Pediatric Dentistry Clerkship

Advanced Dental Education

Pediatric Dentistry Clerkship

The clerkship is custom-designed to provide observational clinical learning experiences and experiences with one-on-one instruction and supervision of patients with complex medical needs and challenging cases rendered in various environments using a variety of modalities.


Course Description

A clerkship 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 clerkship 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.

No direct patient care is included in this experience. Clinical experience will include observations in our Residents’ sedation and regular clinic, Residents Friday seminars, UF Health Shands Operating Room (in-patient OR experience), our outpatient Children’s’ surgical center, Infant Oral Health Clinic, Craniofacial clinic and Special Needs clinic. These rotations can be modified to fit the needs of the clerkship.

Course Objectives

  • Identify children that require general anesthesia for dental treatment.
  • Discuss perioperative management of patients with complex medical conditions that require in-patient general anesthesia.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for child patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Recognize the different classifications of Orofacial clefts
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary approach to cleft care
  • Recognize the different timing and stages of care of a child born with a cleft lip and palate
  • Recognize the dental and non-dental problems that may present in a patient with a craniofacial anomaly
  • Recognize systemic conditions that may be associated with orofacial clefts
  • Review the role of dentist in the management of children with orofacial clefts

Participate in the Infant oral health clinic where residents provide education and intervention services, dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications to infants and their families to prevent early childhood caries.


  • UF Pediatric Dentistry Faculty
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”



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 )


Tuition: $4,499

Payable in advance to the
University of Florida
College of Dentistry
Continuing Education Office.
PO Box 100417
Gainesville, FL 32610-0417


Contact Hours: 80 CEU Lecture & Participation.
Hands-On Workshop

No direct patient care is included in this experience.

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

AGD# 430


UF College of Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Center
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

Please contact our Customer Service Specialist, at 352-273-8480 or for more information and to custom-schedule your course when it reopens.