The School of Dental Medicine offers ten 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
We offer general guidelines for the residency application process, but there may be variations within each department.
Those who have been accepted into a residency program should complete and submit applicable Financial Aid Forms before April 30, 2018.
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
- 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