Frequently Asked Questions



Common questions regarding the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program


The information below should not be considered medical or dental advice, or as a substitute for a thorough office visit with a history and clinical examination performed by a qualified healthcare provider. Patients and families are encouraged to schedule a visit and seek opinions from a licensed practitioner for advice on specific problems.


What is a Pediatric Dentist?
What kinds of treatments are offered by the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residents?
What types of payment are accepted for treatment?
Where can I get more information?

What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist is a specialist who provides dental treatment exclusively to children and patients of any age who have Special Needs. After four years of dental school, the pediatric dentist receives a two or three year course of advanced study which leads to a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. More information can be found at www.aapd.org regarding specific training requirements and other interesting information.


What kinds of treatments are offered by the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residents?
Our Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program offers the full scope of pediatric dentistry preventive and restorative dental services. Treatment of patients who require sedation or general anesthesia is provided within the program. Additionally, in conjunction with the Department of Orthodontics, limited orthodontic treatment is available. A large component of the residency program in involved with the dental treatment of patients with special needs.


What types of payment are accepted for treatment?
The Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program accepts all dental insurances that are accepted by the School of Dental Medicine. Most insurance plans, including medical assistance managed care plans, are accepted for payment. Major credit cards, checks, and cash payments are also accepted. Any questions regarding financial concerns can be directed to the Patient Accounts Manager at (412) 648-8686.


Where can I get more information?
Please call the School of Dental Medicine to schedule an appointment at (412) 648-8616 or (412) 648-8405 for more information. You may also consult www.aapd.org or the remainder of this website for additional information regarding pediatric dentistry.


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