Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Education Program 
BronxCare Health System
1775 Grand Concourse 6th floor
Bronx, New York 10453
Phone: (718) 901-8410
Fax: 718-901-8162

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.


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

Ann A Layvey-Tardalo DMD, MPH
Program Director, Advanced Education Program In Pediatric Dentistry
BronxCare Health System
1775 Grand Concourse 6th floor
Bronx, New York 10453


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.


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 $66,972. Second Year Stipend is $70,925. No Tuition.


BronxCare Health System 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:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D.
  • 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

Ingrid A. Dowrich, D.D.S., Chair, Department of Dentistry, Oral Surgery*
Ann A Layvey-Tardalo D.M.D., MPH, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry* 
Soon Kwon, D.M.D., Associate Director, Pediatric Dentistry* 
Marc Brown, D.D.S., Director, Oral Surgery*
Peter Antonellis, D.M.D., Director, Orthodontics*
Sheree Morgan, D.D.S., Director, General Practice
Jerica Cook, D.D.S., Associate Director, General Practice
Sarah Ahn, D.D.S., M.Sc., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Frances Eng, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Keith Keller, D.M.D., Orthodontics*
Khrystyna Leskiv, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* 
Ningkun Li, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Bharat Mankad, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Dhvanit Patel, D.D.S., Attending, Dental Anesthesia
Lydia Salama, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Evelyn Tejeda, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* 


School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
4 Part-Time
6 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 6
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: $66,972 First Year
$70,925 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: 1:30
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: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes, weekly Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 10 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
8 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists