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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Jacobi Medical Center

Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Department of Dentistry
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building #1, Suite 3NE1
Bronx, New York 10461
Phone: (718) 918-3419
Fax: (718) 918-6147

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


The application deadline is October 1st of the year preceding matriculation. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the program’s website for most up to date information, and submit their applications and supporting documents in advance of the program deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered after the program deadline. The program participates in both the National Match and PASS programs. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

Dr. Farhad Yeroshalmi
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Jacobi Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building #1, Suite 3NE1
Bronx, New York 10461


The Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. A broad exposure to all aspects of pediatric dentistry is offered. Jacobi Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the Bronx or Southern Westchester that interacts closely with the dental service. The patient population at the hospital is ethnically diverse and includes well children, developmentally, physically, medically and mentally compromised children and adults.


Pediatric Dentistry residents receive clinical and didactic training from attendings representing all dental specialties and appropriate medical specialties. Hospital rotations include: Pediatric Medicine (Ambulatory and Inpatient), Anesthesia, Ambulatory Surgery, and Pediatric Emergency room. During the first and second years, the residents receive training in special patient care through a rotation to the Rose F. Kennedy Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, located on the Jacobi Medical Center site. Literature review, treatment planning seminars and a research project are major components of the educational experience.

Program Stipend and Tuition

All dental residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) and receive the same salary as the medical residents. Post Graduate Year (PGY) levels are defined as a year of service in a residency training program which is certified as having been completed by the appropriate hospital authority, i.e. GPR, AEGD, etc. Residents also receive an additional $3,000 annual food allowance. Additional educational benefits provided by the CIR include $650 per year for educational supplies and a one time $1,500 Continuing Education stipend. Residents will receive 4 weeks paid vacation as well as 10 Federal holidays.


• Jacobi Medical Center
• North Central Bronx Hospital
• Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Admission Requirements

All applications must be submitted through PASS and applicants must participate through National Matching Service. Documents already included in PASS do not need to be sent to the program directly. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the PASS website, as well as the Program’s website for up to date information. Incomplete applications will not be considered after the program deadline. Jacobi Medical Center's Post-graduate Pediatric Dentistry Program is listed with the National Matching Service as Program #440303.

Requirements to apply to program:

• Must be a student/graduate of an accredited U.S. or Canadian Dental School.
• Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination.
• Must be proficient in the English language.
• Must report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code in PASS Application.

Applicants must submit the following directly to the program in support of their PASS applications:

• Must submit a digital photograph in JPEG or TIFF format
• Must submit a current enrollment letter or certification of any previous residency training if applicable, e.g.: GPR, AEGD, etc.
• Must submit an application-processing fee of $50 payable to "Jacobi Medical Center"

Requirements upon Matching and before enrollment in the program:

• Must have earned a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school.
• Must submit original dental school diploma directly to the program for verification.
• Must have passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination.
• Must submit original National Dental Board Dental Examination score report.
• Must submit official dental school transcript.
• Must submit official pre-dental college transcripts.
• Must successfully complete the institution's credentialing process.

Program Strengths

• Active ambulatory and inpatient pediatric departments
• Diverse patient population
• Excellent medical staff support
• Full-time program director
• Extensive opportunities to provide care to children with developmental and medical complexities
• Availability of attending dentists in all specialty areas
• Extensive experience in OR, IV and Oral Sedation Techniques
• Wide variety of experience in Behavioral Techniques
• Orthodontic Lectures and experience with Interceptive Techniques
• Rigorous preparation for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying and Oral Clinical Examinations
• Faculty commitment to providing up-to-date information regarding scientific and clinical issues, as well as the career development of residents

Program Faculty

Pediatric Dentistry
Farhad Yeroshalmi, DMD*- Program Director
Keith S. Margulis, DDS, MPH* - Associate Director
Meredeth Glenn, DDS*
Paul Chu, DDS*
Sky Berdahl, DDS*
Daniel Nyer, DMD
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Anesthesiology
Barry Langsam, DDS*
Steve Krauss, DDS, MPH*
Dhvanit Patel, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Anesthesiology

Dental Public Health
Victor Badner, DMD, MPH*
Nadia Laniado, DDS, MPH
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Maynard Goldberg, DDS
Jeffrey Linden, DMD

General Dentistry
Anita Agarwal, DMD
Michael Gershanok, DDS
Peter Gershenson, DDS
Joel Green, DDS
Christine Heng, DDS*
Jemima Louis, DMD
Robert Margolin, DDS
Martin Kimmel, DDS
Josephine Sullivan, DMD
Aneta Wojcik, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Arthur Adamo, DDS
Adam Arnoldt, DDS*
Jason Baker, DDS*
Daniel Buchbinder, DMD, MD*
Stephen Gelfman, MD, DDS*
Barry Langsam, DDS
Benn Lieberman, DMD*
Kerry McEntee, DMD, MD
David Sheinkopf, DDS*
Michael Turner, DDS, MD*
Tasios Vakkas, MD, DMD*
*Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Mairaj Ahmed, DDS*
Kenneth Cooperman, DDS*
Myron Gurman, DDS*
Timothy Levine, DMD
Maggie Mintzberg, DDS
*Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Denise How, DMD

Stanley Weinstock, DDS
James Verna, DMD

Special Care Dentistry
Farah Alam, DDS
Patricia Dibos, DMD*
Steve Krauss, DDS, MPH*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
40 Part-Time
8 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: $61,670.32 First Year
$64,220.69 Second Year
$69,322.53 Third Year
Application: 50 Fee
October 1st of Preceding Matriculation Year 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: 1:30
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
Community Clinics
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 25 Chair/Operatories
9 Clinic Receptionist
22 Dental Assistants
3 Dental Hygienists

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