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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Bon Secours St Mary’s Hospital of Richmond

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
6900 Forest Ave, Suite 110
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 893-8692
Fax: (804) 285-1292
Email: laura_cruise@bshsi.org
Web: http://www.BSRkidsdentistry.com

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Four new positions are available each year.

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program

Application

Application deadline is September 15th of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

John H. Unkel DDS, MD, MPA
Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Richmond
6900 Forest Ave, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-893-8692
Fax: 804-285-1292
Email: , laura_cruise@bshsi.org
Web: http://www.BSRkidsdentistry.com

Description

St. Mary’s Hospital of Richmond and Bon Secours Health System is a busy, community-based hospital system that emphasizes quality patient care, education and research. The educational philosophy stresses case-based learning and is designed for trainees to enter community practice. The clinical program is supported by a well-rounded didactic curriculum delivered in a seminar format which is designed to meet the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents and including those children with special healthcare needs. Residents are a part of the medical team in the hospital and will receive training in the operating and emergency rooms, pediatric anesthesia and sedation, as well as pediatric medicine on the wards, intensive care unit and community locations.
During the first year of the residency, training focuses on comprehensive clinical care for the child. This includes experience with basic restorative procedures and employing both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management. Residents will be introduced to mild, moderate and deep sedation, the intensive care unit, the operating room and will rotate on a 4 week Pediatric Medicine, a 4 week anesthesia rotation and with the developmental clinic. In addition, residents will provide after-hours emergency care for oral/facial trauma and infection. Two business administration days and extra-mural community service opportunities will be available in the first year.
The second year of the program builds the resident’s confidence to assess children’s medical or special needs and how the pediatric dentist plays a role in the overall health of the child and leadership in the healthcare community. The second year includes serving as the program’s representative for the consultative service to the hospital and medical clinics for oral health issues. The resident will be expected to be competent addressing oral health needs for those children who are admitted to the hospital and/or asked to address children’s oral health issues in medical clinics. Second year residents spend a week on a non-dental emergency room rotation. An elective week and extra-mural community experiences will also be available in the second year. Increasing the trainee’s health literacy is gained through completion of a research project.

Curriculum

The clinical program includes comprehensive didactic and clinical cores. Seminars consisting of case based learning are implemented to provide an understanding on such topics as: behavior management, sedation, pharmacology, general anesthesia, dental care in the hospital, treating children with special needs, orthodontics and growth and development, oral pathology, endodontics, periodontics, esthetic dentistry, materials, trauma management, speech, practice management, developmental psychology, physical diagnosis, research design and biostatistics, literature review and analysis, prevention, infant oral health care. Teaching opportunities and engagement with the nursing and medical students will be available.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year stipend is approximately $52,010. Second-year is $54,250. Fringe benefits include medical insurance, malpractice insurance, eighteen days of paid time off, and travel allowance to the AAPD Annual Session for second-year residents. There is no tuition. All residents must have a digital camera with intraoral capabilities and a few core textbooks when residency begins.

Facilities

St. Mary’s Hospital of Richmond and Bon Secours Health System

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
1) Must have a DMD or DDS degree or its equivalent from an ADA recognized School of Dentistry
2) Successful completion of Part I of the United States National Dental Boards at the time of application and successful completion of Part II of the United States National Dental Boards by the July 1st program start date.
3) PASS and MATCH applications
4) Interview following invitation

Program Strengths

1) Strong didactic and clinical foundation in pediatric dentistry with emphasis on pediatric medicine, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics and sedation
2) Wealth of knowledge in medicine and special needs patient care
3) Medically diverse patient base affording extensive clinical experience
4) Close working relationship with all hospital/medical services and administration
5) Office operations are that of a community pediatric dental practice

Program Faculty

John Unkel DDS, MD, MPA* Medical Director and Residency Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry
Elizabeth Aarons, MD* Pediatric Hospitalist
Jerry Bouquot DDS, MSD* Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Michael Miller, DDS* Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sarah Gay MD* Pediatric Critical Care
Gustav Horsey DDS, MS* Orthodontics
Frank Mazzeo MD* Anesthesiology
Karen S. McAndrew, DMD, MS Prosthodontics
Shital Patel DDS* Pediatric Dentistry
William P. Piscitelli, DDS* Pediatric Dentistry
Dennis Reinhartz PhD Research
Judith Reinhartz PhD Teaching and Research
Sofia Teferi MD* Pediatric Hospitalist
Isaac Wornam MD* Plastic Surgery

*Board certified
+Board eligible



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 2 Full-Time
12 Part-Time
11 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State: 0 First Year
0 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 0 First Year
0 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 52,010 First Year
54,250 Second Year
Application: 0 Fee
September 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:
No
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
No
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 40:1
Clinic Experience: Orthodontics
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Community Clinics
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience:
Facilities: 10 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
4 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists