One Brooklyn Health Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center One Brookdale Plaza 
Brooklyn, NY 11212-3198 
United States
Phone: (718) 240-5743
Email: Program Director, Dr. Tinnysha Chopra,

Program Length and Number of Positions

A 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Seven new positions are offered each year. ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: October 15.

Program Type

It is a hospital-based program that is twenty-four months in length and qualifies the Resident to become Board Certified.


The program participates in the PASS application system and the MATCH placement process. A personal interview is offered to qualified applicants and is required for consideration for admission. See the PASS website for deadline and other related information.


The One Brooklyn Health Pediatric Dental Medicine Residency program is a 24 months Program that provides strong clinical and didactic education. Though the emphasis is in behavior management, the residents have responsibility in physical assessment and care of admitted, ambulatory patients as well. Rotations in Pediatric Medicine, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and satellite clinics are but a few of the learning experiences. The residents rotate through various other centers/sites too. Some of the sites include but not limited to Interfaith medical center, Pediatric Nursing Home at kingsbrook Jewish medical center, several family care centers etc. These experiences lead to a well rounded pediatric dentist who is capable of working both in a private or hospital or university based program.


Pediatric Dental Residents receive formal education through seminars, hospital rotations, course work at affiliated institutions and continuing education courses. Hospital Rotations in Pediatrics and Anesthesia, as well as an extensive course in Physical Diagnosis serve to integrate the pediatric dental resident into the hospital mainstream.

Full-Time coverage of clinical activity is provided through Board-eligible and Board -certified pediatric dentists. Consultants in all other specialties are available to guide residents in a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Dental Care.

Didactic training includes lectures on pediatric dentistry, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, prevention, sedation techniques, radiology, oral pathology, bio-statistics, orthodontics, special patient care and pharmacology, Journal club and literature review supplement formal weekly treatment planning seminar.

Program Stipend and Tuition

The first-year resident (PGY 1) receives $58,135 plus fringe benefits. The second-year resident (PGY 2) receives $63,126 plus fringe benefits.


In 2016, One Brooklyn Health (0BH) was established to preserve and enhance health care services in the communities of Central Brooklyn and is composed of three hospitals and their affiliated facilities, Interfaith Medical Center (IMC), Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (BHMC) and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC). All three hospitals have had historic ties in the communities they serve and are working together to build a system that will enable OBH to provide the highest quality and widest breadth of healthcare services to those in need.

Each operatory in the pediatric dental cluster contains its own x-ray unit and has access to nitrous oxide.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an accredited American or canadian Dental School.
  • Must be eligible for limited permit in New York State.
  • Three letters of recommendation , include one from dean
  • Dental School transcriptsPersonal Interview

Program Strengths

  • Diverse Patient Population
  • Extensive clinical and multidisciplinary exposure with active participation
  • Excellent medical staff support
  • Dental Education supervised by Full me and Voluntary staff.
  • Extensive emergency room and operating room experience
  • Comprehensive orthodontic and growth guidance training.
  • Practice management and private office considerations
  • Full service medical library on campus

Program Faculty

David J. Miller, D.D.S., Chairman, Department of Dental Medicine
Tinnysha Chopra, DDS (Pediatric dentistry)- Program Director
Nicholas Katchen, D.D.S. Assistant Director (Pediatric Dentist and Dentist Anesthesiologist)* 
Fred Ferguson, DDS 
Martin Wisniewski DDS, Orthodontist
Ann Kennedy, DDS*
Rodrick Blasco DDS*
Francis Eng, D.D.S. (Consultant Orthodontics)
Maria Maranga, D.D.S. (consultant endodontist)
Jessica Figueroa, D.D.S. ( GPR attending)
Agnieszka Toth, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist*
James Fitzgerald, D.D.S., Program Director of General Practice Residency Program 
Roderick Lucente, D.M.D., General Dentistry
Drilona Sheti, D.D.S. General Dentistry 
Bill Kim, Dentist Anesthesiologist*
Mirjeta Spirollari, D.D.S., General Dentistry
Marcus Johnson, D.D.S., Endodontist
Joy Hudecz, Orthodontist
Maria Maranga, Endodontist
Jason Young, D.D.S.- General Dentistry
Arthi Kumar-Oral Surgery Pathologist
*Andrew Marks, DDS (Oral Surgery)
*Keith Murtagh, DDS* (Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology) 

*Board certified

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 3 Full-Time
4 Part-Time
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 7
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 58,135 First Year
63,126 Second Year
Application: October 15 Deadline
$50 fee
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
Public Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Healthcare Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Courses
Case Conferences
Literature Review
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Teaching Experience: