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) 423-4400
Program Contact: Pamela Acosta,

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1. Four new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


The application deadline is November 1 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: 

Pamela Acosta, 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 attract 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. sedation, moderate oral sedation, and pediatric emergency treatment, and pediatric medicine. Both fixed, interceptive and removable orthodontics is taught and practiced. The clinic has 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 inter-hospital 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 $80,110 with benefits. Second-year stipend is approximately $83,314 with benefits.


  • Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
  • Institute for Family Health
  • Kravis Children's Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Hospital

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
  • 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

Program Strengths

  • 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

Program Faculty

Judy Lee Moy D.M.D., Chairman, Department of Dental MedicineMeagan Chin, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry *Ali Attaie, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry *Fern Cytryn, D.M.D., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry *Kenneth Aschheim, D.D.S., Attending, General Dentistry (Aesthetics & Forensics)Kenneth Cooperman, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontist *Maggie Romao, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontist *Leon Klempner, D.D.S., Attending, Orthodontist *
Abby Brecher, D.D.S., Attending, Pediatric Dentistry *
Dr. Barry Jacobson, DMD, FAAPD, Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program *
*Board Certified

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 2 Full-Time
9 Part-Time
9 Board Certified
Program Length:  
Program Accreditation:  
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 80,110 First Year
83,314 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
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Community Clinics
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special HealthCare Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Case Conferences
Literature Review
Research Requirement:  
Teaching Experience: