Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry 
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 122 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
Phone: 631-632-3181
Fax: 631-632-8717
Email: Emmy Yan, Senior Staff Assistant, Emmy.Yan@StonyBrookMedicine.edu
Website: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalprograms/pediatricdentistry

Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Combined Hospital and University-based certificate program

Application

The application deadline is September 15 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Pediatric Dentistry Program will participate in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program. There is no supplemental application.


Applicants must be graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the United States or Canada. Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry can be directed to:

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
631-632-3181

Description

The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine residency program in Pediatric Dentistry is designed to prepare the resident specialist with a curriculum balanced in didactic and clinical experiences implemented in a humanistic environment. Emphasis is placed on hospital dentistry, special needs patient care, community outreach, sedation and interceptive orthodontics as well as foundational development based in the AAPD Reference Manual. Clinical training is provided in a comprehensive dental school-based clinic with affiliated exposure to GPR, Dental Anesthesiology, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Pathology personnel. Didactic training is university-based with support from both hospital and dental specialists.

The primary goal of the program is to develop a scientifically founded, technically capable, socially sensitive pediatric dentist skilled in providing comprehensive care to pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the resident receives a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets advanced education eligibility requirements required to register for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination, the first step in Board certification.

Curriculum

The Stony Brook University Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program offers a strong didactic component including but not limited to the basic sciences, advanced pediatric dentistry instruction, advanced orthodontic instruction, periodical review sessions, case presentations, research and teaching of pre-doctoral students. The didactic curriculum complements the residents’ clinical experiences. The core curriculum offers the knowledge and experience required in the medical and dental management of the pediatric and special needs patient. In addition, the curriculum meets the eligibility requirements of the ADA Committee on Dental Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination.

Pediatric Dentistry residents will deliver comprehensive dental care to an ethnically, socially and financially diverse population of outpatients and inpatients. Out-patient facilities include; the School of Dental Medicine, Community Health Centers and Indian Reservations. Faculty from all dental disciplines are on staff at the SDM. 

The Pediatric Dentistry program will have a strong community service component. Residents will participate in oral health programs within school based, Head Start and WIC programs and local community health centers. The resident will participate in health care provider, allied health staff and caregiver education and provide oral health services in the underserved areas of Suffolk County.

Program Stipend and Tuition

The annual salaries of Stony Brook pediatric dentistry residents are competitive with those offered in the greater New York area with first-year stipend at $67, 833 and second-year stipend at $72, 205 (2021). No tuition is charged. Current information is available through the Stony Brook GME website https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/gme

Facilities

The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is affiliated with Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital. Both, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital are dedicated to quality patient care in addition to post graduate clinical training, education and research. In addition, both centers include an extensive network of children’s health services including a comprehensive range of pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists and pediatric residency programs.

A General Practice Residency Program is sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital in collaboration with the School of Dental Medicine (SDM). The School of Dental Medicine also supports post-graduate programs in Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Radiology, Dental Anesthesia and Endodontics and a Master’s/Ph.D program in Oral Biology.

Admission Requirements

  • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination or Integrated National Board Dental Examination
  • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent 
  • Submit an original dental school diploma directly to the program (not to PASS) after acceptance
  • Eligible for state dental license 
  • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school

Program Strengths

  • Affiliation with Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center
  • Combined Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry emphasizing treatment in conjunction with growth and development
  • Pediatric Dental Clinic within the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine provides access to a variety of dental specialists with extensive experience in education, research, and clinical and translational therapies
  • Mobile outreach and in-clinic experience with a socially, culturally, and economically diverse patient population
  • Comprehensive training in both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of the pediatric and special needs patient

Program Faculity

Kimberly K. Patterson, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Interim Chair - Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry; Program Director- Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry *
Charles Larsen, D.M.D., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Pre-Doctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry *
Ross E. Gruber, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Yehuda Marciano, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Michael Reale, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Mark Salerno D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Rhona Sherwin, D.D.S., Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Dawn Sosnick, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Viet Tran, D.M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry *
Richard D. Faber, D.D.S., Clinical Professor, Orthodontics *
Zackary T. Faber, D.D.S., M.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthodontics *
Hechang Huang, D.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Orthodontics *
Alexander Dagum, M.D., Professor, Plastic Surgery *
Robert Reiner, D.M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology
Ralph Epstein, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology

* Board Certified 

School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 5 Full-Time
9 Part-Time
11 Board Certified
3 Clinic Receptionists
Program Length: 24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure:  
Number of Entering Positions: 5
Tuition In-State: 0 First Year
0 Second Year
0 Third Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: $67, 833 First Year
$72, 205 Second Year
Application: PASS September 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:
Yes
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
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Outreach
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special HealthCare Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Courses
Case Conferences
Research Requirement:

 

Data Collection Project
Other (please specify below)

Other Research Requirement Description, if Applicable:  Data collection project following CODA standards for acceptable research project with submission of faculty-acceptable publishable manuscript prior to graduation from the program
Teaching Experience: Yes Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 6 Chair/Operatories
2 Dental Assistants
2 Clinic Receptionist