Pediatric Dentistry Mission

The mission of the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry is to improve the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs by providing:

  1. Contemporary education in pediatric dentistry for pre-doctoral dental students
  2. Advanced education in pediatric dentistry for residents in the post-graduate training program
  3. Oral health management and treatment of children from birth to age 21 regardless of developmental, social, medical, or dental circumstances
  4. Advancement of the specialty and discipline of pediatric dentistry through research and scholarship
  5. Continuing education on subjects related to pediatric oral health to local, state, national and international audiences
  6. Consultation and technical assistance to individuals and groups needing a resource for pediatric dental issues
  7. Service to the community, the state and the profession through outreach activities