This major is a program that focuses on the advanced study of the therapeutic and preventive care of the oral health of children from birth through adolescence, and the care of adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Includes instruction in developmental oral biology, preventive medicine, diet therapy and counseling, patient management, pediatric restorative procedures, pulp therapy, trauma management, anesthesia, treatment planning, patient management, and the treatment of handicapped patients.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics Major (use the College Search feature and enter "pedodontics” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Dentistry and Oral Sciences? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in the Dentistry and Oral Sciences page.
What can you do with a major/degree in Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics Major?
Successfully completing a MDS Pedodontics program will allow you to work with children as a dental surgeon, consultant, health specialist, private practitioner, oral pathologist, clinical microbiologist, or in higher education as a lecturer or professor.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Publications/Magazines in Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics Major