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Pediatric Dental Residency Program

The Pediatric Dental Residency Program at St. Barnabas Hospital was founded in 1995. It is fully accredited by the ADA Council on dental education and was re-accredited in May 2011. The program offers clinical and didactic training in all areas of pediatric dentistry, including restorative dentistry, pediatric endodontic techniques, behavior management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, oral conscious (moderate) sedation, pediatric medicine, trauma management, medically complex patient management, and treatment under general anesthesia.

The dental department at St. Barnabas Hospital also offers an Orthodontic Residency Program, General Practice Residency Program, and Dental Anesthesia Program.

Pediatric dental residents receive clinical and didactic training from attendings representing all dental specialties and medical specialties.

The clinical curriculum emphasizes restorative techniques in pediatric dentistry, non-pharmacological behavior management, nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious (moderate) sedation, intravenous sedation, management of cases under general anesthesia, and public health.

St. Barnabas Hospital is a Level 2 trauma center, resulting in extensive exposure to trauma management. Hospital rotations include: pediatric medicine (inpatient and outpatient clinics), general anesthesia, ENT clinic, audiology, infectious disease, and pediatric emergency department. Residents also rotate through the dental department at the Rose F. Kennedy Center for patients with special needs.

The didactic curriculum emphasizes literature review, pediatric dental textbook review, orthodontic theory, orthodontic management, oral medicine, pharmacology, traumatology, growth and development, restorative techniques, special needs patients, and practice management. Residents present cases of interest in monthly case presentation meetings. Treatment planning seminars are held bi-weekly. Clinical research, leading to a paper of publishable quality, is also a requirement of the program. Accommodations are made for residents to attend continuing education courses as well as board preparatory courses. Residents also participate in a monthly craniofacial conference sponsored by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

The program supports SBH Health System’s comprehensive approach to care through monthly outreach to local pediatricians, local head starts, Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) programs, local schools (elementary, middle, & high school levels), and oral health demonstrations at The Bronx Zoo. Since 2004, St. Barnabas Hospital pediatric dental residents have sat on local head start health committees, reinforcing oral health habits in the educational setting. Residents are also encouraged to participate in international outreach. Residents have provided dental care to countries such as Honduras, Jerusalem, Guatemala, Mexico, India, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Thailand.

Practice management is an important component of the program. Every clinical attending at St. Barnabas Hospital currently treats patients in private practice. Residents thus will learn a variety of practice management philosophies. Monthly elective time is scheduled to allow residents to visit pediatric dentists in private practice.

With this comprehensive background, the program promotes completion of the board certification process by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Vacation: 20 days
Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and twelve per year thereafter
CIR educational stipend: $650/year
Salary: Commensurate with post-graduate year as stipulated in the CIR Collective Bargaining Agreement:

PGY 1: $58,067
PGY 2: $61,425

General Requirements

Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes
Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes
Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes
Must have completed a one-year residency program: Preferred

Program-Specific Requirements

Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes
Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No
Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No
Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No
Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes
Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No
Must submit official NDBE score to the program: No
Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination score (OMS only): No
Must submit a 2″ x 2″ photo to the program: Yes
Must contact program for additional requirements: No


Additional Information

Two supplemental items are required with application:
• 2 x 2 photo emailed to
• $50 fee 
ADAT not required. Please submit ADAT results to PASS.


Program Supplemental Requirements

Must submit supplemental application to the program: No
Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes
Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00
International Applicants: 50.00

Must submit application processing fee of $50 (check or money order) payable to
SBH Health System Department of Dentistry
and mail to:


SBH Health System
Department of Dentistry, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Mills Building First Floor
Attn: Mrs. Tara Bloom
4422 Third Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457


The program prefers one year of post-graduate experience in an accredited program or private practice. Copy of dental school diploma does not require notarization. The program also recommends completion of a GPR, AEGD, or private practice prior to matriculation, hence the requirement for National Boards Part 2.



Must be a U.S. Citizen: Yes
Can be a permanent resident: Yes
Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes
Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes
Must have a limited permit: Yes
Must have a U.S. dental license: Yes
Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: Yes
Must have a New York State License prior to matriculation: Yes