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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

General Practice Residency (GPR)

The Children’s Hospital Rotation

Children's Hospital


Upon completion of this rotation, the resident will:

  1. Gain experience in the delivery of pediatric care in a hospital setting, including ambulatory care, in-patient care and same-day surgery care.
  2. Become familiar with behavioral modalities, such as P.O sedation techniques, utilized in delivering pediatric dental care.


During this one week rotation, general practice residents actively participate in the care of patients via assignment to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO. While on rotation, clinical instruction is provided by the attendings of the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital.

During this time they perform both comprehensive and emergency treatment for pediatric dental inpatients and outpatients. Emphasis is placed upon prevention of oral disease in the child and adolescent, management of dental emergencies, treatment of the phobic or disruptive patient via behavioral management, oral and inhalation sedation, or general anesthesia.

In addition to this clinical training, residents are required to attend all seminars, lectures, etc., sponsored by the Pediatric Dentistry service.