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This program participates in the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service program and the Postdoctoral Matching Program. The deadline is Sept. 15.

Students seeking admission into the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an American Dental Association accredited dental school
  2. Successful completion of Part I of the National Dental Board Exam at the time of application and successful completion of Part II by the time of matriculation
  3. Dental school transcripts
  4. Participation in PASS and MATCH
  5. Personal interview, by invitation only
  6. Documented dedication to working with children and individuals with special health care needs
  7. A minimum of one week of externship in Pediatric Dentistry
  8. VCU Pediatric Dentistry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in its evaluation of applicants to its residency program. 

Students with less than the minimum requirements may be considered with significant clinical experience.

All advanced education students will be required to successfully pass a pre-matriculation drug screen and background check. Failure to pass either test will be grounds for removal from the program.

Application information

Further inquiries may be directed to:

Kelly J. Heard
Administrative Assistant 
Department of Pediatric Dentistry 
Virginia Commonwealth University 
School of Dentistry 
P.O. Box 980566 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566 

Phone: (804) 828-1790
Email: pedsdent@vcu.edu