Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program 
Temple University Hospital
2301 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 201
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134
Phone: (215) 282-8000 option 5
Fax: (215) 427-1782


Program Length and Number of Positions

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

Program Type

Hospital-based certificate program


Applicants are asked to submit an application through PASS and wait until the program contacts them with more information on supplementals.

Please submit the supplemental application form along with a 2 X 2 photo, CV and the $25.00 supplemental fee, made payable to Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program and an official copy of your DATS. Also, please make sure that the name supplied on your PASS application matches all other information enclosed please inform us if your name has changed since your undergraduate program.


The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program is a 24 month hospital based certificate program fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program is designed to prepare residents for practice in pediatric dentistry and certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Residents receive in depth training in Pediatric Dentistry comprised of: comprehensive care of infants, children and adolescents including those with special health care needs; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic behavior management techniques; pulp and periodontal therapy; growth and development; treatment of patients under conscious sedation; treatment of patients in the operating room under general anesthesia; and management of traumatic injuries and emergency care. The program is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cooper University Hospital and Special Smiles, LTD offering residents diverse experiences in anesthesiology, pediatric medicine, operating room dentistry as well comprehensive care for patients with special health care needs. Additionally, Cooper University Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team provides residents with exposure to various phases of craniofacial and cleft palate treatment planning. Utilizing our extensive and growing Education and Outreach Program, residents have the opportunity to train and educate fellow healthcare professionals, parents, and children about oral health. Residents also provide oral health screenings at day care centers, Head Start programs, and schools. Through our affiliation with Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry second year residents receive pre-doctoral teaching experience. The Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency Program offers a unique clinical and didactic curriculum. The program is proud of our past residents with over 98% of recent graduates passing the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and four Pugh Scholars in the classes of 2009, 2010 & 2017.


Basic Sciences - Oral Facial Biology, Histology, Embryology, Immunology, Microbiology, Oral Pathology, Anatomy, Genetics, Biostatistics, Pharmacology; Journal Review; Case Presentation; Orthodontic Seminars - Cephalometrics, Orthodontics for Primary and Mixed Dentitions; Syndromes, Diseases, Pathologies; Various Topics – Medical Ethics, Nutrition, Cardiology, Pediatric Behavior Psychology, Speech Pathology, Child Abuse, Infection Control, Patient Management, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Dental Radiology and Photography, Practice Management, Office Design, Dental Trauma, Pulp Therapies, Medical Pathologies, Restorative Materials, Fluoride Rationales and Protocols, Local Anesthetics, Conscious Sedation, Anatomy and Physiology of the Pediatric Patient, Review of Systems, Nitrous Oxide Relative Analgesia.

The residents treat approximately 15 to 20 patients each day including comprehensive oral exams, extensive operative restorative treatment, and a multiple of behavior management techniques. The patient population is at poverty level within a multi-cultural society, consisting of 10-20% special needs. Each resident completes 100-150 conscious oral rehabilitation sedation cases. Each resident completes 20-30 oral rehabilitation cases in an operating room facility.

Pediatric Anesthesia at Special Smiles, LTD and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Operating Room Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Special Smiles, LTD; Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Cleft Palate Clinic at Cooper University Hospital; Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, at Temple University Hospital; Dental School Teaching at Temple University Dental School

Program Stipend and Tuition

First year stipend is $63,775.30. Second year stipend is $66,151.49. There is no tuition.

Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, malpractice coverage and funding to support travel to meetings/ conferences.


  • Temple University Hospital 
  • Pediatric Dental Associates Dental Clinics
  • Temple University/Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Cooper University Hospital
  • Special Smiles, LTD

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S./D.M.D. from a US or Canadian-accredited dental school
  • Formal application and essay
  • Ability to obtain a dental license in Pennsylvania and training license in New Jersey
  • Personal Interview

Please see ADEA PASS website for updated requirements.

Program Strengths

  • Extensive clinical exposure with active participation
  • Excellent medical staff support
  • Comprehensive orthodontic and growth guidance training
  • In-depth anesthesia and sedation training through Temple University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Considerable operating room case experience
  • Diverse and enthusiastic attending pediatric dentists

Program Faculty

Paul Bahn, D.M.D., Program Director, Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Dana Chianese, D.M.D., Clinical Program Director, Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Ashley Lebak, D.M.D., Clinical Program Director, Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Alegria D’Agostino, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Maria Bender, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Holly Do Nguyen, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Sara Dworkin, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist (full-time)*
Mark S. Goldstein, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Sasha Manchanda, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Joanna Mangar, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)
Erin McGrath, D.M.D., Pedaitric Dentist (part time)
Michael S. Rosenbaum, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Noah Quinn, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Kimberly Thomas, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Winona Wu, D.M.D., Pediatric Dentist (part-time)*
Joseph Mulligan, D.M.D., M.D., Oral Surgeon (part-time)*
Paul Dietrick, D.M.D., M.D., Oral Surgeon (part-time)*
Samir Abdelsamie, D.M.D., Oral Surgeon (part-time)

*Board Certified

School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Board Certified
Program Faculty: 6 Full-Time
13 Part-Time
13 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
07/01/2019 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Required
State Licensure Required to Begin Program Yes
Number of Entering Positions: 10
Tuition In-State: United States
Tuition Out-Of-State: PA
Salary/Stipend: 63,775.30 First Year
66,151.49 Second Year
Application: 25.00 Fee
10/15/2018 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: 1:22
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 Health Care Needs
Behavior Guidance
Didactic Experience: Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: 3 Clinic Half-Days
Facilities: 16 Chair/Operatories
7 Clinic Receptionist
3 Dental Hygienists