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Preceptorship in Pediatric Dentistry

One Year Program

The Preceptor program in Pediatric Dentistry provides dentists a one-year didactic, clinical experience. The established curriculum involves all aspects of the educational component of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry: undergraduate-level courses, graduate-level courses, department seminars, interdepartmental seminars, hands-on laboratory courses, patient presentations, study clubs, journal clubs and guest lecture presentations.

The objective of the program is to immerse each participant in the didactic and clinical environment experienced by our first year residents. This includes operating room rotations, providing care for special patients, sedation of patients, management of developing occlusion, minor orthodontic care, and routine restorative and space maintenance. Students in the Preceptor programs will attend seminars and courses with the graduate students and will be assigned to the graduate clinics to develop clinical expertise and treatment planning skills in the program area.

Acceptance into the Pediatric Dentistry Preceptorship program does not in any way guarantee acceptance to the graduate residency program. Individuals will be required to apply to the graduate residency program through normal mechanisms.

The Preceptor program does not award academic credit. Upon completion of the program the individual will receive a letter of completion.

The program is administered by the Office of Continuing Education. For more information, contact the CE office at 713-486-4028, by fax at 713-486-4037, or by email at utsdcontinuinged@uth.tmc.edu.