Department of Pediatric Dentistry

The program in Pediatric Dentistry is a two year program beginning in July of each year. Six positions are authorized for the first year class. The program is designed to meet the requirements of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association, the American Board of Pedodontics and the American Academy of Pedodontics.

The curriculum is designed to encompass the theory and practice of pediatric dentistry at the postdoctoral level. This program emphasizes the application of biological, physiological and psychological principles during the periods of physical and emotional development of the child patient. An appreciation for and understanding of the role of preventive measures, community dental health programs for children, and exposure to hospital practice are, also, areas of emphasis.

  • The Howard University College of Dentistry
  • The Howard University College of Medicine
  • The Howard University Hospital
  • The Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Center
  • The Children's National Medical Center
  • The Spanish Catholic Center

Admission Requirements - an applicant:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited dental school;
  • Must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Dental Boards;
  • Must possess at least a 3.0 average in dental school;
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the English language and mastery of concepts of procedures, which are basic to the practice of dentistry, if the applicant possesses a foreign dental degree.

To complete an online application, contact PASS (Postdoctoral Application Supprt Service) at Deadline for completion of the PASS application is October 1, 2014 for the class beginning in July 2015.  Applications completed after the deadline will not be considered.  The PASS application is the only application required; refer to the link to apply to the program.  There are no supplementary applications.  This postdoctoral program also participates in the National Matching Service and all positions are offered through the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.  Applicants are required to register for the MATCH.  More information can be obtained by contacting:

National Matching Services, Inc.

595 Bay Street

Suite 301, Box 29

Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C2

416 977-3431 (telephone)

416 977-5020 (Fax)

Questions regarding the program should be emailed to the Program Director Dr. Mealinie S. Thwaites at

Department Chair
George P. Thomas, D.D.S, M.P.H.