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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Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467-2490
Phone: (718) 920-5996
Fax: (718) 515-5419
Email: nkakanan@montefiore.org

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program

Application

The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Participation in PASS is highly recommended. Participation in MATCH is mandatory. PASS applications must include a minimum of three (3) professional evaluations, NBDE results, dental and pre-professional educational transcripts and a resume.

Description

This residency is a hospital-based program that offers a broad exposure to all relevant components of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to extensive management of primary care patients, residents actively participate in care for the developmentally disabled, as well as for the medically compromised. A well-rounded didactic program serves to integrate clinical experience with academic knowledge.

Curriculum

The Pediatric Dentistry Resident will receive extensive didactic and clinical instruction or learning experiences in all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry. The resident will have abundant opportunities to provide both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs. The program curriculum encompasses topics such as:
• Advocacy
• Behavior guidance
• Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology
• Comprehensive dental care
• Growth and development
• Head and neck anatomy
• Hospital dentistry
• Interceptive orthodontics
• Oral facial injury and emergency care
• Oral diagnosis
• Oral medicine
• Oral pathology
• Physical diagnosis
• Practice management
• Prevention and health promotion
• Pulp therapy
• Sedation (nitrous oxide, enteral, IM/IV)
• Treatment planning.
Didactic instruction is provided via participation in lectures, seminars, and adjunctive continuing education courses. Clinical learning experiences occur in conjunction with program faculty during regularly assigned patient care sessions or with medical faculty on hospital rotations.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $58,900 and second-year stipend is $60,900. Fringe benefits include 4 weeks paid vacation, complimentary health insurance and daily meal plan. Subsidized housing and parking is available by lottery. Tuition is $5,000 per year.

Facilities

• Montefiore Medical Center - Schiff Pavilion Dental Clinic
• Montefiore Medical Park – Jarrett Place Dental Clinic
• Prospect Avenue Dental Clinic – South Bronx
• North Broadway Dental Clinic – Riverdale
• Rose F. Kennedy Center – Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or be eligible for licensure in New York State.

Program Strengths

• Extensive clinical exposure
• Diverse patient population
• Dental education supervised by board certified full-time and part-time faculty
• Abundant dental support staff
• Extensive operating room and sedation experience
• Modern clinical facilities featuring digital radiography, paperless charting, and electronic scheduling
• Excellent institutional resources for in-depth management of medically compromised and developmentally disabled children
• Interaction with other dental and non-dental post-graduate programs
• Thorough preparation for ABPD examinations

Program Faculty

Nuntiya Kakanantadilok, DMD* (Program Director)
Alice Lee, DDS* (Associate Program Director)
Grace Encarnacion Chin, DDS* (Broadway Site Director)
Cyelee Kulkarni, DMD* (Prospect Site Director)
Janna Danbe, DMD*
Eytan Chen, DMD*
Sejal Patal, DDS*

*Board certified



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
3 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Registration with New York State
Number of Entering Positions: 10
Tuition In-State: 5,000 First Year
5,000 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 5,000 First Year
5,000 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 58,900 First Year
60,900 Second Year
Application: October 1 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
No
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
No
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
Outreach
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 16 Chair/Operatories
6 Clinic Receptionist
13 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists