Advanced Dental Education Residency Programs

The School of Dental Medicine offers eleven Advanced Dental Education and Residency Programs leading to a Certificate of Completion in the respective program. Programs of three-year duration offer an optional educational tract leading to a Master of Dental Science degree (MDS).

If you have questions about any Advanced Dental Education Residency Training Programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, please contact the individual residency program directly.  Most programs have contact individuals listed on the webpage.

Associate Dean for Residency Education
Joseph F. A. Petrone, DDS, MSD, MPH


Program details may be found within each department

Dental Anesthesiology


General Practice Residency

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Internship

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Pediatric Dentistry

Pedatric Oral and Maxillofacial/Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship



Oral and Craniofacial Science Graduate (MS/PhD) Programs


Application Instructions

We offer general guidelines for the residency application process, but there may be variations within each department.


Financial Aid

Those who have been accepted into a residency program should complete and submit applicable Financial Aid Forms before March 30, 2020.


Common Core Curriculum

The Common Core Curriculum is designed for all residents in the various specialties. It includes, but is not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Orientation Program
  • Clinical Operations
  • BLS Certification
  • Infection Control Policies and Procedures
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Hospital Protocols and Procedures
  • Conferences / Classes
  • Advanced Oral Pathology
  • Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Ethics in the Dental Specialties
  • Intravenous and Inhalation Sedation
  • Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Mineralized Tissue Biology
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning Grand Rounds
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Imaging
  • Pathobiology and Immunology
  • Research Design and Methodology

For questions about our Residency Programs, please contact us HERE.