Division of Pediatric Dentistry 
134-20 Jamaica Avenue Axel Bldg
3rd Floor
Jamaica, New York 11418
Phone: 718-892-6982
Email: JWeiss1@jhmc.org

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


Match application with number required. Application MUST be made through the PASS program. Please have your application complete by Sept. 1. The absolute deadline is Sept 15.


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 health care 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

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

First Year: $65,172.97
Second Year: $70,653.62


  • 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

  • Motivated Residency Faculty
  • OR (2 Hospitals JHMC and FHMC)
  • ER, Anesthesia, Pediatric Medicine rotation interactions with residents and faculty
  • Frenectomy laser training/WIC & lactation specialist interactions
  • Strong hospital component
  • Excellent resources for didactic component of program
  • Vast and varied clinical experiences
  • Participation in organized dentistry

Program Faculty

Dr. Sam Abettan*: PediatricDr. Marina Abramov*: PediatricDr. Sarah Ahn*: PediatricDr. Francis Eng- Ortho.Dr. Neal Herman: Pediatric SCD*Dr. Deborah Pasquale -FrenectomyDr. Jeannine Weiss* Pediatric , NDBA SCD*Dr. Trina Sengupta OMS*Dr. Harry Sacks OMS*Dr. Lisa Valins- OrthoDr. Maria Maranga -Endo*Dr. Rebecca Binder- GP/Sleep ApneaDr. Gurinder Singh- ORDr. Ben Solomowitz Dental Anes*Dr. Muhammed Raza- PerioDr. Harold Biller- Practice ManagementDr. Allan Mohr - ProsthoDr. Warren Kaggen; Time Management /Patient flowDr. Barry Fischman- Prostho.Dr. Arthur Malayev Endo support/restoNeil Cohen- General DentistryDr. Joe Lichter- General DentistryDr.Edward Lustbader Literature reviewDr. Michael Mand- Endo Support/Practice tipsDr. Nancy Marin Rojas- Restorative

* Board-Certified Specialist

School Profile

Program Type: Certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 1 Full-Time
24 Part-Time
11 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Restrictions: No Moonlighting
State Licensure Required to Begin Program: No
Number of Entering Positions: 2
Tuition In-State: United States
Tuition Out-Of-State: NY
Salary/Stipend: Salary
Application Fee and Deadline: NA
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: Lectures
Literature Review
Other (please specify below)
Other Didactic Experience Description, if Applicable: Online Webinars
Research Requirement: Data Collection Projectt
Other Research Requirement, if Applicable: 2nd year data supported research to be submitted to AAPD meetting. Case Reports to be completed in 1st year and submitted to GNYDM, SCD or AAPD
Teaching Experience: 1-2 Clinic Half-Days
Daily Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 4 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
12 Dental Assistants
3 Dental Hygienists