What will I learn?

This hospital based 24-month certificate program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and is located at the nationally ranked Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, a 225-bed pediatric hospital with its own obstetrical unit. Clinical facilities include 18 hospital operatories, private practice sites, UB School of Dental Medicine, and a mobile dental van. Students become proficient in all phases of pediatric dentistry through this program of study. Rotations to medicine, anesthesia, the emergency room and specialty pediatric clinics are included. Limited time is also spent teaching pre-doctoral dental students.

About the Program

At the University at Buffalo’s post-graduate Pediatric Dentistry program, residents treat a diverse patient population including underserved refugees, immigrants, and patients with special healthcare needs. Our Program is committed to promoting and advancing the knowledge and skills of our residents in every aspect of Pediatric Dentistry. Our exceptional faculty members are dedicated to teaching our residents the highest quality oral health care services for the pediatric population in Western New York. Residents have an unparalleled education through their exposure to a dynamic curriculum consisting of clinical rotations, academic lectures, active-learning case presentations, literature reviews, and interactive seminars. The various clinical training sites produce successful residents that are strong, capable, compassionate, and fully prepared to practice in any environment upon graduation.

All Areas of Pediatric Dentistry

Our goal is to train residents to become proficient in all phases of pediatric dentistry, including:

  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior guidance techniques
  • Treatment of children under general anesthesia
  • Hospital Dentistry Inpatient care
  • Interceptive Orthodontics for the pediatric and adolescent patient
  • Child growth and development
  • The management of medically compromised patients
  • Dental and orofacial trauma and the management of dental emergencies
  • Recognition and treatment of oral pathological conditions
  • Preventive therapies and promotion of oral health
  • Treatment planning and providing comprehensive oral health care
  • Performing restorative techniques for pediatric and adolescent patients
  • Treatment of common oral diseases
  • Pulp therapy in the primary and immature permanent dentition
  • Community outreach, service and advocacy
  • Management of a pediatric dental office
  • PALS/BLS Certification

Rotations in Pediatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Otolaryngology, Craniofacial Clinic, and other specialty pediatric clinics are also a required component of the program. The sedation educational experience in this program is unparalleled, with in-depth training in oral and intranasal conscious sedation and IV deep sedation techniques practiced on pediatric patients throughout the duration of the program. Time is also spent teaching pre-doctoral dental students in the hospital and university clinics, with each resident obtaining the title of Clinical Assistant Professor at the start of the program. Residents are sent to the AAPD Comprehensive Review Course and Oral Board Review during their second year of training in effort to prepare them for the ABPD Qualifying Exam, which is a requirement to take prior to graduation.

Which department am I in?

School of Dental Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$62,950.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020


South Campus

Main Street and Kenmore Ave,


New York,

14214, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

For international students

All applicants must possess a DDS or DMD from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental school. You may not apply if you only have a foreign dental degree.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.