The Division of Pediatric Dentistry, within the Department of Orofacial
Sciences, at the University of California San Francisco is comprised of
a vibrant group of faculty, residents, staff and fellows, devoted to
children's oral health needs. Our predoctoral program teaches pediatric
dentistry to UCSF dental students, providing an introduction to this
vital and fascinating specialty. Our postgraduate program is a three
year program leading to a certificate in pediatric dentistry and a MS
degree. It offers a unique combination of advanced training in the care
of children in the clinical and hospital setting, along with an
outstanding course offering in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Our
faculty are actively involved in patient care as well as in both the MS
and PhD programs in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Our clinics provide
care to the community.
Our goal is to train dentists in the care of children’s
oral health, develop tomorrow’s leaders in pediatric dentistry, and to
advance the science of pediatric dental oral and craniofacial health.
We welcome you to these web pages where you can access
our educational and research programs as well as personnel within our
We hope you find this informative. We look forward to
hearing from you.
Pamela Den Besten, DDS, MS