Department of Pediatric Dentistry

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the College of Dentistry provides didactic and clinical instruction on preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children. This instruction is provided for dental hygiene, dental, and graduate students in the pediatric dentistry specialty program.

Undergraduate Teaching

Full- and part-time faculty are involved in the didactic training of the dental hygiene students, and the second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students. This is accomplished using a small group format. In addition, they are responsible for clinical instruction of dental and dental hygiene students on campus and off-campus at outside community clinics. 

Pediatric Dentistry Department Affiliations

The Department has affiliations with other institutions that offer experiences outside the College of Dentistry, including:

  • Children’s Medical Center of Dallas,
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
  • Agape,
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries,
  • Urban Intertribal Council, and
  • Healing Hands Ministry.

PEDD 611 Pediatric Dentistry I

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.

Basic techniques of pediatric dentistry, including restoration of primary teeth, behavior management, pulp therapy and assessment of the developing dentition.

PEDD 612 Pediatric Dentistry II

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.

A continuation of further topics in pediatric dentistry, including child development, treatment of traumatic injuries and appliance construction for space maintenance.

PEDD 613 Pediatric Dentistry III

Credits 3 to 3.5. 3 to 3.5 Other Hours.

Focus on the assessment and treatment of developmental problems in the mixed dentition, materials used in pediatric dentistry and common oral lesions seen in the pediatric patient.

PEDD 614 Pediatric Dentistry IV

Credits 2.5. 2.5 Other Hours.

This course investigates the developing dentition along with more advanced concepts in pediatric dentistry.

PEDD 615 Pediatric Dentistry V

Credits 4 to 5. 4 to 5 Other Hours.

Investigates the developing dentition along with more advanced concepts in pediatric dentistry.

PEDD 616 Pediatric Dentistry VI

Credits 4. 4 Other Hours.

Summary of topics in pediatric dentistry are presented, along with preparation for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

PEDD 621 Hospital Dentistry I

Credits 2. 2 Other Hours.

Introduction to hospital protocol, charting and the delivery of dental treatment to the medically compromised child.

PEDD 622 Hospital Dentistry II

Credits 2.5. 2.5 Other Hours.

Introduction to conscious sedation and the treatment of traumatic injuries along with the delivery of dental care in the hospital environment.

PEDD 623 Hospital Dentistry III

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.

Evaluation and treatment of specific patient populations, including the neurologically handicapped and the medically compromised patient; additional introduction to clinical anesthesia for children.

PEDD 624 Hospital Dentistry IV

Credits 3.5. 3.5 Other Hours.

Further study and literature review that supports the clinical practice of dental care for the special-needs child are presented in this course.

PEDD 625 Hospital Dentistry V

Credits 3 to 4. 3 to 4 Other Hours.

Discussion of topics relevant to the care of the special-needs child and the delivery of pediatric dental care in the hospital setting.

PEDD 626 Hospital Dentistry VI

Credits 4. 4 Other Hours.

This is intended to be a summary course that explores the interrelationship between medicine and dentistry in the care of pediatric patients.

PEDD 689 Special Topics In...

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of pediatric dentistry. May be repeated for credit.

PEDD 691 Research

Credits 0 to 10. 0 to 10 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation.

Alvarez, Martha H, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (CES), Medellin, Colombia, 1997

Borovoy Hofman, Nilly, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, 2006

Burch, Dan, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, 2013

Deck, Jennifer P, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 2009

Ettelbrick, Kelli L, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of Iowa, 1996

Harris, Joseph A, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1972

Hill, Sharon D, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of North Carolina, 1986

Hinze, Erin S, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 2008

Kainthla, Priyanka, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of Oklahoma, 2014

Kerins, Carolyn A, Associate Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
PHD, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2004
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2002

King, Silvia R, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Catholic University of Minas Gerais-Brazil, 1981

Kogut, Mark H, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1977

Layton, James S, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1977

Lin, Ko-Yu W, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan, 1985

Marr, Karina W, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 2005

McGuire, Susan S, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, 1986

McWhorter, Alton G, Clinical Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of Tennessee Medical Units, 1979

Pace, Kathleen A, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, State University of New York, Buffalo School of Dentistry, 1977

Patel, Rupande, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 1991

Plunk, Michael D, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1974

Reddy, Anil K, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Columbia University, 1994

Seo, Anna H, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1991

Shiralkar, Reena Kuba, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 2004

Tanur, Monique, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, 1989

Williamson, Robert, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2005

Wong, Lolo, Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
DDS, Creighton University, 1990