Division of Pediatric Dentistry 
506 Lenox Ave
MLK Building, RM 6215
New York, New York 10037
Phone: 212-939-2883
Fax: 212-939-2885
Email: jkstallworth@gmail.com

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of EVERY OTHER YEAR. Four new positions are offered every other year.

Program Type

Hospital-based program with Columbia University affiliation; this program is open only to U.S. or Canadian dental school graduates who are licensed or eligible for limited permit/licensure in the state of New York


The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. The Harlem Hospital Center, Division of Pediatric Dentistry Program will participate in the American Dental Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service Program. There is no supplemental application. We accept 4 residents every other year. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to Ms. Alexandra Boddie, Harlem Hospital Center, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, 506 Lenox Ave, MLK Building, RM 6215, New York, NY 10037


The pediatric dentistry residency program is designed to prepare the graduate for an active role in clinical practice and education. The course of study includes clinically oriented, multidisciplinary basic science core courses. Clinical instruction includes: advanced clinical pediatric dentistry, interceptive orthodontics, conscious sedation, treatment of patients with special needs, pediatric medicine and pediatric anesthesiology.

The two-year certificate program enables the graduate to confidently treat the well child and the patient with special needs. The program is designed in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation Requirements for Advanced Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry and is accredited by the ADA Council on Dental Education.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

The dental department at Harlem Hospital also has an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program and a General Practice Residency Program.


Clinical curriculum includes: clinical practice in pediatric dentistry, preventive and interceptive orthodontics, nitrous oxide/oxygen psychosedation, care of special needs patients, pediatric anesthesiology and operating room protocol, oral conscious sedation and pediatric oral trauma management.

Residents spend two weeks on rotations in Pediatric Medicine Service, two weeks on the Emergency Room Service and one month in the Anesthesiology Service.

The didactic curriculum includes: pediatric dentistry theory, pediatric dentistry literature review, research methodology, oral medicine, oral pathology, orthodontics, cephalometrics, cariology, pediatric medicine, methodology in preventive dentistry and advanced pediatric dental research. Original research or other scholarly project leading to a publishable paper must be completed.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Dental residents receive the same salary as medical residents. First-year stipend is $58,874.10 Second-year stipend is $62,350.18.


Pediatric Dentistry Clinic 
Harlem Hospital Center – MLK Medical Center 

Admission Requirements

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

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school 
  • Dental education transcripts 
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from dean and/or one from pediatric dentistry chair of the dental school attended; one from director of any postdoctoral (GPR) program in which the applicant is enrolled or has participated) 
  • National Board Dental Examination results (I & II)
  • Participation with PASS and Postdoctoral Matching Program 
  • New York state dental license (temporary licensure can be arranged for
  • U.S. and Canadian graduates) 
  • Current photo (2 x 2 passport size)

Program Strengths

  • Attendings from all dental specialties represented and devoted to clinical and didactic teaching. 
  • Extensive and diverse patient pool. 
  • Extensive clinical exposure to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management techniques. 
  • Lecture series featuring faculty and practicing pediatric dentists from the greater New York metropolitan area.

Program Faculty

James R. King, D.D.S., Director, Dental Department/Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery(Full-Time)*
Jinaki Stallworth, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist, Acting Program Director (Full-time)* 
Meenakshi Madhu, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist (Full-Time)*
David Greenman, D.D.S., Oral Surgeon (Part-time)*
Mohamed Sadehi, D.D.S., Oral Surgeon (Full-time)
Patricia Miller, D.D.S., Oral Surgeon (Part-time)
Serge Madhere, D.D.S., General Dentist (Full-time)
Milchael Bolden, D.D.S., Periodontist (Full-time)
Albert Granger, D.D.S., Endodontist (Part-time)
Justine Ippolito, D.D.S., General Dentist (Part-time)
Robert North, D.D.S., General Dentist (Part Time)

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 7 Full-Time
4 Part-Time
5 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 58,874.10 First Year
62,350.18 Second Year
Application: Pass Deadline 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:  
Clinic Experience: Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Physically Disabled
Community Clinics
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 23 Chair/Operatories
6 Clinic Receptionist
20 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists