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Virtual Open House

Thank you for your interest in our program. The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry/Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health pediatric dentistry residency will be hosting a virtual open house via Zoom on Tuesday, October 1, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST.

The sessions will include an introduction to our program and provide an opportunity to meet the director and our current residents. Time for Q&A will also be available.

To participate, please sign up here.

Pediatric Dentistry Residency

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is proud to be the home of the state’s only pediatric dentistry residency program. 

Three (3) residents are accepted each year into this 24-month residency. The program in pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of “initial accreditation.”

Training under the mentorship of highly-qualified, board-certified pediatric dentistry faculty, residents provide preventive and comprehensive care to a large and diverse pediatric patient population in nationally-ranked Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health and the co-located dental clinic. 

Our location on one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation enables residents to collaborate readily with specialists from other dental, medical and inter-professional disciplines on our campus as they treat healthy children;  special needs, medically-compromised and behaviorally challenged patients; and pediatric patients with rare pathologies and genetic conditions.  

A rotation at community-based Variety Care Straka Terrace affords opportunities to gain invaluable experience in a public health clinic, providing comprehensive dental care to underserved pediatric patients in the Oklahoma City region.

Residents who successfully complete this program receive a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and are educationally-qualified for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certificate process. In addition to serving pediatric patients in their local communities, they are also prepared to assume leadership roles in the pediatric dentistry profession, academia and government service.

Interested in becoming a patient at the Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Clinic? Learn more here


The curriculum is designed by board-certified pediatric dentists in accordance with the American Dental Association Guidelines for Advanced Specialty Education Programs and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Guidelines for Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry. It includes clinical training, hospital and medical rotations, dental rotations, research, teaching and advocacy experiences. Learn more.


The Residency program offers a comprehensive postgraduate residency training that encompasses the full scope of Pediatric Dentistry. Apply now.


Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health
1200 Children's Ave., Suite 8F
Oklahoma City, OK 73104  

Maps & Directions       

Parking:  Free valet parking is available for patients and visitors at the main entrance to the hospital. 

OU College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Maps & Directions

Parking: Complimentary parking for patients and visitors is available in the P4 Garage, which is located directly across the street from the College of Dentistry. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

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