Specialty Education in Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health
Residency/Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health
A. Program Description
The Section of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health of The Ohio State University and Columbus Children's Hospital offer a 2-year postgraduate training program in Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. A certificate of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health is conferred to candidates who successfully complete the 24-month program. A Master of Science degree is also conferred following the completion of a thesis within the 24-month period with no additional cost to residents due to fee and tuition waivers. Nationwide Children's Hospital also provides a certificate of residency completion.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the five largest children's hospitals in the United States. Although a private hospital, it has strong ties with The Ohio State University. In fact, the University's Department of Pediatrics is based at the hospital. Children's serves the central Ohio area as well as the city of Columbus. Nationwide Children's Hospital does not turn away any patient because of inability to pay, so residents enjoy the assurance that educational opportunities will not be compromised because of a patient's economic status.
The relationship between Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University provides a host of benefits to the pediatric dental resident. Residents enjoy employee status at Children's with a salary from $50,144.00 to $51,812.03 depending on the year in residency. As a graduate student, the resident enjoys access to the resources and services of one of the largest state universities in the United States, and your tuition and fees are waived. Each resident receives three weeks of paid vacation. Funding for travel to the national and regional meetings are provided if funds are available. We invest well over $100,000 per resident over the two-year period in salary, benefits, and fee waivers.
Patient care opportunities include primary care Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health in a modern 18-chair dental clinic. Residents are assigned their own dental assistant for all care. Sedation and general anesthesia experiences are available at both Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a new surgery center dedicated to dental care for children and the Ohio State University Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Clinic’s McConnell General Anesthesia Suite. The residency program also provides dental care opportunities for children with special health care needs and medically compromised in either the clinic settings or main operating room suites. Orthodontics treatment is provided under the tutelage of orthodontists.
The Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Residency Program has full accreditation from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
The program offers a well balanced didactic and
clinical curriculum with ample learning opportunities in all aspects
of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, aimed at successful completion of the
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health certification process.
Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities include teaching dental
students, medical residents, and other allied health staff. Each
resident is required to complete a research protocol leading to a
D. Application Process
For more information regarding this program, please contact: Dr.
Homa Amini, Program Director at
Homa.Amini@NationwideChildrens.org, at The Ohio State University.
Applications are now processed through the PASS program
(Postdoctoral Application Support Service) and can be located here:
Resident selection occurs through participation in the National Matching Service. Click here for more information on the MATCH.