Department of Dentistry | Application Info: U.S. and Canadian Trained Students

The clinical training in pediatric dentistry program commences on July 1 and is preceded by several required orientation days. Early application is encouraged. The application deadline is Sept. 2 of the preceding year.

Our highly competitive program attracts applicants who are in the top 10 percent of their dental school classes and score above 85 percent in Part I of the National Board of Dental Examiners Examination.

Application process

The Harvard University/Boston Children’s Hospital Residency in Pediatric Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service. PASS is a centralized application service for students pursuing postdoctoral education in all areas of dentistry, including pediatric dentistry (PED).

  • Once your materials are received, PASS generally processes them within 10 business days.
  • You will receive a confirmation copy.
  • Programs to which you apply receive a candidate report that includes biographical information, a copy of your essay and supplemental responses, your dean’s letter of recommendation and dental school transcript(s).
  • PASS also sends programs a comprehensive roster that lists all students that have been processed as applicants to their program.

We require that you send in the following supplemental materials directly to the program: CV, 2×2 photo, and original NBDE (Part I and II) or original INBDE scores. Please send them to:

Boston Children’s Hospital
Attn: Dr. Isabelle Chase, Program Director
300 Longwood Ave.
Mail Stop: 3473
Boston, MA 02115

For additional questions or concerns contact Dr. Isabelle Chase, Program Director, at

To obtain PASS application:

  • Phone: 202-332-8790
  • Fill out a downloadable application request form, located on the PASS website.

The timeline for application processing is also available through the PASS website.

The Match Program

The Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University Residency in Pediatric Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Match Program. In order to be considered for one of four slots offered annually in this program, a candidate must be registered with “The Match.”

To obtain more information, please contact the Postdoctoral Dental Match Program:

Postdoctoral Dental Match Program
c/o National Matching Services
595 Bay St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5G 2C2
Phone: 416-977-3431