupload/HSCTemplates/PEDD/PEDD.html