West Virginia University Launches Pediatric Residency Program
The West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown is offering a pediatric residency, the first of its kind in the state. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has obtained preliminary approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation, enabling the first cohort of residents to start the 2-year program in July 2024. The people of the Appalachian region face many barriers to accessing dental care and, as a result, experience some of the highest rates of dental disease in the United States. The program aims to educate dentists on the relationship between growth and development and its relevance to children’s oral health. Residents will acquire expertise in advanced behavior management techniques for treating children who may struggle with necessary procedures and in managing complex medical histories of pediatric patients. Residents who complete the program will receive a certificate in pediatric dentistry specialty training and fulfill the advanced eligibility criteria set by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click here to read more.