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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New York University

Advanced Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
345 East 24th Street, 9W
New York, New York 10010
Phone: (212) 998-9435
Fax: (212) 995-4364

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1st. 10 positions are available each year.

Program Type

University and hospital-based certificate program


The program participates in the PASS application system and the MATCH placement process. A personal interview is offered to qualified applicants and is required for consideration for admission. See the PASS website for deadline and other related information.


The program goals are to provide foundational knowledge and educational experiences in pediatric dentistry, as well as diverse experiences in all aspects of pediatric dentistry clinical care as recognized by the specialty. The program instills in the post-doctoral student all the values and beliefs of the health care provider and assures that they have the skills to be responsible for the care of the growing child.

Graduates are skilled as primary dental care providers for pediatric patients including infants, children and adolescents, as well as special needs patients. Additionally, they are proficient in all areas of pediatric patient care, including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic behavior management methods.

The program has a strong hospital component to ensure that the graduate is able to fully integrate into the medical community. The program provides training through hospital activities at Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rose F. Kennedy Center, and Lutheran Medical Center. Hospital-based rotations include Anesthesia, Physical Diagnosis, Operating Room Services, Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Services, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Craniofacial Center, and the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Hospital-based training, in conjunction with other College of Dentistry training, provides post-doctoral students with exposure to a diverse socio-economic and multicultural population.

New York University is a private university in the public service and is committed to community outreach programs for education and oral health. The program experience fosters interest in community service and helps to prepare and encourage a commitment to dental education. The program is fully accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and fulfills all requirements for board eligibility as stated by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Emphasis is placed on gaining a critical and analytical perspective toward existing and new information. Seminars and clinical care are grounded in evidence-based practice and are used to structure education related to child development and its applications to pediatric dentistry.

First-year courses include: core techniques, clinical science seminars, evidenced-based studies, community practice, conscious sedation techniques, orthodontic seminar, literature review, child psychology and development, pediatric dentistry diagnostic seminar, growth and development, and ethical issues in children. All first-year post-doctoral students must also successfully complete CPR, PALS, and human subjects research training.

Second-year courses include: literature review, clinical sciences seminar, evidenced-based studies, orthodontic seminars, pediatric dentistry diagnostic seminar and related studies in pediatric dentistry.

Core basic science courses taken during the first year provide students with foundational knowledge. These courses include craniofacial development, clinical pharmacology, research design, and practice management. Prior to students’ clinical teaching assignments, a pedagogy course presents students with theory and application of clinical education methods. Ultimately, to encourage future participation in academic venues, all post-doctoral students teach in both pre-clinic and clinical areas of the pre-doctoral program.

The pediatric patient population is extensive and diverse. A wide range of clinical opportunities are available. Students gain the necessary skills to serve as the primary dental care provider for the pediatric patient in different clinical settings. As part of the health care team, they work in multispecialty and interprofessional groups, engaging with clinical nutrition, nursing, and pediatric medicine.

Extensive local and international outreach programs provide unique educational and service delivery experiences for post-doctoral students. They offer exciting opportunities to work with vulnerable and underserved pediatric and adolescent populations in a variety of community-based settings, including foster care, Head Start, and activities in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education.

A research requirement must be fulfilled for completion of the program. The program is planned in accordance with the current requirements and guidelines for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry as approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Please contact the program for tuition and stipend information or check here:


• New York University College of Dentistry
• New York University Langone Medical Center
• Bellevue Hospital Center
• Lutheran Medical Center
• Rose F. Kennedy University Center

Admission Requirements

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

• D.D.S. or D.M.D. from a U.S. or Canadian-accredited dental school
• Participation in PASS and MATCH (please see PASS website for current requirements)
• Personal interview

Program Strengths

• A wide range of clinical, didactic and research experience
• Extensive hospital-based training
• Opportunities to interact with and treat diverse populations in an urban setting
• Opportunities to address pediatric and public health concerns during community-based outreach
• A full range of faculty with diverse backgrounds and training
• Flexibility built into the program to allow for independent studies

Program Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Amr Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor / Chairman*
Courtney H. Chinn, D.D.S., M.P.H., Associate Professor / Program Director*
Amy Truesdale, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor*
Jill B. Fernandez, R.D.H., M.P.H Clinical Associate Professor
Neal G. Herman, D.D.S., Clinical Professor
Linda R. Rosenberg, D.D.S., Associate Professor*
David Tarrab, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor
Robert Gottlieb, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor
Serena Kassam, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor*
Ronald Kosinski, D.M.D., Clinical Associate Professor*
Ramin Kashani, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor*

*Board certified

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 11 Full-Time
12 Part-Time
11 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure:
Number of Entering Positions: 10
Tuition In-State: Please see program stipend and tuition information First Year
Please see program stipend and tuition information Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: Please see program stipend and tuition information First Year
Please see program stipend and tuition information Second Year
Application: No Fee
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: 1:6
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: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: NYUCD(10) Bellevue(8) Chair/Operatories
NYUCD(4) Bellevue(2) Clinic Receptionist
NYUCD(5) Bellevue(6) Dental Assistants
Bellevue(2) Dental Hygienists