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University of Louisville / Pediatric Dentistry

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Program Director  Dr. Timothy Followell 

        University of Louisville 

        501 South Preston Street 

        Room 357 

        Louisville, Kentucky  40202 

        Phone (Work): 502-852-8000 


        State Program located in: Kentucky 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: PED376

        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: MSD in Oral Biology Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        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)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Pediatric Dental Residency Program at the University of Louisville offers residents a diversified educational experience aimed at clinical problem solving with emphasis on multidisciplinary and intraprofessional patient management.  The program offers clinical and didactic training, including clinical experiences with oral sedation, a wide range of medically compromised  and special needs patients. Residents complete rotations in Anesthesiology and the Emergency Department at Norton Children's Hospital as well as rotations with the Hematology/Oncology Division. Our residents cover the dental emergency call for Norton Children's Hospital Emergency Department 24/7, providing them with exceptional clinical experience in managing trauma and infection. Didactic courses are given at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and a research project with a faculty mentor is required.  Graduates are well prepared to enter practice or academics and to seek Board Certification with the ABPD.

      The University of Louisville residency program has an extensive rotation schedule in a 15-operatory clinic with a close working relationship with all of the pediatric medical specialites, located  in a building next door to our clinic. This has increased the number of medically compromised and special needs patients accessing care in our clinic.

      Upon completion of the program, both a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a MSD in Oral Biology  are being awarded.


      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: No

        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: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        ADAT is not required, but will be considered if taken.

        Proof of identification and citizenship required at interview.

        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:  $

        Additional Information

        There are no other prerequisites for the applicants.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        October 9, 2020

        October 16, 2020

        October 23, 2020

      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: 

        You may apply without Part II board scores but, if accepted, you will be required to submit official scores before you are fully admitted.


        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: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Additional Information: 

        The program typically accepts three US citizens or permanent residents who graduated from a CODA-accredited school and one international applicant.

        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: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        We have one residency position that is not chosen through MATCH. This position is for internationally trained applicants who are not U.S. citizens/permanent residents and would not qualify for the GME funded stipend given to the other three residency positions. Applications should be sent through PASS for our international position. These candidates will be interviewed with the candidates for the GME positions.

        International residents follow the exact same clinical (including Emergency room service) and academic training as  the GME funded residents.  

        Those for whom English is not their first language must submit iBT TOEFL scores.  Those educated outside the US must submit ECE evaluated dental transcripts to PASS.  DO NOT SEND transcripts or evalutions to the school.