Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program
Curriculum - Extramural Rotations
ALAMANCE AND DURHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS (Variable) Staff. Residents provide dental care for children at the Alamance and Durham County Health Departments under the mentorship of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry faculty. These rotations offer the resident the opportunity to work as part of a community dental team. Most of the patients in this program are healthy children between 5 to 15 years of age.
CHEROKEE INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL (one week) Wright and Staff. Our graduate students provide care and assist DDS students in the provision of care for young, Native American Cherokee children who have extensive restorative and surgical dental needs. The clinic is located in the modern Cherokee IHS Hospital in remote western North Carolina on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
GATEWAY EDUCATION CENTER Vann and Staff. This is a clinical rotation wherein students provide care for patients with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, most of which are related to traumatic head injuries.