The Pediatric Dental Residency Program is a hospital-based certificate program located at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. The program combines an emphasis on clinical proficiency as well as the interdisciplinary approach to treating the pediatric dental patient.

Program Overview

The Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency is a 24-month program beginning July 1 each year. Our hospital-based certificate program accepts two residents on the even year and one on the odd year. 

The program combines an emphasis on clinical proficiency as well as the interdisciplinary approach to treating the pediatric dental patient and is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Education. Dentists who complete the program will receive a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). 

The program prepares its graduates for specialty practice.


Curriculum and Faculty

Program training provides proficiency in primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral healthcare for infants and children, including those with special healthcare needs.


Facilities and Equipment

Our state-of-the-art dental facility provides a great environment for residents and patients. 


How to Apply

Learn how to apply for the Pediatric Dental Residency program at Primary Children's Hospital. 


About Primary Children's Hospital

Primary Children’s Hospital is a free-standing children’s hospital caring for children from across the western United States. Our 289-bed facility is equipped and staffed to treat children with complex illness and injury, and is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma certified hospital in the area. Our hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system, and the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Utah, School of Medicine, allowing for integration of pediatric programs, research and training for childhood problems.

About Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare is a based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 23 hospitals, more than 155 clinics, over 900 employed physicians, a broad range of clinics and services, and health insurance plans. It is the largest medical provider in the Intermountain West with over 32,000 employees. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery.

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