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Pediatric Dentistry Mini-Residency

Course Description

A mini-residency provides a flexible continuing education vehicle for dental practitioners interested in obtaining advanced knowledge and skills prerequisite to delivering proficient dental care to young children. The general goal is to expand the number and improve the quality of pediatric dental services rendered in a private practice or public health clinic setting. Training in a mini-residency enhances one’s qualifications when applying: 1) for hospital staff and operating room privileges, 2) for advanced specialty education programs in pediatric dentistry, and/or 3) for a pediatric conscious sedation permit.

The mini-residency is custom-designed to provide observational clinical learning experiences and hands-on simulation laboratory experiences with one-on-one instruction and supervision of challenging cases rendered in various environments using a spectrum of modalities.

No direct patient care is included in this experience.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the components of the health history and physical and behavioral assessment of a child
  • Evaluate the patient’s need for behavior modification using various nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities
  • Discuss the sequence of procedures used in the practice of hospital dental care and provide appropriate comprehensive care in an operating room environment
  • Describe the rationalization for choosing a local anesthetic agent suitable for the child patient and various techniques of pain control
  • Understand the various restorative options for carious, traumatized, and pulpally-involved primary and young permanent teeth
  • Understand how to manage emergency dental treatment of children
  • Recognize the problems of arch length discrepancy and various options for treatment



UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610


Dr. Robert Primosch Pediatric Clinic



Robert E. Primosch Clinical Education Center



A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of this course and specifies the type, the number of hours, and the length of training.

Continuing Education Units

80 contact hours. Lecture/Participation.

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop – No direct patient care is included in this experience.

Dates Location Course # AGD # Register
Ten days are required to complete
the requirements. Dates of attendance are custom scheduled
and flexible, but course must be completed within six months of
starting date. (8 am – 5 pm )
Gainesville 140404 430 Please contact Michelle Hopkins, Customer Service Specialist, toll-free, 1-888-550-4590 for more information and to custom-schedule your course.
Registration Fee