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.

Program length

Three day commitment (Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday); generally no exceptions allowed.

Time of year

No externships are scheduled during the months of June, July, September, October, and November.


  • Observation only
  • Attend classes and lectures with First Year residents
  • Attend clinic and hospital rotations
  • Rotate in graduate pediatric clinic
  • Attend General Anesthesia cases in the hospital (Friday
  • No "on call" duty


Upon approval of the Assistant Program Director for the proposed period of the Externship, specific consent and immunization forms need to be completed prior to the visit.

Please contact Jean O'Finn for application instructions. 


Up to two (2) externs can participate in a specific week.


Jean O'Finn Program Coordinator