Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program 
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467-2490
Phone: (718) 920-5996
Fax: (718) 515-5419

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


The application deadline is September 15 of the year preceding matriculation. Participation in PASS is highly recommended. Participation in MATCH is mandatory. PASS applications must include a minimum of three (3) professional evaluations, NBDE results, dental and pre-professional educational transcripts and a resume.


This residency is a hospital-based program that offers a broad exposure to all relevant components of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to extensive management of primary care patients, residents actively participate in care for the developmentally disabled, as well as for the medically compromised. A well-rounded didactic program serves to integrate clinical experience with academic knowledge.


The Pediatric Dentistry Resident will receive extensive didactic and clinical instruction or learning experiences in all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry. The resident will have abundant opportunities to provide both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs. The program curriculum encompasses topics such as:

  • Advocacy 
  • Behavior guidance
  • Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology 
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Growth and development 
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Hospital dentistry 
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Oral facial injury and emergency care 
  • Oral diagnosis
  • Oral medicine 
  • Oral pathology
  • Physical diagnosis 
  • Practice management
  • Prevention and health promotion 
  • Pulp therapy
  • Sedation (nitrous oxide, enteral, IM/IV) 
  • Treatment planning.

Didactic instruction is provided via participation in lectures, seminars, and adjunctive continuing education courses. Clinical learning experiences occur in conjunction with program faculty during regularly assigned patient care sessions or with medical faculty on hospital rotations.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First-year stipend is $73,584 and second-year stipend is $76,830. Fringe benefits include 4 weeks paid vacation, complimentary health insurance and daily meal plan. Subsidized housing and parking is available by lottery. Tuition is $5,000 per year.


  • Montefiore Medical Center - Schiff Pavilion Dental Clinic
  • Montefiore Medical Park – Jarrett Place Dental Clinic
  • Prospect Avenue Dental Clinic – South Bronx
  • North Broadway Dental Clinic – Riverdale
  • Rose F. Kennedy Center – Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or be eligible for licensure in New York State.

Program Strengths

  • Extensive clinical exposure
  • Diverse patient population
  • Dental education supervised by board certified full-time and part-time faculty
  • Abundant dental support staff
  • Extensive operating room and sedation experience
  • Modern clinical facilities featuring digital radiography, paperless charting, and electronic scheduling
  • Excellent institutional resources for in-depth management of medically compromised and developmentally disabled children
  • Interaction with other dental and non-dental post-graduate programs
  • Thorough preparation for ABPD examinations

Program Faculty

Alice Lee, D.D.S.* (Program Director)
Nuntiya Kakanantadilok, D.M.D* (Director of Resident Education)
Grace Encarnacion Chin, D.D.S.* (Broadway Site Director)
Janna Danbe, D.M.D.*
Eytan Chen, D.M.D.*
Mary Sayegh, D.M.D.*


School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
3 Part-Time
7 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Registration with New York State
Number of Entering Positions: 10
Tuition In-State: 5,000 First Year
5,000 Second Year
Tuition Out-Of-State: 5,000 First Year
5,000 Second Year
Salary/Stipend: 73,584 First Year
76,830 Second Year
Application: September 15 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: 1:25
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
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 16 Chair/Operatories
6 Clinic Receptionist
13 Dental Assistants
0 Dental Hygienists