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Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program


The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offers a three year graduate program leading to a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and an MS or MPH degree conferred by the Graduate School of the University. The program is approved and accredited by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.

Three to four students are selected each January, using the Pediatric Dentistry National Matching Service Program, for the class beginning the following July. Upon completion of all requirements, graduates are eligible for examination and certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This program has an established record of combined curricula with other disciplines in public health and the basic sciences. Dual or combined programs can be structured to accommodate a non-dental master's degree, a postdoctoral fellowship, an individual Dental Scientist Award or a doctoral degree. Approximately one in four students pursues some variety of special combined program.