Residency Program

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
110 Bergen Street
Room C723
Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
Phone: (973) 972-4621
Fax: (973) 972-7179
Email: rosivarg@umdnj.edu

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Six new positions are offered each year. Graduates of US, Canadian, and foreign dental schools are eligible to apply. Only graduates of ADA-approved schools are eligible for resident salaries and tuition waivers.

Program Type

This is a combined university- and hospital-based certificate program with the option for a master's degree.

Application

The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

Tonka Barrett-McBurrows, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 110 Bergen Street, Room C-723, Newark, NJ 07101

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine participates in the American Association of Dental Schools PASS centralized application program and the matching program of the National Matching Services.

Description

The program in Pediatric Dentistry is balanced with significant hospital extramural affiliations. The course of study includes seminars, clinically oriented basic sciences, instruction in advanced clinical procedures and training in hospital protocol. Upon completion of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.

Curriculum

This program is designed according to the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the accreditation requirements of the ADA Council on Dental Education. The program has been granted full approval by the Council on Dental Education and includes the courses listed below.

The core curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in the biomedical sciences upon which various dental subjects and training in specialized dental disciplines are based. The biomedical science core curriculum meets the requirements set forth by the ADA for all advanced dental specialty education. Didactic instruction occurs in five one-hour seminars weekly during both academic years of the program. Courses and training include: basic pediatric dentistry techniques, advanced clinical pediatric dentistry, advanced pediatric dentistry seminar, clinical seminars, textbook review, current periodicals review, management of special needs patients, orthodontic treatment planning seminar, clinical orthodontics, pediatrics, anesthesiology, statistics/scientific writing, research methods and biostatistics, pediatric dentistry research and pediatric dentistry teaching.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $50,808. Second-year stipend is $54,251.

Tuition is waived for graduates of US and Canadian dental schools. Foreign trained postgraduate students receive no stipend and must pay tuition of $46,784 per year.

Facilities

• Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
• University Hospital

Admission Requirements

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

• D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree or the equivalent international degree
• Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
• Three ADEA PASS PPI evaluation forms
• Personal interview
• Must pass NBDE Part II before the start of the program (US and Canadian trained only)
• TOEFL (Foreign trained only)

Program Strengths

• Excellent resident stipend for graduates of ADA-approved schools
• Waiver of tuition for graduates of ADA-approved schools
• Strong didactic program
• Opportunity to perform research
• Opportunity to register for Master of Science degree program

Program Faculty

Mary Burke, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Jorge Caceda, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Frank Ferrara, D.M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Gerald Guzy, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Milton Houpt, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry *
Christopher V. Hughes, D.M.D., Ph.D. Professor/Chair, Pediatric Dentistry*
Mahdu Mohan, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Melvyn Oppenheim, D.M.S., M.D.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Mark Robinson, D.D.S., Clinical Instructor, Special Care Treatment Center
R. Glenn Rosivack, D.M.D., M.S., Clinical Professor, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry *
Ryan Scally, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Evan Spivack, D.D.S., Professor, Director Special Care Treatment Center
Nanci Tofsky, D.D.S., M.S., Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *

*Board certified



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Degree
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
6 Part-Time
11 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State: 46,784 (subject to change) First Year
46,784 (subject to change) Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 50,808 First Year
54,251 Second Year
Application: 50 Fee
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:
Yes
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
Yes
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Research Requirement:
Teaching Experience: 1 Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 24 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
7 Dental Assistants