Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
Department of Dentistry
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1187
New York, New York 10029
Phone: (212) 241-7681
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24-month program beginning July 1. Four new positions are offered each year.
Hospital-based certificate program
The application deadline is October 15 of the year preceding matriculation. All applicants must be graduates of an ADA accredited dental school. Applicant must apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service and the National Matching Program. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:
David Andrews, Residency Program Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1187, New York, NY 10029.
This is a two-year, hospital-based program offering a composite of clinical experience and didactic instruction at the Pediatric Dental Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. The pediatric dental residents receive extensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dental medicine and surgery.
A premier tertiary-care facility, The Mount Sinai Hospital draws patients from surrounding communities, across the country and around the world. As a world class academic medical center, Mount Sinai continues to attracts leaders in clinical practice and research. The hospital is a regional leader in neonatal specialty care and pediatric respiratory disease and provides exemplary patient care to all young people, offering services designed to meet the specific health and emotional needs of newborns, children, and adolescents. The Medical Center is home to Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Adolescent Health Center where scientific breakthroughs are translated into effective and responsive care for children while parents are provided support and guidance.
The pediatric dental residency program is situated in the heart of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and is closely linked with the other pediatric specialty training programs. Pediatric dental residents provide coordinated care for the medically compromised patients and work closely with attending faculty, fellows and house staff from the various pediatric sub-specialty services (particularly in medicine, anesthesiology, emergency, cardiology, hematology, plastics and transplant surgery). The pediatric dental residents are also active participants in the Mount Sinai Cleft Plate and Craniofacial team and actively engage in pre-surgical molding therapies. The program provides intensive operating room experience (over 700 cases per year) and the opportunity to work with multiple attending faculty with active OR practices. Residents receive training in I.V. conscious sedation, and pediatric emergency treatment, pediatric medicine, and laser dental surgery. Both fixed and removable orthodontics is taught and practiced. The clinic recently converted to paperless charts and digital radiography. 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 are of publishable quality.
Program Stipend and Tuition
First-year stipend is approximately $51,604 with benefits and subsidized housing. Second-year stipend is approximately $54,402 with benefits and subsidized housing.
- Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
- Kravis Children's Hospital
- Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Hospital
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
- Completion of a GPR or AEGD program is strongly recommended.
- Eligibility for temporary licensure in New York State
- Undergraduate and dental education transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation: one from the dean of the applicant’s dental school, one from the chairperson of the applicant’s pediatric dental department, and one from a faculty member, director of any GPR program in which the applicant graduated or a dentist familiar with the applicant’s professional capabilities
- National Board Examination results
- Personal interview
- 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 also medically compromised, mentally and physically challenged children, adolescents and special patient population
- Flexibility in the didactic curriculum to permit individualized study
- A centrally located clinic with convenient access to pediatrics outpatient clinics / OR's and MSSM Medical School Facilities
- Close interaction with other pediatric and dental (Oral Surgery and Dental Anesthesia) graduate programs
John Pfail, D.D.S., Chairman, Department of Dental Medicine/Maxillofacial Surgery
Ali Attaie, D.D.S., Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Gergory Chotkowski, D.M.D., Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Andre Montazem, M.D., D.D.S., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
David Valauri, D.D.S., Director, Dental Anesthesia
Jeffrey Leeds, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry
Barry L. Jacobson, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Elan Kauffman, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Ali Asgari, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Jessica Marn, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Julie Wee, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry*
Irene Lau, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry
Tsivas Kourtsounis, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry
Eric Gibbs, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Tanya Vaysman, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Frank Andolino, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontics*
Harry Lumerman, D.D.S., Attending, Oral Pathologist*
Patricia Siosin-Maszer, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry
Jeffery Yasny, D.D.S., Attending, Dental Anesthesia
David Poiman, D.D.S., Attending, Laser Dentistry
Kenneth Aschheim, D.D.S., Attending, General Dentistry (Aesthetics & Forensics)
|Program Faculty:||10 Full-Time
5 Board Certified
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||3|
|Salary/Stipend:||51,604 First Year
54,402 Second Year
|Application:||October 15 Deadline|
|Participant in National
|Participant in PASS:||Yes|
|Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|US citizens from foreign dental
|Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
|Acceptance Applicant Ratio:|