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.

The list below links to general information, program profiles and fellowship opportunities (if available) for each residency program. Please let us know if any information is incorrect or missing.

 

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NYU Langone Hospitals, Pediatric Dentistry Residency-TN site

Dental Specialty Education, Inc.
451 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2842
Phone: (615)256-7543
Fax: (615)256-8895
Email: adolfina.polk@lutherandental.com
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 Tenn. site. Orientation will begin on July 1.

Program Type

Dental School-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:
Dr. Adolfina Polk, Associate Director, NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dentistry: adolfina.polk@lutherandental.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.
Dental Specialty Education, Inc. (DSE) is a not-for profit educational organization dedicated to serving pediatric patients in one of the most dentally underserved communities in the state. Residents after hours on-call, pediatric sub-specialty and outpatient surgery center experiences are at DSE’s clinical training site, Children’s Dental Health Center (CDHC).CDHC has managed 32,000+ patient interactions in the last year. CDHC has two locations. The inner-city Nashville dental clinic is dedicated to the service of the Medicaid population. Pleasant View’s predominately rural Medicaid population includes 20,000 children in a 15 mile radius. All staff involved in direct patient care are current with BLS/CPR certification and the residents and supervising pediatric dentists are PALS certified. Digital intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic equipment is available within the dental center.

Curriculum

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.
Dental Specialty Education, Inc. (DSE) is a not-for profit educational organization dedicated to serving pediatric patients in one of the most dentally underserved communities in the state. Residents after hours on-call, pediatric sub-specialty and outpatient surgery center experiences are at DSE’s clinical training site, Children’s Dental Health Center (CDHC).CDHC has managed 32,000+ patient interactions in the last year. CDHC has two locations. The inner-city Nashville dental clinic is dedicated to the service of the Medicaid population. Pleasant View’s predominately rural Medicaid population includes 20,000 children in a 15 mile radius. All staff involved in direct patient care are current with BLS/CPR certification and the residents and supervising pediatric dentists are PALS certified. Digital intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic equipment is available within the dental center.

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

Children’s Dental Health Center – Nashville
Children’s Dental Health Center – Pleasant View
Ewing Orthodontics - Smyrna

Admission Requirements

• DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
• Must be eligible for the TN dentist license (www.tn.gov/healthboards/Dentistry/applications.htm)
• 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

• Strong didactic and clinical foundation in pediatric dentistry with emphasis on pediatric medicine, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics, general anesthesia and conscious sedation
• Ethnically-diverse patient population
• Large patient population
• Modern clinical facilities
• Strong faculty to resident ratio
• Extensive training in the use of pharmacological/non-pharmacological modalities of treatment
• Specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including, but not limited to, orthodontics, special care dentistry, oral maxillofacial surgery, and dental anesthesiology
• Optional merit-based one-month rotation to any NYU Lutheran site with approval

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
Adolfina Polk, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Sabin Ewing, DDS
Kendall Sims, DDS
Brian Anderson, DDS
Alan Davenport, CRNA

* Board Certified
** Board Eligible



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 2 Full-Time
3 Part-Time
2 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 62,652 First Year
67,076 Second Year
Application: Aug 15 deadline 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:
Clinic Experience: Orthodontics
Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Physically Disabled
Community Clinics
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Numerous Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 11 Chair/Operatories
5 Clinic Receptionist
2 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists