NYU Langone Yakima
ViewCrest Pediatric Dentistry 
2205 West Lincoln Ave
Yakima, Washington 98902
Phone: 509-574-3220
Fax: 509-574-3211
Email: JessicaDe@yvfwc.org

Web: www.yakimachildrensvillage.org

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 Yakima site. Orientation will begin on July 1.

Program Type

Combined Community Clinic-based/Hospital-affiliated certificate program.

Application

NYU Langone Yakima participates in PASS and MATCH. The deadline is August 15th of the year prior to the July 1 start date.

Description

NYU Langone Yakima provides care to the children of the Yakima Valley in central Washington at its two pediatric dental clinic sites ViewCrest Pediatric Dentistry (http://www.yvfwc.com/locations/lincoln-avenue-medical-dental-center) and Children's Village Pediatric Dentistry (https://www.yakimachildrensvillage.org). Both sites offer clinical experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, modern facilities, and dental assistants and hygienists.. Residents also provide care in the OR and in the ED at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital (https://www.yakimamemorial.org/).

In addition to a robust clinical experience, residents have seminars via teleconference with the other NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency sites, online asynchronous learning modules, local classes on all aspects of pediatric dentistry, local literature review, and local case presentations. There are 4 faculty and 6 residents, providing a favorable faculty to resident ratio. 

The program is a 24 month CODA-accredited training program. 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. This program commences on July 1 of each year.

 

Curriculum

Didactic training consists of seminars via teleconference with the other NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency sites, online asynchronous learning modules, local classes on all aspects of pediatric dentistry, local literature review, and local case presentations.

Clinical training consists of clinical experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry; preventive care, restorative treatment, pulp therapy, non-pharmacological behavior guidance, nitrous oxide, management of the developing dentition, oral sedation, in office general anesthesia, OR dentistry, trauma, and the care of children with special health care needs.

Rotations include anesthesia, emergency medicine, outpatient pediatrics, inpatient pediatrics, cardiology, cleft lip and palate team, genetics, developmental behavioral pediatrics, and autism spectrum diagnostic clinic.

 

Program Stipend and Tuition

 

Facilities

  • ViewCrest Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Children’s Village 
  • Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital
  • Community Health of Central Washington

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
  • Must be eligible for the WA resident dental license
  • 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
  • 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 education and clinical experience in pediatric dentistry
  • Extensive experience in caring for children with special health care needs
  • Significant general anesthesia experience
  • Modern clinical facilities
  • Well-rounded training in the use of pharmacological and non pharmacological behavior guidance
  • Dental assistants at all times
  • Faculty to resident ratio (4 faculty & 6 residents)

Program Faculty

Daniel Kane, DMD, MA* Program Director
Jessica Webb, DDS, MSD, MA, MSRT, CTRS* Associate Program Director
Joe Wilson, DMD*
Jessica Kennedy, DDS*
J. David Purcell, DDS*

*Board Certified 



School Profile

 

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
4 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
State Licensure Required to 
Begin Program:
Yes
Number of Entering Positions: 3
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend:  
Application: August 15 Deadline 
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Yes
Participant in PASS: Yes
Only US citizens from ADA 
accredited dental schools 
considered:
Yes
US citizens from foreign dental 
schools considered:
No
Non-US citizens from ADA 
accredited dental schools 
considered:
No
Non-US citizens from foreign 
dental schools considered:
No
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
Outreach
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Lectures
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: 1 Lecture/Presentation 
Facilities: 16 Chair/Operatories
3 Clinic Receptionist
17 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists