Pediatric Dental Residency Program 
Maimonides Medical Center
Department of Dentistry
4802 Tenth Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11219

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


The application deadline is November 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Applicants must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service and the National Matching Program, as the program participates in both of these. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

Rena S. Kravitz, Program Director of the Pediatric Dental Residency Program, Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11219.


This is a two-year hospital-based program offering a composite of clinical experience and didactic instruction at the Pediatric Dental Clinic, Maimonides Medical Center and affiliated institutions (Kings County Hospital, University Hospital of Brooklyn, NYU School of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Cornell Medical Center). 

The pediatric dental residents receive extensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including both well and mentally and physically challenged children, adolescents and adults. Intensive operating room experience, conscious sedation, pediatric emergency treatment and in-hospital patient care is a large component of the program. Our residents also spend some time in a private practice. Both fixed and removable orthodontics are taught. 

Following successful completion of the certificate program, the resident will meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and can become board eligible.


Pediatric dental residents receive clinical and didactic educational training from board-certified and board-eligible attending staff members. Residents are required to attend both intra and interhospital lectures and seminars. One-month rotations in anesthesiology, pediatric medicine and pediatric emergency room are included in the program. 

Residents are required to complete a research paper each year that is of publishable quality.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year resident stipend is $73,604 with benefits and subsidized housing. Second-year stipend is $77,513 with benefits and subsidized housing.


  • Pediatric Dental Clinic
  • Maimonides Medical Center 
  • Kings County Hospital
  • University Hospital of Brooklyn
  • NYU School of Dentistry
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center 
  • Cornell Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have available the following items to be considered for admission:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an ADA-accredited dental school 
  • Eligibility for New York dental license (i.e., completion of a clinically-based postdoctoral general practice or specialty dental residency program, of at least one year's duration, prior to starting the program. Applicants with a minimum of two years of clinical experience will also be considered.)
  • Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from applicant’s dental school dean; one from department chairman; one from faculty member, director of GPR program or dentist familiar with applicant's professional capabilities 
  • National Board Dental Examination results
  • TOEFL scores for foreign applicants
  • Personal interview

Program Strengths

  • Graduates are eligible for New York State Enteral sedation license upon completion of the program. Our sedation program is certified by New York State.
  • Extensive hands-on clinical experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, operating room techniques and pediatric emergency procedures
  • Diverse patient population including not only well children, but mentally and physically challenged children, adolescents and some adults
  • Flexibility in the didactic curriculum to permit individualized study
  • Full-time board-certified program director with additional benefits of part-time attending staff in pediatric dentistry and other specialties, all involved in both clinical and operating room patients 
  • Interaction with other graduate programs

Program Faculty

David Chung, D.D.S., Program Director, Orthodontics*
Julius Berger, D.D.S., Director Division of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Orthodontics 
Alvin Fried, D.D.S., Associate Director, Division of Dentistry Dental Anesthesiology 
Rena Kravitz, D.D.S., Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Barry Jacobson, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* 
Robert Weiss, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry 
Elaine Friedman, D.D.S., Attending Dentistry, Speech Pathology* 
John Galli, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry* 
Stuart Lazow, D.D.S., Attending, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery * 
Edward Sherman, D.D.S., Attending, Dentistry* 
Larry Dober, D.D.S., Attending, Dentistry
Dikla Chazbani, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D.*
Pamela Donohue, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D.*
Eli Wagshall, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D.*
Peter Guagliano, D.D.S., Endodontist

* Board-Certified

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty:  
Program Length:  
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure:  
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: $73,604 First Year
$77,513 Second Year
Application: November 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: Orthodontics
Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: