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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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Doral Center

Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry
3601 NW 107th Ave, Third Floor
Doral, Florida 33178
Phone: (305) 418-7771
Fax: (305) 418-7777
Web: http://www.mch.com

Program Length and Number of Positions

Certificate Program: This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are available each year. The Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program

Application

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

Dr. Rosie Roldan Director, Residency Program, Department of Dentistry, Nicklaus Children's Hospital Doral Center, 3601 NW 107th Ave, Third Floor, Doral, FL 33178

Description

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a busy, tertiary care teaching and community-based hospital that emphasizes quality patient care, education and research. Nicklaus Children’s has become a world leader in medical education and is the largest free-standing pediatric teaching hospital in the Southeastern United States.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Doral Center, Pediatric Dentistry services are designed to meet the unique needs of healthy infants, children and adolescents and to address the special needs of patients whose medical and dental problems are more complex. Our comprehensive dental services include:
1. Preventive dental services
2. Dental health education
3. Restorative dentistry
4. Orthodontics
5. Oral and maxillofacial surgery
6. Craniofacial Clinic
7. Outpatient sedation, general anesthesia, operating room dentistry.

This program offers a balanced curriculum of clinical and didactic material with the overall goal being to provide a broad base of knowledge in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The educational philosophy is centered on case-based learning and is designed to train clinicians for private practice. Hospital rotations of general anesthesia, pediatric emergency room and pediatric medicine are also part of the curriculum. In addition, a research project and teaching responsibilities are required components of the program.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum

Program Stipend and Tuition

There is no tuition. All residents must have a digital camera with intraoral capabilities. A stipend is available for the residents. For the fiscal years years 2016-2017 stipends are as follow:
First Year: $59,716.80
Second Year: $62,462.40

Facilities

•Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
•Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Doral Center, Pediatric Dentistry Department

Admission Requirements

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

• Must have a DMD or DDS degree,or its equivalent from an ADA recognized School of Dentistry

• Completed program application with two recent 2X2 photographs and application fee of $50.

• Dental school GPA of 3.0 or higher

• US Citizens from foreign dental schools will be considered.

This program participates in the PASS and MATCH programs, therefore applicants are expected to follow policies and rules of each entity when applying to this program. Please review the application procedures, including required application materials for our program on the PASS Web site.

Program Strengths

• Strong didactic and clinical foundation in pediatric dentistry with emphasis on pediatric medicine, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics and conscious sedation
• Respected tradition of dental care in an excellent children's hospital
• Medically diverse patient base affording extensive clinical experience
• Modern patient care facilities and a well trained staff
• Close working relationship with all hospital/medical services
• Outstanding opportunities for advanced research training

Program Faculty

Rosie Roldan D.M.D., M.D. Postdoctoral Program Director *
Oscar Arevalo, D.D.S., Sc.D., M.B.A., M.S. Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Program
Mark Webman, D.D.S., Adjunct Pediatric Dentistry Attending (part-time)*
Pedro Alquizar, D.M.D. Orthodontist (Part Time)
Carmen Briceno, D.M.D. Orthodontist (Part Time)
Melissa Meincken, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentistry Attending*
Osbel Borges, D.M.D., Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (Part Time)
Teresa Lozano, D.D.S., Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (Part Time)*
Vanessa Freitas. D.D.S*
Lesbia Drukteinis D.D.S.*
Suheily Aponte-Rodriguez D.D.S

*Board certified
+Board certified/elgible (ortho)



School Profile

Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 6 Full-Time
5 Part-Time
5 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 (orientation mid-June) Start Date
Program Accreditation:
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Salary/Stipend: 59,716.80 First Year
62,462.40 Second Year
Application: 50 Fee
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:
Yes
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
8 Clinic Receptionist
20 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists