Temple University Hospital’s Advanced Education Residency in Pediatric Dentistry satisfies the educational requirements for advanced specialty education in Pediatric Dentistry as prescribed by the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
- Developing competency in the prevention and management of oral-facial health problems of children and adolescents.
- Instilling the ability to provide comprehensive oral health care for patients with emotional, intellectual, or psychological disabilities.
- Providing an understanding of the biological basis for pediatric dentistry and the application of scientific knowledge to clinical practice.
- Developing an understanding of research principles, knowledge of published literature, the ability to critically evaluate research literature, and to make a contribution in the advancement of pediatric dentistry.
- Developing creativity, the desire for new skills and the ability to coordinate with members of other health care disciplines to provide innovative care for pediatric dental patients.
- Developing practical administrative skills to provide efficient provision of dental health care.
- Developing educational and teaching skills to prepare for assignments as mentors in education programs.
- Developing an understanding of general concepts and principles of pharmacology, anesthetic drugs, pre-operative patient assessment, monitoring, recordkeeping, discharge instructions, and best practices for managing complications.
- Developing operating room skills including airway management, IV placement, full-mouth rehabilitation, and intubation.
- Developing competency with a number of restorative materials as well as isolation techniques and digital film technology.
If you have any questions regarding the pediatric dental residency program, please feel free to contact our residency coordinator at (215) 282-8000.