Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20010
Phone: (202) 476-4606
Fax: (202) 476-3102
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24-month program commencing July 1 of each year. Four new positions are offered each year.
The program is entirely based in a children's hospital, is affiliated with George Washington University Medical Center, and offers a certificate following successful completion of clinical and academic requirements.
The department participates in the PASS program. Match Program participation required.
The program in Pediatric Dentistry is a children's hospital based program that offers an unusually broad exposure to all relevant components of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to extensive management of primary care patients, the residents actively participate in care for patients with special needs and those who are medically compromised. The Children's National Medical Center is an internationally renowned, quaternary care institution that provides experience to dental residents in the multidisciplinary management of patients. The institution also sponsors a large and active Craniofacial Center that Pediatric Dental Residents actively participate in as part of the craniofacial team. The primary emphasis through all of these activities is to integrate clinical experience with didactic knowledge.
The Pediatric Dental residents are responsible for the comprehensive care of all patients. In order to provide a high level of care, the Pediatric Dental residents have available to them a large number of other specialists and support personnel with whom they may consult in the treatment of cases requiring a multidisciplinary approach. The Faculty include an endodontist, periodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral pathologists, and orthodontist on staff.
The Pediatric Dental Residents receive extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric dental care, including: well children, children with special health care needs, minor and major dental traumas, sedation techniques, orthodontics and operating room experience.
An ongoing lecture and seminar series offers approximately 20 hours or more each month of formal presentations and case reviews and includes active participation by staff and residents in an interactive environment. Didactic training includes lectures in pediatric dentistry, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, prevention, sedation techniques, radiology, pharmacology, oral pathology, biostatistics, orthodontics and special patient care. Journal Club and Literature Review supplement formal weekly Treatment Planning seminars.
Program Stipend and Tuition
The first year resident (PGY-1) receives $62,202 and fringe benefits. The second year resident (PGY-2) receives $65,762 plus fringe benefits. These are subject to annual escalators and cost of living increases.
The Pediatric Dental clinic has eight fully functional operatories. Each of these treatment areas is equipped for four handed dentistry and has a central nitrous oxide unit. Five of the operatories are private rooms, with individual x-ray units.
Located within the modern 300 bed Children's National Medical Center, the Pediatric Dental Residency is part of a significant educational, research and teaching institution that is responsible for the training and education of many varied pediatric subspecialists. In addition to these resources, residents have available to them all of the ancillary resources within the hospital center.
Applicants must meet the following criteria, in order to be considered for admission:
- Must possess either a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an ADA accredited dental school
- Personal interview
- Participate in the PASS and Match Program
- Diverse patient population
- Extensive clinical experience utilizing a multidisciplinary approach
- Excellent medical staff support
- Dental education supervised by full time and part time attending staff with excellent attending to resident ratios
- Extensive emergency room, sedation and operating room experience
- Excellent institutional resources for in-depth management of medically compromised and children with special health care needs
- Faculty includes an orthodontist, oral surgeon, endodontist and periodontist, allowing for a more meaningful educational experience and ability to provide truly comprehensive care.
*Erik Scheifele, D.M.D., Chief, Division Oral Health
*Anupama Rao Tate, D.M.D., Director of Advocacy and Research
*Mitali Patel, D.D.S., Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry
Linda A. Hallman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Program Director, Orthodontics
*Jonelle Grant, D.D.S., Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
* Golnar Jahanmir, D.D.S., Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
*Rishita Jaju, D.M.D., Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
*Harold Pincus, D.D.S., Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry
*Julian Moiseiwitsch, B.D.S., Ph.D., Instructor, Endodontics
*Richard Green, D.D.S., M.S., Instructor, Periodontics
*George Obeid, D.D.S., Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
*Ravi Agarwal, D.D.S., Program Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Gary R. Warnock, D.D.S. Instructor, Oral Pathology
* = Boarded in their specialty
|Program Faculty:||2 Full-Time
11 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||4|
|Salary/Stipend:||62,022 First Year
65,762 Second Year
October 2 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:||1:50|
Infant Oral Health
|Research Requirement:||Data Collection Project|
|Teaching Experience:||1 Clinic Half-Days
5 Clinic Receptionist
8 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists