Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Lincoln Medical Center
234 E. 149th Street, 2A8
Bronx, NY 10451
Program Contact: Selene Wun, DDS, MHA, Program Director, wuns@nychhc.org

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month long program offering 2 residency positions per year.

Program Type



The application deadline is October 1st of the year preceding matriculation. The program participates in MATCH, and applications are received through PASS. Applications must include a minimum of three professional evaluations, NBDE results, dental and pre-professional transcripts, a personal statement and a curriculum vitae.


The residency program provides a comprehensive postdoctoral experience that incorporates a curriculum entrenched in didactics, clinical proficiency and research methodology within in a culturally diverse community. Residents receive advanced training consistent with the scope of Pediatric Dentistry, specific to the preventive and therapeutic care of children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs.


The 24-month training program includes experience in outpatient and in-patient care across the entire spectrum of pediatric dentistry, including oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, sedation and oral medicine. Didactic training will be provided through lectures, seminars, case-based studies and Journal Club review of scientific literature in accordance with the AAPD Reference Manual. Interdisciplinary team experiences include off-service rotations in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Emergency Room, Pediatric Medicine and Special Health Care Needs. Residents will also attend conferences at the Congenital Craniofacial Care Center at Jacobi Medical Center and rotate at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center to obtain additional training in providing care to patients with special health care needs.

Program Stipend and Tuition

The first year is $66,247. The second year is $68,989. There is no tuition. 


Lincoln Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center
Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, Montefiore Medical Center

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Lincoln pediatric dental residency program must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Graduate of ADA- accredited US or Canadian Dental School
  • Dental school and pre-professional school transcript(s)
  • Results from the NBDE (Part I and II) or INDBDE
  • Participation in National Matching Services
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement describing goals and objectives for entering the program
  • 3 professional reference letters

Program Strengths

  • Culturally diverse patient population
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Availability of specialists (endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics)
  • Newly constructed pediatric dental facility

Program Faculty

Robert Pellecchia, DDS, Chairman, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Selene Wun, DDS, MHA, Program Director
Soon Kwon, DMD, Associate Program Director
Maryam Akbari, DMD, MD, MPH
Fadel Carcamo, DMD
Chien Lam, DMD
Arnold Liebman, DDS
Kyle Malstrom, DDS
Gunanand Persaud, Jr., DDS
Lydia Salama, DDS
Jadwiga Stec, DDS
Daniel Sultan, DDS, MD
Zeynep Ulku, DDS
Edward Woodbine, DDS

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based, certificate
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 5 Full-Time
9 Part-Time
8 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: None
Tuition Out-Of-State: None
Salary/Stipend: $66,247 First Year
$68,989 Second Year
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Participant in PASS: No
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:
Clinical experience offered: Orthodontics
Conscious sedation
Hospital rotations
General anesthesia
Emergency call
Operating room
Oral surgery
Infant oral health
Medically compromised
Mentally disabled
Craniofacial disorders
Minimal and moderate sedations
Behavior guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Case presentations
Morbidity and mortality conferences
Facilities: 5 Chair/Operatories
1 Clinic Receptionist
5 Dental Assistants
1 Dental Hygienists