Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry

Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry

General information

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

2 years
Total credits: 93
Academic hours:

Full time.

Monday through Friday from 07h00 to 20h00

Registration: $1,140
Tuition: $11,408

Start of classes:
September 2019

Dates of entrance examination:
12 January, 16 February, 16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 08 June and 29 June of 2019


The Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry program aims to form professionals with top-level theoretical-practical knowledge, and that possess skills and abilities necessary for the treatment of pediatric patients, medically affected or not. The pediatric dentist will be capable of delivering integral oral attention to babies, children, and adolescents, either as a private practitioner or as part of a community involvement program.

Candidate profile:

Professionals interested in studying the Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry must hold a university degree in odontology, duly registered with SENESCYT, and demonstrate commitment to excellence and social responsibility, as evidenced by their previous academic accomplishments and their level of involvement in extracurricular, social, and community activities.  

Program contacts:

Para mayor información:

Ana Cristina Viteri
Directora del Programa
Teléfono: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext.1288
E-mail: acviteris@usfq.edu.ec / anacristinavs@yahoo.com

Santiago Tapia
Coordinación de Posgrados – Admisiones
Oficina: G-100
Teléfono: (+593 2) 297-1700 ext. 1824
E-mail: stapia@usfq.edu.ec

Occupational field

The Specializations in Odontology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are designed so that graduates acquire in-depth knowledge and practical experience in the different areas of odotontology. Our graduates will be trained to carry out integral diagnoses, as well as prevent, diagnose, and treat stomatognathic pathologies in both healthy and medically compromised patients. Our graduates will be able to enter private practice, as well as be employed in public institutions related to this field of medicine, standing out for their leadership in both practical applications and research.


Upon successful completion of the Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry program, professionals will demonstrate theoretical and clinical mastery in relation to cases specific to their area of expertise, displaying independence and creativity in the solution of problems associated with the different clinical procedures of pediatric dentistry.

We expect our graduates to adopt ethical attitudes and values so as to adequately direct their professional practice, and thus improve the quality of their interactions with patients and society in general.


Basic requirements:

  • University degree in odontology, awarded by a nationally accredited university and duly registered with SENESCYT.
  • Demonstrate sufficiency in English equivalent to Level A2 of the European Common Framework.
  • Copy of national identity card or passport.
  • Degree certificate with final grade.
  • Official grade transcript.
  • Printed SENESCYT registration of degree.
  • Demonstrate sufficiency in English equivalent to Level A2 of the European Common Framework at minimum
  • Approve the USFQ postgraduate entrance examination. Please refer to the postgraduate admissions process at USFQ: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/admisiones/admisiones_posgrado

Specific requirements:

  • Certificate of having completed one year of rural medicine
  • Pass an examination of knowledge specific to the field being applied to.
  • Interview with the program coordinator and professors
  • Curriculum vitae

Funding and scholarships

Payments: annually or by semester.


My name is Gianina Fernanda Toledo Martínez, I am 32 years old. I was a postgraduate student at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in the Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry program of the School of Odontology, under the coordination of Dr. Constanza Sánchez.

I can say this was a most rewarding experience in my professional formation, having evidenced the high scientific and professional level of all those comprising the teaching staff of the pediatric dentistry program, who constantly back up what they teach with evidence-based practice, which was of great help during our academic preparation.

There is no doubt in my mind that having decided to specialize at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito has allowed me to broaden my professional and employment expectations, since the knowledge I obtained facilitates development in multiple fields.

Fernanda Toledo M.
Workplace: Municipality of Tumbaco
Position: General Odontologist and Pediatric Dentistry Specialist