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James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Overview

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics:
Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry


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Department/Program Mission

The mission of the Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina is to provide carefully selected dentists with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an ethical, patient-centered, evidence-based practice in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The MUSC Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry offers a curriculum designed to foster individual resident strengths and talents and to take full advantage of the integrated research, education and practice resources of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and the MUSC Medical Center.

Recognizing the evolving nature of contemporary pediatric dental practice and the varied interests of residents, the MUSC Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program strives to provide a full range of clinical experiences in pediatric dental care which are supported by an in-depth, critical, and scholarly appraisal of the specialties knowledge base. The resident is assured of extensive clinical opportunities in diagnosis, treatment planning, behavior management, conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, general anesthesia, pediatric medicine, care of developmentally and medically compromised children, trauma management, growth and development, orthodontic diagnosis and biomechanics, craniofacial anomalies, and other special areas of pediatric dental care for the child and adolescent patient.  The clinical resources of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and the MUSC Medical Center will enhance program experiences.  The clinical experiences will be supported by a structured didactic and laboratory curriculum designed to provide an in-depth, critical, and scholarly appraisal of the specialties knowledge base.

The program curriculum and experiences are designed to prepare graduates for successful entry into the contemporary practice of pediatric dentistry as well as for future growth in the field. The MUSC Pediatric Dentistry Program will provide an intellectually stimulating environment where small class size and a strong faculty of practicing dental specialists, scientific investigators and educators unite to promote the scientific and humanitarian practice of pediatric dentistry. The MUSC Pediatric Dentistry Program will strive to produce knowledgeable and compassionate practitioners who have the skills and desire for lifelong learning and who will play a leadership role in specialty governance, education, research, and community activity.

The two-year Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry administered by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is designed to offer a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum in advanced infant, child, and adolescent dental care.  Affiliated with the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, the residency program is clinically based in the MUSC James B. Edwards Clinical Educational Facility.  A certificate of specialty education in Pediatric Dentistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program that qualifies the resident for examination by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.