Pediatric Dentistry Residency

Diverse and complex patient population
Multidisciplinary faculty
Team-oriented approach
Level 1 Trauma Center
Initial CODA Accreditation

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About the Program

Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry

Advanced Training in Clinic and Hospital Settings

HCMC is a mission driven hospital, caring for a diverse and underserved patient population. The Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Residency program emphasizes clinical skills in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment where education takes top priority. Our residents develop advanced skills, learn the latest technology and procedures from dedicated faculty, and work directly with a diverse patient population in one of the region’s largest and busiest healthcare systems.

The 2-year hospital-based Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry program combines clinical training and case-based learning with a well-rounded evidence-based didactic curriculum. The faculty includes board-certified dental and medical specialists from Hennepin County Medical Center, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and the University of Minnesota. The program is dedicated to the preparation of board-certified pediatric dentists who will serve children and families in their communities using patient-centered care and will be effective leaders and dentists at local, regional and national levels. Serving this diverse population allows residents to grow in confidence and compassion, enabling them to become champions for community health.

Salary and Benefits

HCMC offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all residents. Included are paid vacation, free parking, meal allowance, deferred compensation 457 plan, 24-hour workout room and more. To see a more detailed list, please check out the salary and benefits page.

Application & Curriculum

Application Details

Application deadline: October 1, 2018
Registration required: National Matching Service/PASS

Application and curriculum information can be found on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website (AAPD). Applicants are accepted through the Postdoctoral Applicant Support Service (PASS). The application deadline is October 1st. Applicants must be registered with the National Matching Service.

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“I am amazed at how after just one year of residency, I have grown substantially as a dentist. Not only did my clinical skills improve greatly, but I became a much more compassionate provider and learned to communicate better with my patients.”

About Our Facility

The Hennepin Healthcare Dental Clinic is located within the main HCMC campus in downtown Minneapolis. The Dentistry Clinic serves a diverse population, with a variety of services including general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics.

HCMC’s Minneapolis facility spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and numerous specialty clinics. We provide the full spectrum of care for patients, from primary care to hospitalization through rehabilitation.

The new state-of-the-art Delta Dental Oral Health Center at Hennepin Healthcare is part of the Clinic & Specialty Center.



Shanika James

Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program Coordinator
Phone: 612-873-2346
Email: [email protected]

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Andrea Leyland, DDS

Andrea Leyland, DDS
Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program Director
[email protected]

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