Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program 
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Department of Dental Medicine
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Phone: 718-963-7174
Fax: 718-963-7390
Program Director: Manali Kanitkar, DMD
Program Contact: Ms. Awilda Torres, atorres@wychooffhospital.org

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a 24-month program beginning October 1st of each year. Four new positions are offered each year.

Program Type



The program participates in PASS and MATCH. Please review application requirements at the PASS website.


The Department of Dental Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is pleased to announce that The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has been granted accreditation for the Pediatric Dentistry residency program.

The Pediatric Dentistry residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is 24 months in duration and will accept four residents each year.

The Pediatric Dentistry residency program is designed to prepare pediatric dentists that provide pediatric oral healthcare, assume leadership roles and serve the community.

The residency program will provide a well-rounded exposure to the field of pediatric dentistry:

  • Provide advanced didactic instruction in pediatric dentistry: Evidence-based didactic instruction in biomedical sciences and clinical sciences
  • Provide full range of clinical opportunities in pediatric dentistry: Evidence-based modalities for comprehensive pediatric oral healthcare practice
  • Provide an insight to the process of evidence-based pediatric dentistry: Completion of a research project as a scholarly activity and evidence-based learning
  • Provide pediatric dental service: Provide oral health education as part of community dentistry and public health

Additionally, the program will include rotations in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine (focused on Pediatrics) and Pediatric Medicine.


The didactic and clinical curriculum will include all courses recommended by CODA.

These are: Biomedical Sciences, Behavior Guidance, Growth and Development, Oral Facial Injury and Emergency Care, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine, Prevention and Health Promotion, Comprehensive Dental Care, Management of a Contemporary Dental Practice, Patients with Special Health Care Needs, Hospital Dentistry, Pulp Therapy, Pediatric Medicine and Advocacy.

Program Stipend and Tuition

First Year Stipend is $66,000. Second Year Stipend is $72,000. Program benefits includes 4 weeks of paid vacation and 9 holidays.


Dental Clinic, Operating room, IV sedation room, Pediatric Clinic, WIC office

Admission Requirements

The program participates in PASS and MATCH. Please review application requirements at the PASS website.

Program Strengths

Comprehensive dental care in the dental clinic
Anesthesiology training and experience

Program Faculty

Pediatric Dentistry
Manali Kanitkar*, DMD 
Melany Camacho Jaque, DMDJesse Wright, DMD

Eric Ploumis, DMD

Dental Anesthesiology
Camille Chiques, DMD
Melany Camacho Jacque, DDS


School Profile


Program Type: Hospital-based
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 4 Full-Time
1 Part-Time
2 Board Certified
Program Length: 24 Total Months
Oct. 1 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 4
Tuition In-State:  
Tuition Out-Of-State:  
Salary/Stipend: 66,000 First Year
72,000 Second Year
Application: November 1 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:  
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: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Data Collection Project
Case Report
Teaching Experience: Quarterly Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
4 Clinic Receptionist
10 Dental Assistants