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The Ohio State University & Nationwide Children's Hospital / Pediatric Dentistry

We are so excited that you're interested in our program. We will invite 36 applicants to interview by October 10. O-H! I-O!  

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Kim Hammersmith 

        Nationwide Children's Hospital 

        Department of Dentistry 

        700 Children's Drive 

        LA Suite 5A 

        Columbus, Ohio  43205  

        Phone (Work): 614-722-6024 


        State Program located in: Ohio 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/14

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: PED339

        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 of Pediatric Dentistry + Master of Science degree. Our Division has been awarded a HRSA grant to support one resident per incoming class for a combined MS-MPH degree track -- please see our OSU program website for more information.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 8

        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:

      Program Description ↑ 

      Please see our OSU site: 

      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: 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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        We require an institutional evaluation form and three (3) additional evaluation forms. We require 1 letter from a pediatric dental faculty member. Especially as many schools report P/F instead of grades, we rely on our pediatric dental colleagues, as they are most familiar with what a residency entails, etc. For those who have graduated and are currently in practice, two (2) letters from educators are required (with at least 1 pediatric), and they do not have to be from your own dental school. We do not recommend that you submit letters from colleagues, employers, or non-dentists. 


        You will recieve a confirmation email from our Program Coordinator as receipt of your completed PASS application -- a completed application includes all of your evaluation letters. Our first rounds of confirmations will be sent July 15. For submissions after July 15, please allow 5 business days to confirm. If you do not receive this receipt after 5 days, you can contact or 614-722-6024. We do not begin reviewing applications until after September 1, so there is no advantage (or stress) for submitting your application early. 

        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:  $

        We want your CV and a personal essay uploaded into PASS and we do not want your photo.

        We DO NOT require any original or supplemental materials sent to us in any form, not even a fee! Yes, really. And please don't email us to confirm -- or we will then charge you a fee :) 


        We do request a supplemental essay for those interested in our new, combined MS-MPH program. See our OSU website for details. Deadline is the same as PASS. 

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 


        Dec 4/5, 2022

        Dec 11/12, 2022

      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: 

        We realize Parts 1 and 2 were replaced by the INBDE. 

        For 2022, we require a passing score for the INDBE by 12/31/2022 for you to be considered on our rank list. If you have interviewed with us but do not provide scores by then, we will remove you from our rankings. 

        If you match with our program, you also must earn a dental degree prior to enrollment in the program. This is not a requirement for application.  


        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: No

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        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: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): No

        Must be proficient in the English language: Not Applicable

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Not Applicable

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Not Applicable

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Not Applicable

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

        Additional Information: 

        This is current for 2022-23 application cycle.

        We are unable to provide visas for our trainees. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

        If you are a US citizen or permanent resident who recieved dental training outside of the US, you must have completed a 1-year CODA-accredited GPR or AEGD program at the time of application to be eligible. Other advanced or clinical programs do not qualify. (This is rare)