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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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Department of Dental Medicine
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Phone: 718-963-7174
Fax: 718-963-7390

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning October 1st of each year. Two new positions are offered each year.

Program Type



The program participates in PASS and MATCH. Please review application requirements at the PASS website.


The Department of Dental Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is pleased to announce that The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has granted initial accreditation for the Pediatric Dentistry residency program.

The Pediatric Dentistry residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is 24 months in duration and will accept two residents each year.

The Pediatric Dentistry residency program is designed to prepare pediatric dentists that provide pediatric oral healthcare, assume leadership roles and serve the community.

The residency program will provide a well-rounded exposure to the field of pediatric dentistry:
 Provide advanced didactic instruction in pediatric dentistry: Evidence-based didactic instruction in biomedical sciences and clinical sciences
 Provide full range of clinical opportunities in pediatric dentistry: Evidence-based modalities for comprehensive pediatric oral healthcare practice
 Provide an insight to the process of evidence-based pediatric dentistry: Completion of a research project as a scholarly activity and evidence-based learning
 Provide pediatric dental service: Provide oral health education as part of community dentistry and public health

Additionally, the program will include rotations in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine (focused on Pediatrics) and Pediatric Medicine.


The didactic and clinical curriculum will include all courses recommended by CODA.
These are: Biomedical Sciences, Behavior Guidance, Growth and Development, Oral Facial Injury and Emergency Care, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine, Prevention and Health Promotion, Comprehensive Dental Care, Management of a Contemporary Dental Practice, Patients with Special Health Care Needs, Hospital Dentistry, Pulp Therapy, Pediatric Medicine and Advocacy.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First Year Stipend is $62,000. Second Year Stipend is $68,000. Program benefits inlcudes 4 weeks of paid vacation and 9 holidays.


Dental Clinic, Operating room, IV sedation room, Pediatric Clinic, WIC office

Admission Requirements

The program participates in PASS and MATCH. Please review application requirements at the PASS website.

Program Strengths

Comprehensive dental care in the dental clinic
Anesthesiology training and experience

Program Faculty

Manali Kanitkar*, DMD
Socorro Benedicto*, DMD

*Board Certified

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 1 Full-Time
5 Part-Time
2 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
Oct. 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Initial Accreditation
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 2
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 62,000 First Year
68,000 Second Year
Application: November 1 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
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Quarterly Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
10 Dental Assistants