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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Nova Southeastern University

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dental Medicine
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1791
Fax: (954) 262-1782
Email: jchin1@nova.edu

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. six (6) new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Dental School-Based

Application

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

Enrollment Processing Service
College of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
3301 College Avenue.
P.O. Box 29900
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Description

The residency is designed to provide training in comprehensive dental care for children, adolescents and special needs patients. It is primarily clinical in nature. Seminars, designed to support and enhance clinical knowledge and experiences, continue throughout the residency. Residents must complete an individual research project. The results and conclusions must be submitted for review, in publishable form and presented
boy the resident at the annual post-graduate research day. A Master Degree is optional for this program.

During Year 1, Residents complete core didactic courses and participate in department seminars. Didactic courses cover basic sciences applicable to all specialties. Growth and development, dental and oral trauma, pediatric dental medicine, preventive and operative dentistry, inpatient and outpatient hospital procedures and orthodontic diagnosis and treatment of the early and mixed dentitions are among the subjects of seminars. In clinics, comprehensive dental care of routine pediatric well-patients is emphasized. A general anesthesia rotation at a children's hospital is also completed in the first year.

Year 2 is designed to increase resident responsibilities in both clinics and the hospital setting. Caseloads of increasing complexity, additional hospital rotations, teaching in pre-doctoral courses and completion of individual research projects provide Residents opportunities to continue their professional development.


Upon successful completion of the program, residents receive a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry making them eligible to pursue recognition by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum

The didactic curriculum includes oral biology, oral pathology, anatomy, pediatric advanced life support, biostatistics, pediatrics, growth and development, physical diagnosis, practice management, sedation and orthodontics. Residents also participate in seminars on photography, scientific writing, treatment planning, comprehensive care, diagnosis and treatment of developing malocclusions, research design and pediatric dental literature review. The clinical curriculum provides for a diverse experience, which includes comprehensive preventive and restorative care, hospital-based dental care in an operating room setting, sedation and monitoring in the office setting, treatment of patients with
cranio-facial anomalies, diagnosis and treatment of developing malocclusions and
emergency dental care. Consultation and dental care is also provided to patients referred from Pediatric Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology Clinics and the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit. The residents participate in a four-week anesthesiology rotation and two-week pediatric medicine and pediatric emergency room rotations. During the two-year program, the completion of a research project is required. A limited commitment to teaching in the predoctoral program is also a necessary part of the program.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Tuition is $44,100 plus certain fees each year. The university provides professional liability, health and life insurance. At this time, stipends are not available.

Facilities

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
NSU Pediatric Dental Clinic at KIDS
NSU Center of Craniofacial, Pediatric and Special Needs Dental Care
NSU Mailman Seigel Center
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Broward General Medical Center
Caridad Health Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent education
Certified preprofessional and professional education transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal interview
Part 1- National Board Dental Examination scores
Foreign graduates need to provide certified translation of transcripts and TOFEL scores over 100 with the exam taken in the past 2 years.

Program Strengths

• The socio-economically and culturally diverse population of South Florida provides the opportunity for wide ranging clinical experiences involving both healthy and medically compromised patients
• Strong working relationships with all postgraduate programs and departments
• In depth experiences with busy and productive cranio-facial team
• Quality anesthesia and pediatrics rotations at children's hospitals
• Broad spectrum of special needs patients

Program Faculty

Romer Ocanto, DDS, MS, MED, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Pediatric Dentistry Section
Judith R. Chin DDS., MS. Professor and Program Director
Jose Larumbe, DDS, MS, Associate Professor and Asssistant Program Director
Alberto Noguera, DDS, Assistant Professor
Oscar Padilla, DDS., Associate Professor
Victor Oramas, DDS., Assistant Professor
Margaret Kim DDS., Assistant Professor
Dan Arnold, DMD, Adjunct Assistant Professor Jorge Vargas, DDS, Adjunct Assistant Professor Harvey Hill, DDS Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sharon Ashley, MD,Adjunct Assistant Professor Board Certified



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Hospital-based
University-based
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 8 Full-Time
6 Part-Time
3 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State: 44,100 First Year
44,100 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend:
Application: 50 Fee
September 1 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
No
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: 1:15
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
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 18 Chair/Operatories
5 Clinic Receptionist
11 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists


Fellowship

Description:

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine offers a stipend research fellowship in craniofacial anomalies in conjunction with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital located in nearby Hollywood, Fla. The fellow participates with craniofacial clinic and craniofacial conferences at the hospital. A research project must be undertaken and completed. A presentation at a national craniofacial meeting is also a requirement of the fellowship.

Requirement:

The fellowship is designed to be an extension of the clinical training and practice experience provided in accredited advanced education programs and residencies in pediatric dentistry. Extensive time is spent with the plastic surgery members of the craniofacial team in three modern outpatient dental clinics. A tertiary care hospital provides ample opportunities and resources for inpatient care to the enthusiastic and motivated clinician. Treatment of complex and challenging patients is to be expected. Additionally, supervision of residents and undergraduate students will be required. The pursuit of research and publications is highly encouraged and mentored by the support of a large and diversified faculty. A high level of independence to pursue individual interests is provided.

Salary:

$20,000 plus fringe benefits

Contact Name:

Contact Address:

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Nova Southeastern University
School of Dental Medicine
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018

Contact Phone:

(954) 262-1742

Contact Email: