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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Texas A&M School of Dentistry provides well-balanced didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of:  preventive; behavior guidance; hospital dentistry; and therapeutic oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and children with special healthcare needs. 

The pediatric dentistry program has full accreditation from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Components of the Department

Department Head

Contact: Dr. Alton G. McWhorter, DDS, MS


Administrative Contact: Lisa Raburn


Undergraduate Program

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Deck, DDS


Graduate Program

Contact: Dr. Carolyn Kerins, DDS, PhD


Administrative Contact: Lynn Mohundro


CCHD Fellowship Program

Contact: Dr. Dan Burch, DDS, MA  


Externship Program


Pediatric Dentistry Department Clinics

The Pediatric Department provides a full range of clinical experiences and patient care opportunities to dental hygiene students, dental students, residents, and fellows at the following locations within the DFW area:

  • Texas A&M School of Dentistry Dental Clinic
  • Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (CMC)
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (TSR)
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM)
  • Healing Hands Ministries Health Center (HHM)
  • Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
  • DenStar Dental Clinic
  • DFW Crown Dental Clinic