Pediatric Dentistry – Gainesville

The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry Program in Gainesville is 25 months in length. The program is designed to prepare dentists for the diverse specialty practice of pediatric dentistry and to qualify them for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Didactic instruction and clinical training develop skills necessary to comprehensively care for the dental needs of all children, including physically, mentally, and emotionally special needs children.

This program will provide a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Dental Education in Pediatric Dentistry.

25 Month Program


First-Year Resident – Summer
Basic Pediatric Dentistry Core
Pediatric Sedation Core
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Basic Orthodontic Core
Clinical Practice 1
Applied Orthodontics
Hospital Dentistry
Dental Photography

First-Year Resident – Fall
Advanced Pediatric Dentistry
Growth &Development I
Clinical Practice II
Literature Review Seminars
Applied Orthodontics II
Research I
Hospital Dentistry
Craniofacial Clinic Rotation I
Pediatric Medicine Rotation
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Oral Pathology
Dental Research and Statistical Method
Advanced Radiology Interpretation
Grand Round/Special Topics

First-Year Resident – Spring
Advanced Pediatric Dentistry II
Growth and Development ll
Clinical Practice III
Literature review Seminars
Applied Orthodontics III
Anesthesiology Rotation
Pediatric Medicine Rotation
Research II
Hospital Dentistry III
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Dental Research and Statistical Methods
Oral Medicine/Pharmacology
Grand Round/Special Topics

Second-Year Resident – Summer
Research IV
Clinical Practice V
Applied Orthodontics V
Hospital Dentistry V
DMD Teaching Clinic Rotation I

Second-Year Resident – Fall
Advanced Pediatric Dentistry
Growth and Development III
Literature Review Seminars
Research V
Clinical Practice VI
Applied Orthodontics VI
Pediatrics Medicine Rotation
Practice Management Rotation
DMD Teaching Clinic Rotation
Craniofacial Rotation II
Hospital Dentistry VI
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy
Grand Round/Special Topics
Dental Practice Management

Second-Year Resident – Spring
Advanced Pediatric Dentistry IV
Growth & Development IV
Applied Orthodontics VII
Literature review Seminars
Research VI
Clinical Practice VII
Hospital Dentistry VII
Research VII
Pediatrics Medicine Rotation
Pediatric Hematology Oncology
DMD Teaching Clinic Rotation IV
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Grand Round/Special Topics

Courses are subject to change. Any changes to the curriculum will be updated as soon as possible.


The Pediatric Dentistry Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program’s most recent accreditation visit from the Commission on Dental Accreditation was in 2015 and was approved without reporting requirements.

Graduation Rate for the Past Five Years

Year of Graduation Percentage of residents that graduated
2019 100%
2020 100%
2021 100%
2022 100%
2023 100%

Interim Program Director and Chair

Marcio Guelmann

Marcio Guelmann D.D.S.

Professor And Chair, Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: (352) 273-7635

Department Administrators

Karen S Owens

Karen S Owens

Program Assistant
Phone: (352) 273-7631
Dawn Perry

Dawn Perry

Administrative Support Assistant
Phone: (352) 273-7631

Contact Pediatric Dentistry – Gainesville

1395 Center Dr.
Room D11-06
P.O. Box 100426
Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: 352-273-7631
Fax: 352-273-6765