Comprehensive training and care focused on children

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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in comprehensive oral health care for pediatric patients. The Department operates a general pediatric clinic, and a specialty pediatric clinic in conjunction with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. Faculty provides leadership in the field by conducting research and other scholarly activity. The mission of our two unique pediatric dental clinics reflects our belief that children deserve the best of oral health care. We offer a full spectrum of services for all children at every stage of their lives from infancy through adolescence including those with special and complex oral health needs, and patients with special developmental and behavioral care needs. Our clinics provide comprehensive oral health examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative procedures (fillings, crowns, etc.), extractions and minor surgical procedures, space-maintainers, athletic mouth guard, teeth whitening (for adolescents), interceptive orthodontic when applicable, and urgent care (trauma, infection, etc.). These services can be completed using inhalation sedation (Nitrous oxide), moderate sedation, and general anesthesia.

Our Faculty

The Department has a diverse and rich clinical faculty that includes 6 full-time and 8 part-time clinical faculty members who are pediatric dentists. In addition to pediatric dentists, our faculty includes psychologists, behavioral scientists, a statistician, an epidemiologist, an orthodontist, and public health experts. Physicians and dental specialists from other departments also contribute to teaching in the program.

Meet our faculty

Training Programs
UIC College of Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Residency Program

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Residency Program

The program is university-based/hospital-affiliated and fulfills the requirements for advanced education in pediatric dentistry as approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Department accepts 9 residents per year. Its latest accreditation was in November 2013. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to pursue board certification through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Current Pediatric Dentistry Residents

 

Pediatric Dentistry Externships

The goal of the externship is to provide interested Pre-Doctoral Dental students or General Dentists the opportunity to observe Pediatric Dental residents function within the residency program. Successful participants will to be able to see the day-to-day interactions of residents within a program and also evaluate their own compatibility with this specific residency program.

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Visiting Dentist Non-Degree Program

The Visiting Dentist Program in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry is a non-degree full time program (40 hrs/week) for dental professionals from around the world who wish to broaden their knowledge of pediatric dentistry through participation in the Department’s didactic, clinical and research activities. The clinical activities are observational in nature; no hands-on experience with patients is offered. The program varies from 1 week to 9 months in length, determined by the availability of both the applicant and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Applications are open year-round.

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Pediatric Dental Care
Experts in Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry
UIC College of Dentistry Pediatric Dental Care

Our Pediatric Dentistry clinics offer a full spectrum of oral health services for all children at every stage of their lives from infancy through adolescence including those with special and complex oral health needs, and patients with special developmental and behavioral care needs.

Our general dentists and Pediatric Dentistry specialists provide comprehensive oral health examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative procedures (fillings, crowns, etc.), extractions and minor surgical procedures, space-maintainers, athletic mouth guard, teeth whitening (for adolescents), interceptive orthodontic when applicable, and urgent care (Trauma, infection, etc.). These services can be completed using inhalation sedation (Nitrous oxide), moderate sedation, and general anesthesia.

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Giving Back to the Community
Providing Access to Care for Special Needs
UIC College of Dentistry Give Kids a Smile Day

Give Kids a Smile Day

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry holds an annual Give Kids a Smile Day event to serve kids in need of care - and have some fun! Children from Chicago area communities receive oral health education and screenings in Pediatric Dentistry clinics.

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Contact

Department of Pediatric Dentistry (MC 850)

UIC College of Dentistry 801 South Paulina Street, Room 250 Chicago, IL 60612-7211

For appointment information, please call 312-996-7532 or email dentpediatrics@uic.edu

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