The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine’s Residency in Pediatric Dentistry has been granted initial accreditation status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and will be participating in both the PASS and Match programs for classes starting in the Summer of 2017.
The program is a comprehensive 24-month curriculum that will prepare residents to practice contemporary pediatric dentistry and sit for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification examination.
The curriculum includes instruction in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including dental care for the pediatric patient, orthodontics, pediatric medicine, anesthesiology, sedation and care of children with special needs. In addition residents will gain hospital dentistry and operating room experiences at both Vidant SurgiCenter and Medical Center. Residents will also be responsible for emergency call on a rotating basis.
In keeping with the mission of the school, residents also participate in advocacy and public health projects. Didactic instruction occurs mainly in a seminar format with residents participating in active learning activities. Clinical activities occur in Ross Hall at the School of Dental Medicine, Vidant SurgiCenter and Vidant Medical Center.
The School of Dental Medicine is located on the ECU Health Sciences Campus along with the Brody School of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Allied Health Sciences. The school is also immediately adjacent to affiliated hospitals including a 161 bed children’s hospital.
Three residents are accepted each year. No tuition is charged and stipends are consistent with PGY I and PGY II salaries. Residents are also eligible for other benefits such as health and professional liability insurance.
Michael D. Webb, DDS, MEd
Director, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry