Department of Dentistry Application Info: U.S. and Canadian Trained Students

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The clinical training in pediatric dentistry program commences on July 1 and is preceded by several required orientation days. Early application is encouraged. The application deadline is September 2 of the preceding year.

Our highly competitive program attracts applicants who are in the top 10 percent of their dental school classes and score above 85 percent in Part I of the National Board of Dental Examiners Examination.

Application process

The Harvard University/Boston Children's Hospital Residency in Pediatric Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service. PASS is a centralized application service for students pursuing postdoctoral education in all areas of dentistry, including pediatric dentistry (PED).

  • Once your materials are received, PASS generally processes them within 10 business days.

  • You will receive a confirmation copy.

  • Programs to which you apply receive a candidate report that includes biographical information, a copy of your essay and supplemental responses, your dean's letter of recommendation and dental school transcript(s).

  • PASS also sends programs a comprehensive roster that lists all students that have been processed as applicants to their program.

To obtain PASS application
Applicants may obtain applications in any of the following ways:

  • Phone: 202-332-8790
  • Download a copy from the PASS website.
  • Fill out a downloadable application request form, located on the PASS website.

The timeline for application processing is also available through the PASS website.

The Match Program

The Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard University Residency in Pediatric Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Match Program. In order to be considered for one of four slots offered annually in this program, a candidate must be registered with "The Match."

To obtain more information, please contact the Postdoctoral Dental Match Program:

Postdoctoral Dental Match Program
c/o National Matching Services
595 Bay Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5G 2C2
Phone: (416) 977-3431

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