Alaska Native Medical Center (Southcentral Foundation)
4315 Diplomacy Dr. 
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907)563-2662

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Three positions are available per year at the Anchorage, AK site. Orientation will begin on July 1 in Alaska.

Program Type

This is a Hospital-Based Certificate Program affiliated with the Alaska Native Medical Center/Hospital in Anchorage, AK


Application instructions along with an application can be accessed by clicking on one of the following links: or

Other correspondence should be directed via email to:
Daniel J. Kane, D.M.D., Program Director, NYU Lutheran, Pediatric Dentistry:


Founded in 1994 by Dr. Silvia Perez-Spiess in southwest Brooklyn, the NYU Lutheran Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry (AEPD) Program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The program provides a strong didactic and clinical foundation. In 2003, the program expanded to Providence, RI and in subsequent years, established programs at 12 additional sites across the country. Affiliated sites are mainly within federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) or hospitals. This innovative program is a hybrid blend of a strong distance learning didactic curriculum along with extensive clinical experience. Distance-based didactic learning is achieved through asynchronous web-based education modules, via the Sakai platform, and a state-of-the-art video teleconferencing (VTC) system that connect residents and faculty from all sites. Faculty experts lecture from around the country. Significant emphasis is on hospital dentistry, pediatric sedation, pediatric general anesthesia, and pediatric medicine. Graduates are trained to be an integral part of the medical team/hospital environment. Additional experiences include: pediatric preventive and restorative dentistry, disease management of early childhood caries, orthodontics, treatment of craniofacial conditions, research, ethics, and policy advocacy. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Operated by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) opened in 1997 and serves as the referral center for the Alaska Area. This site provides unique treatment planning scenarios due to the geographic challenges that exist in Alaska. All facilities offer state-of-the-art ADEC equipment, paperless charting with Eaglesoft, and digital radiography. The dental-specific operating rooms contain high-volume evacuation and LED lighting.


The program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, physically, mentally or developmentally challenged, or those impacted negatively by myriad social determinants of health. Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in the hospital environment or community setting. The majority of the didactic curriculum is completed in the 1st year. 

First-year residents are assigned rotations in pediatric medicine, general anesthesia, emergency medicine and on-call services. The distance learning curriculum occurs via live video teleconferencing (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Sakai). There are multidisciplinary and specialty-focused seminars with participation by general dentistry, endodontic, and dental anesthesia residents. Courses include: oral biology, pediatric anesthesia, physical diagnosis, medical emergency and behavioral management, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, craniofacial development and research methods and materials. Weekly literature review sessions prepare residents for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written qualifying examination and oral boards.

During the 2nd year, residents may rotate through local Head Start/early child care centers or school-based programs to serve children in the community. As a merit-based enhancement and with prior approval, 2nd year residents may participate in a one-month resident exchange at another NYU Lutheran pediatric training site. 

Residents complete a research project which is presented at the AAPD Annual Session. They may also present cases and discuss treatment plan options via live VTC sessions. During the last months of training, residents may visit a number of private pediatric dental offices to observe, assess, and evaluate practice management methods and operations.

Program Stipend and Tuition



Alaska Native Medical Center – Anchorage
Southcentral Foundation Outpatient Dental/Orthodontic Clinic
Chugach Headstart Center

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an ADA-accredited US dental school
  • Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and Part II by start of residency
  • ADAT is not required
  • Dental transcripts through PASS
  • Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) through PASS
  • All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
  • PASS application; MATCH number
  • Recent 2×2 color photograph embedded in CV and uploaded to PASS
  • Personal interview (upon invitation)
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. 
  • Completion of dental school or current residency in good standing by start of the program (July 1st)
  • Must live within 20 minutes of health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

Program Strengths

  • Strong didactic and clinical foundation in pediatric dentistry with emphasis on pediatric medicine, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics, care of patients with craniofacial conditions, general anesthesia and conscious sedation
  • Ethnically-diverse patient population
  • Large patient population
  • Modern clinical facilities
  • Strong faculty to resident ratio 
  • Extensive hospital experiences through affiliation with Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Brown University Medical School
  • Extensive training in the use of pharmacological/non-pharmacological modalities of treatment
  • You may be exposed to other dental specialty services such as orthodontics, special care needs patients, dental public health, periodontics, endodontics, and dental anesthesiology
  • Optional merit-based one-month rotation to any NYU Lutheran site with approval

Program Faculty

Program Leadership
Neal Demby, D.M.D., Senior Vice President, Dental Medicine 
Bernard Tolpin, D.D.S., Vice President, Dental Medicine 
Daniel Kane, D.M.D., Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry*
Margaret Mason, D.M.D., Vice President, Senior Administrator, Dental Medicine
Nathalie Mohadjeri, D.M.D., Vice President, Quality Management & Patient Care 

Program Faculty
Thomas Brewer, D.D.S., MS, Pediatric Dentistry*
Kayla Carver, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentistry*
John D. Etter, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentistry*
Jennifer Lombrano, D.D.S., Oral Surgery
Rebecca Neslund, D.D.S., Orthodontics*
Sara Satow, D.D.S., Oral Surgery*
James Singleton, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentistry*
Easte Warnick, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentistry*

* Board Certified
** Board Eligible

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 5 Full-Time
1 Part-Time
6 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Resident – Limited Dental License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 3-Alaska Site
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Application: Program: August 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:  
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
Community Clinics
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Numerous Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 23 Chair/Operatories
5 Clinic Receptionist
14 Dental Assistants
10 Dental Hygienists