Last updated on February 16, 2023.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital

Program Size
Program Length
24 months
Application Deadline
October 15
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Brittany Waters, DMD Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

5461 Meridian Mark Road Suite #200, Atlanta, Georgia, 30342

J C Shirley, DMD, MS, MSc Chief, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) is a leader in pediatric care in the Southeast.  For more than 100 years, Children's has played an essential role in making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Children’s has 673 licensed beds, three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, Center for Advanced Pediatrics, and eight urgent care centers.  It employs over 11,500 employees, with access to more than 2,600 pediatric physicians representing more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs. Children’s has a primary academic partnership with Emory University School of Medicine. In 2022, Emory’s Department of Pediatrics ranked number one in National Institutes of Health funding awarded to pediatric departments.
This pediatric dental residency provides a vast clinical experience in the treatment of infants, children, and individuals with special health care needs. The diverse patient population includes healthy individuals and those with medically complex conditions. The large metropolitan area of Atlanta brings a broad patient population and provides a unique learning opportunity to treat rare pathologies and genetic conditions. The pediatric dentistry/orthodontics clinic is on the Scottish Rite campus and co-located with the Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders - one of the busiest craniofacial centers in the United States. The residents also provide patient care on the following campuses: Scottish Rite, Egleston, and Outpatient Surgery Center at Satellite Boulevard.

Program Information

Program Type Pediatric Dentistry
Program Code PED3002
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 2
Program Length 24 months
Application Deadline October 15
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required for this program.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: Will Not be Considered

Eligible Citizenship Types:

  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident

Interview Schedule

In-person interviews will be scheduled in December 2023. 

Additional Information

The didactic component is based on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Reference Manual and the curriculum covers the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry subject domains. Resident rotations provide full immersion into anesthesiology and pediatric medicine. Completion of an original research project of publishable quality is required. We strive to graduate each resident to be competent and compassionate for the patients they treat and the profession they will lead.