Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
110 Bergen Street
Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
Phone: (973) 972-4621
Fax: (973) 972-7179
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 of each year. Six new positions are offered each year. Graduates of US, Canadian, and foreign dental schools are eligible to apply. Only graduates of ADA-approved schools are eligible for resident salaries and tuition waivers.
This is a combined university- and hospital-based certificate program with the option for a master's degree.
The application deadline is October 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:
Tonka Barrett, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 110 Bergen Street, Room C-723, Newark, NJ 07101
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine participates in the American Association of Dental Schools PASS centralized application program and the matching program of the National Matching Services.
The program in Pediatric Dentistry is balanced with significant hospital extramural affiliations. The course of study includes seminars, clinically oriented basic sciences, instruction in advanced clinical procedures and training in hospital protocol. Upon completion of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination.
This program is designed according to the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the accreditation requirements of the ADA Council on Dental Education. The program has been granted full approval by the Council on Dental Education and includes the courses listed below.
The core curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in the biomedical sciences upon which various dental subjects and training in specialized dental disciplines are based. The biomedical science core curriculum meets the requirements set forth by the ADA for all advanced dental specialty education. Didactic instruction occurs in five one-hour seminars weekly during both academic years of the program. Courses and training include: basic pediatric dentistry techniques, advanced clinical pediatric dentistry, advanced pediatric dentistry seminar, clinical seminars, textbook review, current periodicals review, management of special needs patients, orthodontic treatment planning seminar, clinical orthodontics, pediatrics, anesthesiology, statistics/scientific writing, research methods and biostatistics, pediatric dentistry research and pediatric dentistry teaching.
Program Stipend and Tuition
First-year tuition is $51,117. Second-year tuition is $51,158.
First-year stipend is $55,131. Second-year stipend is $58,867.
For US and Canadian Graduates
Choice of health insurance plans.
- Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
- University Hospital
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:
- D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree or the equivalent international degree
- Dental and preprofessional education transcripts
- Three ADEA PASS PEF evaluation forms
- Personal interview
- Must pass NBDE Part II before the start of the program (US and Canadian trained only)
- TOEFL (Foreign trained only)
- Excellent resident stipend for graduates of ADA-approved schools
- Waiver of tuition for graduates of ADA-approved schools
- Strong didactic program
- Opportunity to perform research
- Opportunity to register for Master of Science degree program
Tomas J. Ballesteros, D.M.D., Clinical Instructor, Special Care Treatment Center
Jorge Caceda, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Gerald Guzy, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Milton Houpt, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry *
Mahdu Mohan, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Mark Robinson, D.D.S., Clinical Instructor, Special Care Treatment Center
R. Glenn Rosivack, D.M.D., M.S., Interim Chair, Clinical Professor, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry *
Ryan Scally, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Edward M. Sonnenberg, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry*
Evan Spivack, D.D.S., Professor, Director Special Care Treatment Center
|Program Faculty:||6 Full-Time
5 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
|Number of Entering Positions:||6|
|Tuition In-State:||51,117 First Year
51,158 Second Year
|Tuition Out-Of-State:||51,117 First Year
51,158 Second Year
|Salary/Stipend:||55,131 First Year
58,867 Second Year
October 1 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:||1:31|
Infant Oral Health
Special Health Care Needs
|Teaching Experience:||1 Clinic Half-Days
2 Clinic Receptionist
7 Dental Assistants