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Temple University Hospital / Pediatric Dentistry

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  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Paul Bahn 

        Temple University Hospital 

        2301 E. Allegheny Ave 

        Pediatric Dentistry Program 

        Suite 201 

        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19134 

        Phone (Work): 215-282-8000 


        State Program located in: Pennsylvania 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: PED353

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

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 10

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:  Please contact for additional information.

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program is a 24 month hospital based certificate program fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program is designed to prepare residents for practice in pediatric dentistry and certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Residents receive in depth training in Pediatric Dentistry comprised of: comprehensive care of infants, children and adolescents including those with special health care needs; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management techniques; pulp and periodontal therapy; growth and development; treatment of patients under conscious sedation; treatment of patients in the operating room under general anesthesia; and management of traumatic injuries and emergency care. The program is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cooper University Hospital and Special Smiles, LTD offering residents diverse experiences in anesthesiology, pediatric medicine, operating room dentistry as well comprehensive care for patients with special health care needs. Additionally, Cooper University Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team provides residents with exposure to various phases of craniofacial and cleft palate treatment planning.  Utilizing our extensive and growing Education and Outreach Program, residents have the opportunity to train and educate fellow healthcare professionals, parents, and children about oral health. Residents also provide oral health screenings at day care centers, Head Start programs, and schools. Through our affiliation with Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry second year residents receive pre-doctoral teaching experience.  The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program offers a unique clinical and didactic curriculum. The program is proud of our past residents with over 96% of recent graduates passing the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and five Pugh Scholars in the classes of 2017, 2019 (2) and 2020 (2).

      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: Yes

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 

        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: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Please submit a 2 X 2 photo via email and the $25.00 supplemental fee, made payable to Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program. 

        No supplemental application is required this year- please complete the program specific requirements within the PASS application.

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $ $25 Supplement Application Fee

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Tentatively every Monday in Novmeber and the first 2 Mondays in December.

      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: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: Yes

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: Yes

        Must be a graduate of: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        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: 

        All international applicants MUST have completed an International Dentists Program at an ADA accredited dental school. Must possess a DDS or DMD degree by matriculation into the program.