Department of Dental Medicine & Division of Pediatric Dentistry 
134-20 Jamaica Avenue Axel Bldg
3rd Floor
Jamaica, New York 11418
Phone: 718-206-6982

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a twenty-four month program commencing July 1 of each year. 2 new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Hospital-based program


All applicants must obtain a MATCH number. Application MUST be made through the PASS program. October 1 is the deadline for application through PASS


This is a 24-month full-time hospital and health center-based CODA-accredited training program. The program offers clinical and didactic training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including: restorative dentistry, pediatric endodontic techniques, behavior management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), fixed and removable orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, oral conscious sedation, pediatric medicine, and general anesthesia. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in a hospital environment, academic institution, community healthcare facility or private practice. This program commences on July 1 of each year.


The clinical curriculum emphasizes: restorative techniques in pediatric dentistry, non-pharmacological behavior management, nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious (mild to moderate) sedation, intravenous sedation, management of cases under general anesthesia, and public health. Jamaica Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center, resulting in extensive exposure to trauma management. Hospital rotations include: pediatric medicine (inpatient and outpatient clinics), general anesthesia, ENT clinic, Adult and pediatric emergency department, pediatric critical care, and community outreach opportunities. 

The didactic curriculum emphasizes: literature review, pediatric dentistry series, orthodontic theory, orthodontic management, ,oral biology, oral medicine, pharmacology, traumatology, growth and development with focused lecture on craniofacial development, restorative techniques, special needs patient care, sedation, physical diagnosis, behavioral management, and research methods and materials This specialty program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, developmentally challenged, or victims of trauma. The program offers course work in genetics, and craniofacial biology, including the opportunity to attend monthly craniofacial conferences. There are multidisciplinary lectures with participation by general dentistry, as well as specialty-focused seminars. Pediatric dental residents will participate in daily huddles reviewing patient flow and care with their faculty and are required to present weekly cases and discuss treatment plans and options with their mentors and faculty.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $59,885 plus fringe benefits. Second-year stipend is $65,029 plus fringe benefits.

There are 4 weeks of paid vacation, as well as holidays. Residents receive some assistance to attend the annual AAPD national session. Food Stipend.


  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an accredited dental school in the US or Canada
  • Three letters of recommendation; one from a full-time faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2x2 in photo
  • 4 PPI’s from PASS
  • National Board Dental Examination results
  • Eligibility to sit for U.S. licensure boards
  • Curriculum Vitae (submit to PASS)
  • Undergraduate College Transcripts (submit to PASS)

Program Strengths

  • Strong hospital component
  • Excellent resources for didactic component of program
  • Vast and varied clinical experiences
  • Participation in organized dentistry

Program Faculty

Dr. Jeannine Weiss*
Dr. Terri Ambrose*
Dr.Trina Sengupta *O.M.S.
Dr. Harry Sacks* O.M.S.
Dr. Lisa Valins- Ortho
Dr. Maria Maranga -Endo
Dr. Ben Solomowitz Dental Anes
Dr. Richard Boguslaw- Perio
Dr. Harold Biller- Practice Management
Dr. Allan Mohr - Prostho 
Dr.Warren Kaggen; Time Management /Patient flow
Dr. Barry Fischman- Prostho.
Dr. Arthur Malayev Literature trends/resto
Dr. Arthur Hazelwood; Ethics and Public Health
Neil Cohen- Practice Management
Dr.Edward Lustbader Literature review
Dr. Michael Mand- Practice Management
Dr. Francis Eng- Ortho.
Dr. Albert Ilyavev- Electronic Charting and practice managment
Dr. Nancy Marin Rojas- Restorative

* Board Certified

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 1 Full-Time
3 Part-Time
3 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Initial Accreditation
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 2
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 59,885 First Year
65,029 Second Year
71,447 Third 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: 1:10
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
Research Requirement: Thesis
Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: 1-2 Clinic Half-Days
Daily Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 4 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
12 Dental Assistants
3 Dental Hygienists