Last updated on March 29, 2023.

Children's Hospital Colorado

Program Size
8 (estimate)
Program Length
24 months
Application Deadline
September 1
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Cristina Leon Pineda DMD, MPH, MSDS Program Director
Children's Hospital Colorado, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, 860 N. Potomac Circle, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Chelsea Dickerson Program Coordinator
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Our two-year, hospital-based Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry combines intensive clinical training with comprehensive didactic instruction related to pediatric dentistry. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). A Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program. The program is designed to fully prepare residents for specialty practice, as well as to provide educational opportunities for those who desire to pursue a teaching or research career in pediatric dentistry.

Children’s Hospital Colorado ranks among the “Top 10” nationally in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report survey. Our excellent professional staff as well as a large patient pool provides an enriching learning environment. The Dental Center is a modern 20-chair clinic in a 19,000-square foot facility with the necessary equipment to provide efficient dental treatment. It is located at the Children’s Hospital Health Pavilion as part of a multidisciplinary care facility. Pediatric dental care is also provided at the North Campus Dental Center and at the Children’s Hospital located on the Anschutz Medical Campus along with all other medical and dental institutions affiliated with the University of Colorado thereby serving patients and families from seven mountain states.

For information on vaccination requirements please contact program. 

Program Information

Program Type Pediatric Dentistry
Program Code PED305
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 8 (estimate)
Program Length 24 months
Application Deadline September 1
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

All transcripts should be submited to PASS

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

Please submit 3 letters of evaluations. One of them should be from a pediatric dental faculty and/or pediatric pre-doctoral director. 

Other Requirement Instructions

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:-Fourth year dental student or graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school-Dental school GPA of 3.4 or higher-Dental school class rank above the 80th percentile (We are aware that some dental schools no longer use rank or report GPA)-Have a letter of recommendation from a pediatric dental faculty and/or pediatric pre-doctoral director

International Student Eligibility

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

Eligible Citizenship Types:

  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
  • US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (no sponsorship)
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (need sponsorship)
  • Other - Contact the program

Interview Schedule

Interviews will be held in-person. For information on interview dates please contact Ms. Chelsea Dickerson

Additional Information

Please email a 2x2 photo to and mail a $30.00 application fee (check or money order) to:

Children's Hospital Colorado
Attn: Chelsea Dickerson
13123 E 16th Ave., B240
Aurora, CO 80045

All applications and supplemental materials should be received by September 1st to be considered for interview.