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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Temple University Hospital

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Temple University Hospital
2301 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 201
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134
Phone: (215) 282-8000 option 5
Fax: (215) 427-1782

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


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

Program Coordinator
Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Temple University Hospital
2301 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19134


The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program is a 24 month hospital based certificate program fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program is designed to prepare residents for practice in pediatric dentistry and certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Residents receive in depth training in Pediatric Dentistry comprised of: comprehensive care of infants, children and adolescents including those with special health care needs; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management techniques; pulp and periodontal therapy; growth and development; treatment of patients under conscious sedation; treatment of patients in the operating room under general anesthesia; and management of traumatic injuries and emergency care. The program is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cooper University Hospital and Special Smiles, LTD offering residents diverse experiences in anesthesiology, pediatric medicine, operating room dentistry as well comprehensive care for patients with special health care needs. Additionally, the Cooper University Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team provides residents with exposure to various phases of craniofacial and cleft palate treatment planning. Utilizing our extensive and growing Education and Outreach Program, residents have the opportunity to train and educate fellow healthcare professionals, parents, and children about oral health. Residents also provide oral health screenings at day care centers, Head Start programs, and schools. Through our affiliation with Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry second year residents receive pre-doctoral teaching experience. The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program offers a unique clinical and didactic curriculum. The program is proud of our past residents with over 98% of recent graduates passing the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and 100% passing rate in the classes of 2013-2015.



Basic Sciences - Oral Facial Biology, Histology, Embryology, Immunology, Microbiology, Oral Pathology, Anatomy, Genetics, Biostatistics, Pharmacology; Journal Review; Case Presentation; Orthodontic Seminars - Cephalometrics, Orthodontics for Primary and Mixed Dentitions; Syndromes, Diseases, Pathologies; Various Topics – Medical Ethics, Nutrition, Cardiology, Pediatric Behavior Psychology, Speech Pathology, Child Abuse, Infection Control, Patient Management, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Dental Radiology and Photography, Practice Management, Office Design, Dental Trauma, Pulp Therapies, Medical Pathologies, Restorative Materials, Fluoride Rationales and Protocols, Local Anesthetics, Conscious Sedation, Anatomy and Physiology of the Pediatric Patient, Review of Systems, Nitrous Oxide Relative Analgesia.


The residents treat approximately 15 to 20 patients each day including comprehensive oral exams, extensive operative restorative treatment, and a multiple of behavior management techniques. The patient population is at poverty level within a multi-cultural society, consisting of 10-20% special needs. Each resident completes 100-150 conscious oral rehabilitation sedation cases. Each resident completes 20-30 oral rehabilitation cases in an operating room facility.


Pediatric Anesthesia at Special Smiles, LTD and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Operating Room Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Special Smiles, LTD; Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Cleft Palate Clinic at Cooper University Hospital; Oral Maxilofacial Surgery, at Temple University Hospital; Undergraduate Dental School Teaching at Temple University Dental School

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year stipend is $51,844.40. Increases with second year. There is no tuition.

Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, malpractice coverage and funding to support travel to meetings/ conferences.


• Temple University Hospital
• Pediatric Dental Associates Dental Clinics
• Temple University/Kornberg School of Dentistry
• St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
• Cooper University Hospital

Admission Requirements

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

• DDS/DMD from a US-accredited dental school
• Formal application and essay
• National Board Dental Examination results/Northeast Regional Boards or equivalent
• Personal Interview

Please see ADEA PASS website for updated requirements.

Program Strengths

• Extensive clinical exposure with active participation
• Excellent medical staff support
• University affilation for didactics and clinical
• Comprehensive orthodontic and growth guidance training
• In-depth anesthesia and sedation training through Temple University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
• Considerable operating room case experience
• Diverse and enthusiastic attending pediatric dentists

Program Faculty

Michael S. Rosenbaum, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Paul Bahn, DMD, Clinical Program Director, Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Lewis A. Kay, DDS, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Mark S. Goldstein, DDS, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Sheldon Bernick, DDS, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Dana Chianese, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Alegria D’Agostino, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Sharon Hamilton, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Ashley Lebak, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Noah Quinn, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Paul Pasternack, DDS, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Kimberly Thomas, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Stuart Wasserlauf, DDS, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Winona Wu, DMD, Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Michael Cichetti, DMD, Orthodontist (part-time)*
Steve A. DelliGatti, DMD, Orthodontist (part-time)
Alan Fielding, DMD, MD, Oral Surgeon (part-time)*
Joseph Mulligan, DMD, MD, Oral Surgeon (part-time)*
Brian Smith, DMD,MD, Oral Surgeon (part-time)*

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Part-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 2 Full-Time
17 Part-Time
14 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 9
Tuition In-State: Waived First Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 52,000 First Year
53,000 Second Year
Application: 25 Fee
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: 1:25
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: 24 Chair/Operatories
10 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
3-4 Dental Hygienists