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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Interfaith Medical Center

Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Interfaith Medical Center
1536 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11216
Phone: (718) 613-7383

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program. Residents who qualify will be credentialed to apply to New York State for an Anesthesia Certificate in Sedation.


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

Untray T. Brown, D.D.S., Director of Pediatric Dentistry, Interfaith Medical Center, 1536 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216;


Residents in pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center participate in an educational program that is both clinical and didactic. The primary goal of the program is to enable the residents to develop a critical and analytical attitude toward clinical problems, as well as expose them to the most advanced concepts in the dental treatment of children. Upon successful completion of the program, students meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.


Courses, lectures, literature reviews, seminars, intrahospital departmental rotations, clinical rounds and conferences comprise the didactic portion of the program. A large pool of patients with varied dental needs is available for treatment by the residents. Residents are required to complete a research project and submit a publishable paper.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $60,665 plus fringe benefits. Second-year stipend is $66,644 plus fringe benefits. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, book allowance, paid holidays, paid vacation, educational days, paid sick days.


• Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
• SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
• Columbia School of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Bishop O.G. Walker Jr. Health Care Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

• D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an ADA-accredited dental school
• Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation, including one from a faculty member familiar with the candidates proficiency in pediatric dentistry
• Personal interview
• Photograph
• Prior general practice residency or practice experience is encouraged

Program Strengths

• Treatment of both in- and out-patients under supervision of attending dentists
• Comprehensive rotations through the Department of Pediatrics
• Emergency room treatment
• Operating room procedures
• Administration of general anesthesia in the operating room; Oral and IV sedation in the clinic
• Admission physical examination and history taking while on rotation through the departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology

Program Faculty

Untray T. Brown, D.D.S. Director of Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry *
Gina Sajnani D.M.D., Assistant Director, Pediatric Program
David J. Miller, D.D.S., Chairman, Department of Dental Medicine
Agnieszka Toth, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist*
Lauren Cox D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist
Edgar Fayans, D.D.S, Director of General Practice Residency*
Vito Cardo, D.D.S., Oral Surgery*
Joshua Segal, D.D.S.,M.D., Oral Surgery*
Dorothy Lorenzo, D.M.D., Oral Surgery*
Tricia Quartey, D.M.D. - General Dentistry
James Fitzgerald, DDS, Assistant Director of General Practice Residency
Roderick Lucente, D.M.D., General Dentistry
Irina Melnik D.M.D., General Dentistry
Mana Saraghi, D.M.D., Chief, Dental Anesthesiology
Camille Chiques, Dental Anesthesiologist
Mirjeta Spirollari, D.D.S., General Dentistry
Marcus Johnson, D.D.S., Endodontist
Donna Gentil,e, D.D.S., Prosthodontist
Anthony Ienna, D.D.S., Periodontist
Eli Wagshall, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist

*Board certified

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Part-Time
Program Faculty: 1 Full-Time
13 Part-Time
10 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
or limited working permit
Number of Entering Positions: 2
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 60,665 First Year
66,644 Second Year
Application: October 15 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: 2:60
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 7 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
5 Dental Assistants