Pediatric Dental Residency Program 
Department of Dentistry
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building #1, Suite 3NE1
Bronx, New York 10461
Phone: (718) 918-3180
Fax: (718) 918-6147
Email: farhad.yeroshalmi@nychhc.org
Web: http://www.jacobidental.org/

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program

Application

The application deadline is October 1st of the year preceding matriculation. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the program’s website for most up to date information, and submit their applications and supporting documents in advance of the program deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered after the program deadline. The program participates in both the National Match and PASS programs. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

Dr. Farhad Yeroshalmi
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program 
Jacobi Medical Center 
Department of Pediatric Dentistry 
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Building #1, Suite 3NE1 
Bronx, New York 10461

Description

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. A broad exposure to all aspects of pediatric dentistry is offered. Jacobi Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the Bronx or Southern Westchester that interacts closely with the dental service. The patient population at the hospital is ethnically diverse and includes well children, developmentally, physically, medically and mentally compromised children and adults.

Curriculum

Pediatric Dentistry residents receive clinical and didactic training from attendings representing all dental specialties and appropriate medical specialties. Hospital rotations include: Pediatric Medicine (Ambulatory and Inpatient), Anesthesia, Ambulatory Surgery, and Pediatric Emergency room. During the first and second years, the residents receive training in special patient care through a rotation to the Rose F. Kennedy Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, located on the Jacobi Medical Center site. Literature review, treatment planning seminars and a research project are major components of the educational experience.

Program Stipend and Tuition

All dental residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) and receive the same salary as the medical residents. Post Graduate Year (PGY) levels are defined as a year of service in a residency training program which is certified as having been completed by the appropriate hospital authority, i.e. GPR, AEGD, etc. Residents also receive an additional $3,000 annual food allowance. Additional educational benefits provided by the CIR include $650 per year for educational supplies and a one time $1,500 Continuing Education stipend. Residents will receive 4 weeks paid vacation as well as 10 Federal holidays.

Facilities

Jacobi Medical Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Admission Requirements

All applications must be submitted through PASS and applicants must participate through National Matching Service. Documents already included in PASS do not need to be sent to the program directly. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the PASS website, as well as the Program’s website for up to date information. Incomplete applications will not be considered after the program deadline. Jacobi Medical Center's Post-graduate Pediatric Dentistry Program is listed with the National Matching Service as Program #440303.

Requirements to apply to program:

  • Must be a student/graduate of an accredited U.S. or Canadian Dental School.
  • Must have passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Must report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code in PASS Application.

Applicants must submit the following directly to the program in support of their PASS applications:

  • Must submit a digital photograph in JPEG or TIFF format
  • Must submit a current enrollment letter or certification of any previous residency training if applicable, e.g.: GPR, AEGD, etc.
  • Must submit an application-processing fee of $50 payable to "NYMA Dental Research & Education Fund"

Requirements upon Matching and before enrollment in the program:

  • Must have earned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school.
  • Must submit original dental school diploma directly to the program for verification.
  • Must have passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination.
  • Must submit original National Dental Board Dental Examination score report.
  • Must submit official dental school transcript.
  • Must submit official pre-dental college transcripts.
  • Must successfully complete the institution's credentialing process.

Program Strengths

  • Active ambulatory and inpatient pediatric departments 
  •  Diverse patient population 
  •  Excellent medical staff support 
  •  Full-time program director 
  •  Extensive opportunities to provide care to children with developmental and medical complexities 
  • Availability of attending dentists in all specialty areas 
  •  Extensive experience in OR, IV and Oral Sedation Techniques 
  •  Wide variety of experience in Behavioral Techniques 
  •  Orthodontic Lectures and experience with Interceptive Techniques 
  •  Rigorous preparation for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying and Oral Clinical Examinations
  • Faculty commitment to providing up-to-date information regarding scientific and clinical issues, as well as the career development of residents

Achievements of our Graduates

2018 - 1st Quintile score in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
2017 – James R. Roche Award of Excellence, The Foundation of the College of Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 
Honoring the highest score in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

2016 – 1st Place My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session
Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, honoring the Top 3% scores in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
1st Quintile score in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

2015 – Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, honoring the Top 3% scores in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 
1st Quintile score in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

2014 – Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, honoring the Top 3% scores in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 
1st Quintile score in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
1st Quintile score in the In-service Examination of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

2012 – 1st Quintile score in the In-service Examination of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

2010 – Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, honoring the Top 3% scores in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Program Faculty

Pediatric Dentistry
Farhad Yeroshalmi, D.M.D.*- Program Director
Keith S. Margulis, D.D.S., M.P.H.* - Associate Director
Meredeth Glenn, D.D.S.*
Paul Chu, D.D.S.*
Daniel Nyer, D.M.D.
Luminita A. Schiop, D.D.S.*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Anesthesiology
Barry Langsam, D.D.S.*
Steven Krauss, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Dhvanit Patel, D.D.S.
Mana Saraghi, D.M.D.*
*Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Dental Public Health
Victor Badner, D.M.D., M.P.H.*
Christine Heng, D.D.S., M.P.H.*
Nadia Laniado, D.D.S., M.P.H.*
*Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Endodontics 
Diane Heller, D.D.S.

General Dentistry 
Anita Agarwal, D.M.D.
Michael Gershanok, D.D.S.
Peter Gershenson, D.D.S.
Joel Green, D.D.S.
Christine Heng, D.D.S.
Jemima Louis, D.M.D.
Robert Margolin, D.D.S.
Martin Kimmel, D.D.S.
Lila Nikkhah, D.D.S.
Josephine Sullivan, D.M.D.
Aneta Wojcik, D.D.S.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

Adam Arnoldt, D.D.S.* 
Jason Baker, D.D.S.*
Daniel Buchbinder, D.M.D., M.D.*
Ruben Cohen, D.D.S.*
Stephen Gelfman, M.D., D.D.S.*
Barry Langsam, D.D.S.
Benn Lieberman, D.M.D.*
Kerry McEntee, D.M.D., M.D.* 
Michael Turner, D.D.S., M.D.*
Tasios Vakkas, M.D., D.M.D.* 
*Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics 
Mairaj Ahmed, D.D.S.*
Kenneth Cooperman, D.D.S.*
Myron Gurman, D.D.S.*
Nadia Laniado, D.D.S., M.P.H. 
Timothy Levine, D.M.D.*
Margareth Mintzberg, D.D.S.
*Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Periodontics 
Rosamarie How, D.M.D.

Prosthodontics 
James Verna, D.M.D. 
Stanley Weinstock, D.D.S. 


Special Care Dentistry 
Farah Alam, D.D.S. 
Patricia Dibos, D.M.D.*
Steven Krauss, D.D.S., M.P.H.* 
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

 

School Profile

 

Program Type: Hospital-based
Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
40 Part-Time
8 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: $61,670.32 First Year
$64,220.69 Second Year
$69,322.53 Third Year
Application: 50 Fee
October 1st of Preceding Matriculation Year 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:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA 
accredited dental schools 
considered:
Yes
Non-US citizens from foreign 
dental schools considered:
No
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
Outreach
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 25 Chair/Operatories
9 Clinic Receptionist
22 Dental Assistants
3 Dental Hygienists