Havard School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on March 8, 2024.

Children's Hospital Boston

Program Size
Program Length
24 months
Application Deadline
September 1
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Isabelle Chase DDS, FAAPD, FRCD(C) Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Dentistry, 300 Longwood Ave. BCH 3473, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

ATTN: Dr. Isabelle Chase

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This dynamic training program is committed to providing the very best training in preparation for a fulfilling career in pediatric dentistry. The breadth and depth of clinical instruction opportunities in pediatric dentistry and craniofacial development are unparalleled. Since its inception in the 1950s, our pediatric dentistry training program has undergone major increases in size and scope. What has remained unchanged throughout the years, however, has been our strong commitment to the development of future leaders in the field of pediatric dentistry. Our residents are chosen not only on the basis of their academic credentials but also on their human qualities. We feel strongly that kind, compassiontate, dedicated and collegial professionals, who work well together, are central to a fulfilling training experience for all. We admit 5 candidates per year and have become one of the most desired and sought after residency programs in the field of pediatric dentistry in the United States. The depth of our program is unparalleled, not only in terms of sheer numbers of patients, but also the types of patients our residents treat and the types of treatment offered. It is not unusual for our residents to consult on and treat patients who have the rarest of syndromes or diagnoses. Our patients come from all over the world to be seen at Boston Children's Hospital. 

Program Information

Program Type Pediatric Dentistry
Program Code PED318
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 5
Program Length 24 months
Application Deadline September 1
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
Program Website dme.childrenshospital.org

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • Passing the INBDE before the advanced dental education program deadline
  • Passing the INBDE before the Match deadline

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental application

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

International Student Eligibility

Non-U.S. citizens from ADA accredited dental schools, non-U.S. citizens from foreign dental schools and U.S. citizens from foreign dental schools are eligible to apply.

  • International students are required to take the TOEFL exam if their native language is not English. 
  • The TOEFL exam can only be waived if both the bachelor’s degree and dental degree were obtained in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or the United Kingdom. 
  • TOEFL scores must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
  • The TOEFL scores must be from a test taken within the past two years.
  • The minimum acceptable overall score is 95, with subcategory score minimums of Reading 21, Listening 17, Speaking 24, and Writing 25. 

Other Requirement Instructions

  • Official Transcripts (D.D.S., D.M.D. or non-U.S. equivalent)
  • Official NBDE (Part I and II) or Original INBDE scores - sent directly to ADEA PASS via American Dental Association (ADA) 
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • 2 x 2 photograph (should be attached to CV within ADEA PASS)
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable) - sent directly to ADEA PASS via Educational Testing Service (ETS)


International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: Yes

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (applicant must contain their own sponsorship)

Additional Information

Harvard School of Dental Medicine requires all students to pay a mandatory tuition of $2,086 (AY 2023, thus subject to annual increase). They also require a basic insurance plan for students which costs approximately $1,408 (AY 2023, thus subject to annual increase). Most our residents opt for the BCH Medical and Dental insurance plan which is deducted bi-weekly from their paycheck.

In addition to an annual salary ($75,679 for PGY1 2024), the program offers a once per year lump sum $10,000 cost of living bonus.