The Residency Program in
Pediatric Dentistry is conducted in the Hall Family Outpatient
Center of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas
City, Missouri. The hospital is located adjacent to the University of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
The dental clinic has five operatories, each equipped with
Sirona Digital Intraoral X-ray units (Schick sensors) and central
nitrous oxide and oxygen for providing relative analgesia. The
clinic also has a Sirona Orthophos XG5 unit for panoramic and
cephalometric radiographs. Digital radiographs are read and stored
electronically within the DCR Dicom Schick Software System.
A small dental laboratory is located in the dental clinic at the hospital. The lab allows residents to pour and trim study casts and to
fabricate minor tooth movement appliances and space maintainers.
Most other prosthetic appliances are sent to a commercial dental
The Children's Mercy Hospital currently has 17 operating rooms. The Department of Dentistry is block-scheduled each Thursday. Dental patients may be scheduled on other days based upon dental care urgency and facility availability. Most patients recover from outpatient conscious sedation in the
dental operatory. Patients requiring longer recovery are taken to
the same-day surgery recovery area, where they are closely monitored until they are fully
recovered and can be released in the care of their parents.