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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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Education Program
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
1775 Grand Concourse 6th floor
Bronx, New York 10453
Phone: (718) 901-8410
Fax: 718-901-8162
Email: swun@bronxleb.org

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program.

Application

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

Dr. Selene Wun
Director, Advanced Education Program In Pediatric Dentistry
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
1775 Grand Concourse 6th floor
Bronx, New York 10453

Description

The Pediatric Dental Residency Program was started in 2001 and is fully accredited by the ADA Council on Dental Education. The program offers strong clinical and didactic training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including: interceptive orthodontics, restorative, oral surgery, sedation and oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia. The patient population is ethnically diverse and includes: healthy children, as well as developmentally, physically, medically and mentally handicapped children and adults. Upon completion the resident receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum

Pediatric dental residents receive clinical and didactic training from attending dentists and physicians representing dental and medical specialties. Hospital rotations include anesthesia, pediatric medicine and pediatric emergency room. During the second year, residents rotate through the Dental Department at the Rose F. Kennedy Center located in the Bronx, for in-depth clinical training with special needs patients. Literature review, treatment planning sessions and research presentations are also major components of the educational experience.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First Year Stipend is $59,778. Second Year Stipend is $63,304. No Tuition.

Facilities

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and satellite clinics
Rose F. Kennedy Center
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

Admission Requirements

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

• DDS or DMD
• Dental and Preprofessional Education Transcripts
• Three Letter of Recommendation
• Personal Interview
• Letter Describing Interest in Pediatric Dentistry
• National Board Dental Examination Results

Program Strengths

• Extensive clinical training
• Diverse patient population
• Excellent medical/dental staff support
• Dental education supervised by full and part-time faculty
• Extensive emergency room and operating room experience
• Interaction with other institutions, for in-depth dental management of medically compromised and developmentally children and adolescents

Program Faculty

Paul Gates, DDS, MBA, Chairman, Department of Dentistry, Oral Surgery
Selene Wun, DDS, Director, Pediatric Dentistry* (full-time)
Soon Kwon, DMD, Associate Director, Pediatric Dentistry* (full-time)
Darwin Hayes, DDS, Co-Director, General Practice
Ngozi Ubu, DDS, MPH, Co-Director, General Practice
Marc Brown, DDS, Director, Oral Surgery
Nina Laracuente, DMD, Director, Orthodontics*
Peter Antonellis, DMD, Attending, Orthodontics*
Frances Eng, DDS, Attending, Orthodontics*
Elaine Greenberg, DDS, MPH, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics
Nikki Kabra, DMD, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Keith Keller, DMD, Orthodontics
Yasemin Kilical, DDS, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Soon Kwon, DMD, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* (full-time)
Khrystyna Leskiv, DDS, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* (full-time)
Lawrence Limb, DMD, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Bharat Mankad, DDS, Attending, Orthodontics*
Dhvanit Patel, DDS, Attending, Dental Anesthesia
Evelyn Tejeda, DDS, Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* (full-time)

*Board Certified



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
4 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: $59,778 First Year
$63,304 Second Year
Application: 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:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
No
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
Outreach
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes, weekly Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 10 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
8 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists