Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
One Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11212
Phone: (718) 240-5743
Fax: (718) 240-6069
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24-month program commencing July 1 of each year. Four (4) new positions are offered each year.
Hospital-based certificate program.
The application deadline is October 31 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to the Residency Program Administrator, Pediatric Dental Residency Program, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, One Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212
The program is a hospital-based program with a hospital-based program with a strong emphasis on the integration of clinical service with didactic knowledge. Extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric dental care is available, including well children, developmentally disabled children, minor and major trauma and O.R exposure.
All dental specialties are represented and residents are exposed to and actively participate in orthodontics, growth guidance, endodontics, periodontics, sedation techniques and oral surgery.
Pediatric Dental Residents receive formal education through seminars, hospital rotations, course work at affiliated institutions and continuing education courses. Hospital Rotations in Pediatrics and Anesthesia, as well as an extensive course in Physical Diagnosis serve to integrate the pediatric dental resident into the hospital mainstream.
Full-Time coverage of clinical activity is provided through Board-eligible and Board -certified pediatric dentists. Consultants in all other specialties are available to guide residents in a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Dental Care.
Didactic training includes lectures on pediatric dentistry, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, prevention, sedation techniques, radiology, oral pathology, bio-statistics, orthodontics, special patient care and pharmacology, Journal club and literature review supplement formal weekly treatment planning seminar.
Program Stipend and Tuition
The first-year resident (PGY 1) receives $58,135 plus fringe benefits. The second-year resident (PGY 2) receives $63,126 plus fringe benefits.
The pediatric dental cluster is a recently renobvated wing of the dental clinic. It contains six operatories fully equipped for auxiliary utilization. Additionally, private consultation rooms are available for residents.
Each operatory in the pediatric dental cluster contains its own x-ray unit and central nitrous oxide unit.
Located within the over 400 bed Brookdale hospital medical center, residents have available to them all the facilities and resources of the teaching hospital. This includes active participation in the emergency room, various hospital services, clinical laboratories and the O.R. A recently completed Oral Maxillofacial suite is adjacent to the dental clinic.
Each operatory in the Pediatric Dental Cluster contains its own x-ray unit and central Nitrous Oxide unit.
Located within the over 400 bed Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, residents have available to them all the facilities and resources of the teaching hospital. This includes active participation in the Emergency Room, various hospital services, clinical laboratories and the O.R. A recently completed Oral Maxillofacial suite is adjacent to the Dental Clinic.
Applicants must have available the following items to be considered for admission:
- DDS or DMD from an accredited American or canadian Dental School.
- Must be eligible for limited permit in New York State.
- Three letters of recommendation , include one from dean
- Dental School transcripts
- Personal Interview
- Diverse Patient Population
- Extensive clinical and multidisciplinary exposure with active participation
- Excellent medical staff support
- Dental Education supervised by Full me and Voluntary staff.
- Extensive emergency room and operating room experience
- Comprehensive orthodontic and growth guidance training.
- Practice management and private office considerations
- Full service medical library on campus.
*Sheeba Kurian, BDS, DDS (Pediatric dentistry)- Program Director
*Leonard Gallo, DDS (Pediatric dentistry)
Mannie Levi, DDS (Pediatric dentistry)
Robert Degano, DMD (Pediatric dentistry)
Alena Sergaeva, DDS (Pediatric dentistry)
Rekha Gehani, DDS (Consultant Orthodontics)
Francis Eng, DDS (Consultant Orthodontics)
Vito Cardo, Jr. DDS ( Program chairman/ oral surgeon)
Joshua Segal, DDS (Oral surgeon)
Maria Maranga, DDS (consultant endodontist)
Jessica Figueroa, DDS ( GPR attending)
|Program Faculty:||2 Full-Time
2 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Must be eligible for N.Y. state limited permit
|Number of Entering Positions:||4|
|Salary/Stipend:||58,135 First Year
63, 731 Second Year
Varies Third Year
|Application:||October 31st Deadline|
|Participant in National
|Participant in PASS:||Yes|
|Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|US citizens from foreign dental
|Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
|Acceptance Applicant Ratio:|
Infant Oral Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
|Research Requirement:||Data Collection Project|
|Teaching Experience:||Yes Lecture/Presentations|
4 Clinic Receptionist
3 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists