Pediatric Dentistry Certificate

Part of the Department of Developmental Dentistry

The Pediatric Dentistry Certificate program offers the advanced student a balanced curriculum in both didactic and clinical areas.

All application materials should be submitted through ADEA PASS.

We emphasize hospital dentistry, conscious sedation, interceptive orthodontics, and special patient care. The university pediatric dentistry program is administered by the Department of Developmental Dentistry. It is approved and accredited by the American Dental Association Council of Dental Education. Upon successful completion of all dental school requirements, you will be awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Our graduates meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

This 24-month pediatric dentistry residency program offers two locations: San Antonio or Laredo. Our Laredo pediatric dental residents live and work in Laredo, and they participate in classroom activities by teleconference as a distant-training site.


  • D.D.S., D.M.D. or non-U.S. equivalent
  • Dental education transcripts
  • National Boards Part 1 and 2 prior to application
  • Three personal potential index evaluations
  • Personal interview
  • Graduates of dental schools that have not been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation must have successfully completed the National Boards prior to application
  • TOEFL is required of international applicants

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