Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

Pediatric Dental residents receive formal experience through seminars, hospitals rotations and continuing education courses. Hospital rotations in Pediatrics and Anesthesia serve to integrate the Pediatric Dental Resident into the hospital mainstream.

Didactic training includes lectures in pediatric dentistry, growth and development, interceptive orthodontics, prevention, sedation techniques, behavior management, radiology, pharmacology, oral pathology, biostatistics, orthodontics and special patient care. Journal Club and literature review supplement formal treatment planning seminars.

With direct involvement in the Craniofacial Center, each resident not only learns the management of complex facial growth problems, but also establishes a liaison with specialist in plastic surgery, speech therapy, otolarynology, orthodontics, neurology and genetics. This broadens our referral base and fosters total patient care. In addition, residents are exposed to valuable diagnostic techniques not often included in pediatric dental education, such as nasopharyngoscopy, videofluoroscopy and advanced imaging, as well as genetic counseling.

During the course of the 24 months Pediatric Dental Program, time is specifically allocated for research pursuits and residents are required to complete meaningful research projects. Additionally, residents are encouraged to complete case reports or other works of publishable quality during their residency program. The complex of hospitals and experiences for these pursuits can be particularly rewarding.

Pediatric Program Overview

The program in Pediatric Dentistry is hospital based and offers an unusually broad exposure to all relevant components of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to extensive management of primary care patients, the residents care for the developmentally disabled and medically compromised. Pediatric Dental Residents actively participate in the Center for Craniofacial Disorders. The primary emphasis through all of these activities is to integrate clinical experience with didactic knowledge.

The Pediatric Dental Residency is one of five graduate dental programs in the Montefiore Medical Center. As such, residents have available to them, a large number of other specialists, and support personnel, with whom they may consult in the treatment of cases requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

The Pediatric Dental Residents receive extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric dental care, including: minor and major dental trauma, sedation techniques, orthodontics and operating room experience. Six to eight new residency positions will be offered each year for the 24-month program that commences July 1.

Program Strengths

  1. Diverse patient population
  2. Extensive clinical experience, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach
  3. Excellent medical staff supports
  4. Full and part time staff supervision
  5. Extensive exposure and experience in interceptive and fixed orthodontics
  6. Excellent institutional resources for in-depth management of medically compromised and developmentally disabled patients
  7. Extensive emergency room and operating room experience
  8. Support for research activities

Salary, Housing, and Tuition

All incoming Residents are categorized as PGY1, regardless of previous training. First year Residents will receive an approximate salary of $53,500 (Academic Year 2010/2011) plus fringe benefits. Hospital housing is generally available for residents. Tuition is $5,000 per year for each of the 2 residency years.