Pediatric Dentistry Applications and Admissions

Are you interested in the Pediatric Dentistry Program?


  • Application deadline: September 15 of the year prior to intended enrollment
  • Starting date: July 1
  • Application fee: None
  • Degree/Certification offered: Certificate
  • Length of program: 24 months
  • Applicants accepted/year: 4
  • Ratio of acceptances:applicants: 1:40


The Pediatric Dentistry program participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the National Matching Service. The PASS application, along with instructions, is available on their website at  

A completed application consists of:

  • Completed PASS application
  • Official transcripts of pre-professional and professional academic record
  • Successful completion of National board Part I and Part II
  • A 2x2 inch personal photograph
  • ADAT test, accepted but not required

Your board scores are usually included with your PASS application.  If so, an official copy is not required.  If your board scores are NOT included with your PASS application, a copy of your board scores should be sent directly to the program. Mailing address for application materials:

Cassie Springer, Program Coordinator
Pediatric Dentistry
A262 Kentucky Clinic
740 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY  40536-0284

Admissions criteria in order of importance:

  • DMD or DDS from an accredited  U.S. or Canadian College of Dentistry
  • Commitment to Pediatric Dentistry
  • Class rank (Recommended minimum rank of applicants is upper 50%)
  • Grade point average
  • Bachelor's degree

When applying to the program, please keep in mind the following:

  • Individuals with international dental credentials are not considered.
  • An interview is required for acceptance.
  • The program does not give preference to new graduates, private practice experience, UKCD graduates, or Kentucky residents.
  • UK Healthcare Notice of Nondiscrimination Information

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry follows strict non-discriminatory policies when selecting residents. The selection criteria does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

Applicants will be informed of their status as the selection process continues through emails. Applicants can also contact the program (see above for contact person) to request information on their status.


See details on stipends, benefits, and more here

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