This program is a full-time, one-year clinical and didactic course of study offered to dentists trained in countries other than the United States or Canada who seek to improve their clinical skills and knowledge in all phases of dentistry for children. Emphasis is placed on gaining a critical and analytical attitude toward existing and new information in the treatment of pediatric patients.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Pediatric Dentistry, participants will have the ability to render treatment for common and unusual oral problems incidental to the physical and emotional development of the child. Students will develop an understanding of the biological basis, development milestones and psychosocial considerations that are necessary to manage children in the dental setting. They will be competent in clinical diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on the disease intervention and conservative restorative approach. They will be equipped to properly educate children and their parents on how to achieve optimum oral health. Students will develop competency in the critical evaluation of clinical and laboratory research as it pertains to the field of children's dentistry.
Participants treat a variety of cases under the close guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty that is comprised of top practitioners in the field of pediatric dentistry.
Lectures, seminars, case presentations and discussions will focus on clinical care options and preventive strategies and research relating to the oral health care of children. Critical analysis and commentary will familiarize students with the historical and contemporary scientific body of literature. Students will enjoy a unique clinical experience enhanced by the rich cultural diversity of the children receiving treatment at the various NYU pediatric dentistry clinical sites. Due to our affiliations with the NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, the student will have the opportunity to see patients who are medically and developmentally compromised and patients with craniofacial disorders, traumatic injuries or in need of sedation. In addition, students have the unique opportunity to participate in dental outreach programs, both locally and at international sites. Global outreach programs afford the student opportunities to treat and educate children in venues such as Alaska and Maine in the United States and the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and other countries. The student will also experience a rotation on the NYU Pediatric Dental Van, enabling them to treat the disadvantaged and underserved populations in New York City using mobile dental technology. There are also opportunities to participate in elective experiences such as teaching, research and continuing education programs.
Dr. Courtney Chinn earned his DDS degree from the University Washington School of Dentistry. He then completed his Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University and later earned an MPH degree from Columbia University and continued on to complete a Dental Public Health Residency at the New York State Bureau of Dental Health. Dr. Chinn has established a strong body of work in pediatric oral health for underserved populations.