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Pediatric Dental Residency

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Akron Children’s pediatric dental residency program provides advanced didactic and clinical instruction for residents to gain experience and knowledge to comprehensively treat infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. We aim to comprehensively prepare residents to be competent pediatric dentists in the contemporary practice of pediatric dentistry; prepare residents to be competent in communicating and collaborating with other members of the healthcare team; prepare residents to critically evaluate research and provide evidence-based care and prepare residents for their role as advocates for children’s oral health and encouraging community service involvement. We look forward to training the next generation of dental clinicians in alignment with Akron Children’s mission, vision and promise.

  • Program Length: 24 months 
  • Number of Positions: 3 
  • Program Type: Hospital Based, Certificate Program 
  • Description: Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatric dental residency program is a 24-month postdoctoral program located within Akron Children’s Hospital. The residency program is hospital-based, including inpatient and outpatient experiences and a vigorous didactic curriculum. 
  • Goal: To train competent pediatric dental specialists who have the expertise and knowledge to comprehensively treat infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. 

  • Competitive pay
  • Travel allowance for attendance to AAPD Annual Meeting for final residency presentation
  • Paid Vacation
  • Family and Sick Leave
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Contact Human Resources regarding specifics and additional benefits

View our residency preceptors here.

Application Deadline: September 1

  • Applications must be submitted ADEA PASS. 
  • Applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis for interview invitations. 

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission: 

  • Graduate of a CODA-accredited dental school 
  • Submit ADEA PASS application 
  • Personal Interview 
  • Resident must obtain full, unrestricted license from the Ohio State Dental Board 


For more information about Akron Children’s Pediatric Dental Residency program, please contact:

Akron Children’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program is undergoing an initial accreditation evaluation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). A site visit will take place as part of the evaluation. Prior to a site visit, CODA invites third-party comments from all interested parties.

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