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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Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
760 Broadway, 2C319
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Phone: 718-963-8322
Fax: 718-963-8317

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year.Three (3) positions per year are available.

Program Type



The application deadline is October of the year preceding matriculation. The program participates in both the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Applicants to this program must apply through PASS and the National Matching Service.


Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program is a two year hospital-based program which combines advanced clinical and didactic instruction in pediatric dentistry. Hospital rotations include Pediatric Medicine (Inpatient and Ambulatory), Anesthesia, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Residents will have the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to a large, diverse patient population including healthy children as well as special needs children and adults.


The clinical curriculum includes clinical practice in comprehensive pediatric dentistry, behavior management, care for special needs patients, preventive and interceptive orthodontics, trauma management, and advanced treatment modalities including nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

The didactic curriculum complements the clinical curriculum with a variety of courses, lectures, literature review sessions, and seminars.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year stipend is $61,670.32. Second year stipend is $64,220.69. Tuition is waived.


All clinical education including rotations are conducted on-site at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center.

Admission Requirements


Program Strengths

- Diverse patient population
- Brand new, state of the art pediatric dentistry facility
-Most advanced equipment & technology including: soft and hard tissue laser dentistry; anterior and posterior zirconia crowns; complete digital dentistry; digital impressions and radiography
- dedicated and caring attendings and staff
- comprehensive clinical and didactic curriculum

Program Faculty

-Sumitra S. Golikeri *
- Jessica Barzideh *
-Sara Seo*
-Winnie Hsu*
-Peter Sherman*
-Earl Clarkson*
-Steven Gounardes
-William Waldinger
-Rashida Cheatham
- Dale Rosenbach

Board-certified *

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Part-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 3 Part-Time
3 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure:
Number of Entering Positions: 3
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: $61670.32 First Year
$64,220.69 Second Year
Application: October of preceding year Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
Acceptance Applicant Ratio:
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
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 7 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
3 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists