Residency Program

The two-year pediatric dentistry residency program, started after graduation from dental school, immerses dentists in scientific study and clinical experience. The trainee learns advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

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NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine CA-South Site

Affiliated with the San Ysidro Health Center operated San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic (SDCDC) & Chula Vista Medical Plaza (CVMP), and the Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic
8110 Birmingham Way
Building #28, 2nd Floor
San Diego , California 92123
Phone: (401)456-4441
Fax: (401)456-4089
Email: dkane@chartercare.org
Web: http://www.lmcdental.org/programs/pediatric

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Six positions are available per year at the Southern California site. Orientation will begin on July 1 in California.

Program Type

Hospital-Based

Application

Application instructions along with an application can be accessed by clicking on one of the following links: www.adea.org/PASSapp or www.lmcdental.org/apply

Other correspondence should be directed via email to:
David Okuji, DDS, MBA, MS, Senior Associate Director, NYU Lutheran, Pediatric Dentistry: David.Okuji@NYU-LutheranDental.org

Additional program information is available at http://www.lmcdental.lmcmc.com/pub/pediatrics#A5.
Additional correspondence may be obtained through:
Dr. Daniel Kane, Director of Pediatric Dentistry: DKane@chartercare.org
Dr. John Neves, Associate Director, Southern California: john.neves@syhc.org
Dr. David Okuji, Associate Director of Extramural sites: drokuji@gmail.com

Description

Founded in 1994 by Dr. Silvia Perez-Spiess in southwest Brooklyn, the NYU Lutheran Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry (AEPD) Program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The program provides a strong didactic and clinical foundation. In 2003, the program expanded to Providence, RI and in subsequent years, established programs at 12 additional sites across the country. Affiliated sites are mainly within federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) or hospitals. This innovative program is a hybrid blend of a strong distance learning didactic curriculum along with extensive clinical experience. Distance-based didactic learning is achieved through asynchronous web-based education modules, via the Sakai platform, and a state-of-the-art video teleconferencing (VTC) system that connect residents and faculty from all sites. Faculty experts lecture from around the country. Significant emphasis is on hospital dentistry, pediatric sedation, pediatric general anesthesia, and pediatric medicine. Graduates are trained to be an integral part of the medical team/hospital environment. Additional experiences include: pediatric preventive and restorative dentistry, disease management of early childhood caries, orthodontics, treatment of craniofacial conditions, research, ethics, and policy advocacy. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Residents have access to electronic dental records, digital radiography, monitoring and emergency equipment to support oral conscious sedation cases in the clinic.

San Ysidro Health Center is a Federally Qualified HC. Its service delivery network includes medical and dental clinics, behavioral health centers, HIV care centers, school-based health centers, mobile units, senior health center complex, and WIC Nutrition Centers throughout San Diego County’s South, Central/Southeastern, and East Regions. SYHC serves a high Latino population with high rates of poverty, uninsured individuals and non-English speaking heads of households.

San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic is within Rady Children's Hospital where medically fragile and special needs children can access comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health services, including orthodontics and sedation dentistry.

Curriculum

The program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, physically, mentally or developmentally challenged, or those impacted negatively by myriad social determinants of health. Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in the hospital environment or community setting. The majority of the didactic curriculum is completed in the 1st year.

First-year residents are assigned rotations in pediatric medicine, general anesthesia, emergency medicine and on-call services. The distance learning curriculum occurs via live video teleconferencing (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Sakai). There are multidisciplinary and specialty-focused seminars with participation by general dentistry, endodontic, and dental anesthesia residents. Courses include: oral biology, pediatric anesthesia, physical diagnosis, medical emergency and behavioral management, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, craniofacial development and research methods and materials. Weekly literature review sessions prepare residents for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written qualifying examination and oral boards.

During the 2nd year, residents may rotate through local Head Start/early child care centers or school-based programs to serve children in the community. As a merit-based enhancement and with prior approval, 2nd year residents may participate in a one-month resident exchange at another NYU Lutheran pediatric training site.

Residents complete a research project which is presented at the AAPD Annual Session. They may also present cases and discuss treatment plan options via live VTC sessions. During the last months of training, residents may visit a number of private pediatric dental offices to observe, assess, and evaluate practice management methods and operations.

Program graduates have attained leadership positions in pediatric pre-doctoral programs, pediatric residency programs, hospital dentistry, CHC’s, and in private practice.

Program Stipend and Tuition

For 2016, the stipend for first-year residents is $62,652 plus fringe benefits. Second-year residents receive a stipend of $67,076 plus fringe benefits with an additional $2,500 for the chief resident(s) at each site. Fringe benefits include medical and dental insurance, prescription drug plan, $150 for PGY1 books, $1,000 for PGY2 course registration, and nine holidays, four week vacation, four educational days, twelve sick days (accrued one day per month) per year.

Facilities

San Ysidro Health Centers- San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital Campus
San Ysidro Health Centers- Chula Vista Medical Plaza Dental Clinic
Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital
Rady Children’s Hospital- Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Department, Surgery/Anesthesia

Admission Requirements

• DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
• Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and Part II by start of residency
• ADAT is not required
• Dental transcripts through PASS
• Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) through PASS
• All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
• PASS application; MATCH number
• Recent 2×2 color photograph embedded in CV and uploaded to PASS
• Personal interview (upon invitation)
• Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
• Completion of dental school or current residency in good standing by start of the program (July 1st)
• Must live within 20 minutes of health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

Program Strengths

• DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
• Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and Part II by start of residency
• ADAT is not required
• Dental transcripts through PASS
• Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) through PASS
• All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
• PASS application; MATCH number
• Recent 2×2 color photograph embedded in CV and uploaded to PASS
• Personal interview (upon invitation)
• Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
• Completion of dental school or current residency in good standing by start of the program (July 1st)
• Must live within 20 minutes of health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

Program Faculty

Program Leadership
Neal Demby, DMD, Senior Vice President, Dental Medicine
Bernard Tolpin, DDS, Vice President, Dental Medicine
Daniel Kane, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Margaret Mason, DMD, Vice President, Senior Administrator, Dental Medicine
Nathalie Mohadjeri, DMD, Vice President, Quality Management & Patient Care

Program Faculty
Daniel J. Kane, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry *
David Okuji, DDS, MBA, MS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Fadra Whyte, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry*
Wai-Yin Chan, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry*
Jacy Stauffer, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry*
Guy Lichty, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Oscar Rivera, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Shina Patel, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Gregory Allen, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Nadia Bala, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Christain Lin-Burns, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry**
Joseph Morneau, DDS, Orthodontics
Anthony Potente, DDS, Endodontics

* Board Certified
** Board Candidate



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
5 Part-Time
8 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Resident – Limited Dental License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6 (California)
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: $62,652 First Year
$67,076 Second Year
Application: August 15 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
No
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 1:13
Clinic Experience: Orthodontics
Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Community Clinics
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 10 Chair/Operatories
5 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists