The two-year certificate program consists of well-balanced didactic instructions and clinical experiences. Didactic part is mostly based at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Most of the biomedical courses are online lectures that are self-paced.  Clinical science courses are offered by various dental and medical multidisciplinary faculty in formats of seminars and lectures and active resident participation is expected. The overall academic curriculum is designed to prepare residents for successful board certification exams. Clinical experiences will be gained both at School of Dentistry and at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. The outpatient clinic at school will be newly renovated state-of-the-art facility and the off-service rotations will be conducted at the newly built Children’s hospital where residents collaborate with various pediatric sub-specialty services in comprehensive patient care. Residents will be trained to assume their role as a pediatric dentistry in both private clinic and hospital settings. Teaching pre-doctoral students is a part of the residents’ responsibility. All graduating residents will be also required to conduct their own research project and present the research at a professional meeting.  Upon completion of the program, residents are awarded a certificate of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and will meet the advanced eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.