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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Stony Brook University

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 122 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
Phone: 631-632-8902
Fax: 631-632-8717
Email: fred.ferguson@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Combined Hospital and University-based certificate program

Application

The application deadline is September 2 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Pediatric Dentistry Program will participate in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program. There is no supplemental application.
Applicants must be graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the United States or Canada. Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry can be directed to:

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 122 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
631-632-8902

Description

Curriculum

The Stony Brook University Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program offers a strong didactic component including but not limited to the basic sciences, advanced pediatric dentistry instruction, advanced orthodontic instruction, periodical review sessions, case presentations, research and teaching of pre-doctoral students. The didactic curriculum complements the residents’ clinical experiences. The core curriculum offers the knowledge and experience required in the medical and dental management of the pediatric and special needs patient. In addition, the curriculum meets the eligibility requirements of the ADA Committee on Dental Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination.

Pediatric Dentistry residents will deliver comprehensive dental care to an ethnically, socially and financially diverse population of outpatients and inpatients. Out-patient facilities include; the School of Dental Medicine, Community Health Centers and Indian Reservations. Faculty from all dental disciplines are on staff at the SDM.

The Pediatric Dentistry program will have a strong community service component. Residents will participate in oral health programs within school based, Head Start and WIC programs and local community health centers. The resident will participate in health care provider, allied health staff and caregiver education and provide oral health services in the underserved areas of Suffolk County.

Program Stipend and Tuition

The annual salaries of the pediatric dentistry residents are competitive with those offered in the greater New York area. No tuition is charged. Current information is available upon request. Housing, parking and meals are readily available.

Facilities

The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is affiliated with two regional medical centers. The Stony Brook University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital are dedicated to quality patient care in addition to post graduate clinical training, education and research. Both Stony Brook and Winthrop Hospitals include an extensive network of children’s health services including a comprehensive range of pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists and pediatric residency programs.

A General Practice Residency Program is sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital in collaboration with the School of Dental Medicine (SDM). The School of Dental Medicine also supports post-graduate programs in Orthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics and a Master’s/Ph.D program in Oral Biology.

Admission Requirements


  • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination
  • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent
  • Submit an original dental school diploma directly to the program (not to PASS)
  • Eligible for state dental license
  • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school

Program Strengths


  • Strong affiliation with two regional medical centers
  • School of Dental Medicine rotation allows for easy access to a variety of dental specialists with extensive experience in education, research and clinical therapies.
  • Opportunity for experience with a socially, culturally, and economically diverse patient population
  • Modern clinic facilities
  • Comprehensive training in both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of the pediatric and special needs patient

Program Faculty

George Bruder III, D.M.D., Assistant Professor, Endodontics*
Debra Cinotti, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dental Care for Developmentally Disabled
Alexander Dagum, M.D., Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery*
Richard D. Faber D.D.S., Clinical Professor, Orthodontics*
Fred S. Ferguson D.M.D. Distinguished Teaching Professor, Program Director, Children's Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry*
Joan Korins D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Howard R. Miller D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Robert Reiner, D.M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesia
Louis W. Ripa, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry*
Antonio Russo D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics*
Maria Ryan, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor, Periodontics
Mark Salerno D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor*
Robert Schindel D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics*
Steven S. Schwartz D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthodontics
Rhona Sherwin, D.D.S, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Dawn Sosnick, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Denise Trochesset, D.D.S., Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology*
H. Barry Waldman, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Public Health *
Maria Cordero-Ricardo, DMD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Zackary T. Faber, DDS, MDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthodontics*
Hechang Huang, DDS, MSD, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Orthodontics*
Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor and Chair; Associate Dean, Office of Research and Faculty Development
Ross E. Gruber, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Marcie Lebovic, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Michael Reale, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry


* Board Certified



School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
20 Part-Time
9 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure:
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State: 0 First Year
0 Second Year
0 Third Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: Competitive, includes benefits Contact program First Year
Competitive, includes benefits Contact program Second Year
Application: PASS November 1 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
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:
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
Research Requirement: Thesis
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 6 Chair/Operatories
1 Clinic Receptionist