Pediatric Dentistry is an age dependent specialty and the Master degree in Pediatric Dentistry Program provides training in both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including children with special health care needs. The program will provide the student with sufficient education and training for diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical dental care in younger and special needs patients. In addition, graduates will demonstrate critical thinking and decision making, and life-long learning skills.
Sound diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of all oral and dental diseases in the healthy younger patient.
Comprehensive dental care for the younger patient with special needs.
Screening and preliminary care on a mobile dental van. Conscious sedation and management of behavioral problems.
General anesthesia and out-patient operating room experiences. Orthodontic treatment for children in the primary and mixed dentitions.
The program consists of 3 years of full-time study of which about 70% is dedicated to clinical activities. The Program is structured in four main categories: 1) theoretical training, 2) pre-clinical (laboratory) training, 3) clinical training, and 4) research. The research aspect of the Program provides the foundational knowledge to allow the student to do the following: 1) critically evaluate literature and conduct research, 2) become familiar with research design and statistical analysis, and 3) formulate a proposal, carry out a research project, analyze the results, and write the results in a publishable format.
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