Pediatric Dentistry

See the Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Program Home Website at the University of Michigan.

This 30-month University of Michigan training program offers 5 MATCH positions per year to those who already have a DDS or equivalent degree. Based at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, residents also train in Flint, including at Hurley Medical Center. Application deadline is Oct. 1 each year.

Upon completion, residents earn a master's degree in pediatric dentistry and typically work in pediatric-focused practices after graduation.

The curriculum includes clinical experiences and education related to:

  • Physical and psychological growth and development
  • Pulpal management and restoration of primary and young permanent dentitions
  • Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic guidance of child behavior
  • Diagnosis and treatement of malocclusions

See the program link above for:

  • Pediatric Dentistry MS Curriculum
  • Pediatric Dentistry Course Descriptions

Program leadership:

  • Program Director: James R. Boynton DDS MS
  • Flint Clinic and Graduate Director: Rita Yu-Ju Yang DDS MS
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