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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University of Rochester

Dentistry Residency Program
Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Eastman Department of Dentistry
625 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
Phone: (585) 276-3145
Fax: (585) 442-7504

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning late June of each year. Six new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

University-based, hospital-affiliated certificate program


The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to: Dr. Sean McLaren, Residency Program Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 625 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620;


The residency program in pediatric dentistry offers training in all aspects of the specialty. The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation has approved the program without reporting requirements. Outpatient treatment occurs primarily at the Eastman Dental Center. Residents also provide care at a number of different community outreach clinics under the direct supervision of attending pediatric dentists. Children with special health care needs are also treated at the Eastman Dental Center. For patients that require general anesthesia, treatment is performed in the Pediatric Surgical Suite at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital and the URMC Ambulatory Surgical Center at Sawgrass. Upon completion of the program, residents receive a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meet the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.


All residents attend regularly scheduled lecture series presented by leading practitioners and researchers on basic and applied topics such as oral disease prevention, epidemiology, and cariology along with scientific foundations and evidenced-based practice in clinical pediatric dentistry, growth and development, and pediatric medicine. The Pediatric Dentistry residency program also includes courses in: behavior management, pediatric pharmacology and sedation, interceptive orthodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, pathology, periodontology, pulp therapy, head and neck traumatic injuries, dental care for the handicapped and medically compromised patient, and pediatric physical diagnosis. Intensive clinical rotations in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine are provided for all residents. All residents must prepare and present a research project with application to pediatric dentistry to achieve certification. Those interested in graduate studies may expand these projects and combine them with course work at the University of Rochester leading to an advanced academic degree after one or more additional years of study.

Program Stipend and Tuition

No tuition is charged. Single and family health plans are available thru the University of Rochester (costs maybe associated with these plans).
2013-2014 Stipend: $46,132 for year 1; $49,371 for year 2


Eastman Dental Center
Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital
URMC Ambulatory Surgical Center at Sawgrass
Community Dentistry Outreach Sites in the City of Rochester

Admission Requirements

D.D.S., D.M.D. or non-U.S. equivalent
Dental and pre-professional education transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Personal interview
Eligibility for New York dental license

Program Strengths

Abundant educational resources through the University of Rochester
Flexibility to suit the individual interests and goals of each student
Availability of hospital facilities and experience in treating children in that setting
Training in the care of a diverse pediatric population including well child care, treatment of children with special health care needs, and adolescent dentistry

Program Faculty

Robert Berkowitz, DDS, Professor and Chair, Pediatric Dentistry
Sean McLaren DDS, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Aliakbar Bahreman, DDS MS, Professor, Orthodontics
David Levy DMD MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Chiataw Huang DDS, Assistant Professor, Community Dentistry
Lisa DeLucia, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Erin Shope, DMD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
Gerald Rosen, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Brian Winslow, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Daniel Glowinsky DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Steven Meinhold DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Dentistry
Doron Kochman DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Soraya Steinhilber, DMD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
Robert Willis, D.D.S., Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry*
*Board certified

School Profile

Program Type: Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
10 Part-Time
6 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
Late June Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 46,132 First Year
49,371 Second Year
Application: October 1 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: 1:20
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
Teaching Experience: Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 17 Chair/Operatories
2 Clinic Receptionist
9 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists