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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Pediatric Dentistry

Applicants will receive in-processing one week prior to the July 1st start date. 

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Bhavini S. Acharya 

        University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 

        Pediatric Dentistry 

        6655 Travis 

        Suite 460 

        Houston, Texas  77030 

        Phone (Work): 713-500-8220 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2020 admittance: October 1, 2019

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2020

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: PED346

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry with an optional Master of Science in Dentistry Degree.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 8

      Program Description ↑ 



      The program in pediatric dentistry is designed to offer the advanced student a mixture of didactic and clinical experiences. Emphasis is placed on hospital and clinical dentistry, and includes experiences in general anesthesia, IV and mild to moderate sedation, special patient care, and interceptive and preventive orthodontics. Rotations through Hermann Children's Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Medical Center (a pediatric ambulatory care clinic which is designed to simulate a private practice setting) provide each resident with the opportunity to learn in many different environments. Month-long pediatric medicine and anesthesiology rotations are completed during the second half of the first training year. The program is approved and accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, the student satisfies the eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. An optional master of science in dentistry degree may be earned within the two-year period



      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: Yes

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        October 24 (Thursday) and October 25 (Friday) 2019

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: No

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Yes

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

        Additional Information: