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Pediatric Dentistry Program

Children's National Hospital offers a two year certificate program in Pediatric Dentistry. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. The Department of Dentistry sponsors an advanced educational program in Pediatric Dentistry.

The Pediatric Dentistry program is primarily hospital-based and provides a broad and in-depth experience in all phases of Pediatric Dentistry, including sedation, general anesthesia, trauma and management of malocclusion. Residents provide treatment to many patients with developmental and medically compromising conditions. Residents also have the opportunity to provide care in a suburban satellite setting and have the opportunity to understand issues related to access, public health and health care advocacy.

In addition to daily lectures and seminars that require active resident participation, all residents must complete a data collection driven research project. Residents are expected to present or defend their research at the departmental level, as well as at national meetings.

Key Contact
Erik M Scheifele, D.M.D., Chief, Division of Oral Health

How to Apply

How to Apply

The Pediatric Dentistry residency participates in the PASS program, administered by the American Dental Education Association. This centralized application process allows a simple and standardized mechanism to submit applications and supporting documentation. The Pediatric Dentistry residency program fully participates in the National Match and must abide by the deadlines and guidelines of that service.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed via e-mail to Mitali Patel, MD, at:
Phone: 202-476-2762
Fax: 202-476-3102

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the benefits?

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Backup Child and Elder Care

A detailed summary of all benefits can be found in our Benefits Guide.