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Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry


This is a 24-month full-time hospital and health center-based CODA-accredited training program. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in a hospital environment, academic institution, community healthcare facility or private practice. This program commences on July 1 of each year.

To see a list of locations where our Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry program is offered, click here.

ApplicationStipend PGY-1PGY-2 Stipend
63 12 September 1 PASS/
$50,000 $53,000

*Benefits include medical, dental, liability insurance, prescription plan, PTO days, holidays, continuing education days

Program Strengths

  • Strong didactic and clinical foundation in pediatric dentistry with emphasis on pediatric medicine, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics and conscious sedation.
  • Large and demographically diverse patient population
  • Modern clinical facilities
  • Close professional relationship with the medical staff
  • University affiliations
  • Extensive training in the use of pharmacological/no pharmacological modalities of treatments
  • Training with specialists in all disciplines of dentistry, including but not limited to orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, dental public health, and dental anesthesia and patients with special healthcare needs
  • The historic percentage of NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry graduates who have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written Qualifying Examination equals or exceed the national average.
  • The historic percentage of NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry graduates who have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Clinical Examination and have obtained Board Certified-Diplomate status equals or exceeds the national average. 

Program History and Description

Founded in 1994 by Dr. Silvia Perez-Spiess in southwest Brooklyn, NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry is fully accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In 2003, NYU Langone Dental began an ongoing initiative to add more pediatric dental training sites in underserved areas throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. All sites are approved by CODA as clinical training sites for NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry.

This innovative program is a hybrid blend of a strong distance-learning didactic curriculum with extensive clinical experiences. Distance-based didactic learning is achieved by taking web-based education modules delivered via an asynchronous platform (Brightspace), as well a through live videoconferencing sessions. The program places a large emphasis on pediatric sedation, pediatric general anesthesia, and pediatric medicine. Graduates of the program are trained to be an integral part of the medical team and the hospital environment. Additional experiences are provided in hospital dentistry, sedation, interceptive orthodontics, special patient care, speech pathology, ethics and advocacy.

All of our dental training sites are either: 1) part of the outpatient departments within a hospital 2) clinics within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), or 3) not-for-profit health center clinics. The majority of the medical rotations are conducted in affiliated hospitals and medical facilities.


This specialty program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, developmentally challenged, or victims of trauma. The curriculum emphasizes pediatric medicine and dentistry, the behavioral and pharmacological management of children, oral biology for the pediatric dentist, and general anesthesia. Graduates are well prepared to be contributing members of the health care team in a hospital environment or community setting. All Pediatric dental residents present cases and discuss treatment plans and options via live video teleconference to all NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry residents stationed in hundreds of our extramural practice/training sites around the country. Interactive sessions include all NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Programs general and specialty programs: AEGD, GPR, Dental Anesthesiology, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Orthodontics.

First-Year Program

First-year residents study most of the core curriculum, completing the majority of the didactic curriculum during the first year of residency training. In addition, the program offers course work in oral biology, genetics, and craniofacial biology, including the opportunity at most sites to attend monthly craniofacial conferences. First-year residents are assigned multiple rotations, including pediatric medicine for the well-child care, general anesthesia, emergency medicine, phlebotomy and on-call services.

During the first year, distance-based didactic learning is achieved by taking web-based education modules delivered via an asynchronous platform (Brightspace), and through live videoconferencing sessions.  There are multidisciplinary seminars with participation by general dentistry, endodontics and dental anesthesia residents, as well as specialty-focused seminars. Biomedical courses include: oral biology, pediatric anesthesia, physical diagnosis, behavioral management, pediatric dentistry series, orthodontics, craniofacial development and research methods and materials. Clinical rotations to enhance the didactic curriculum include: pediatric medicine, anesthesia, emergency medicine, craniofacial, operating room, sedation and orthodontics.

Second-Year Program

During the second year, the focus of the curriculum is on the sick child. Second-year residents are assigned with pediatric specialists to work in areas such as endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, nephrology, and cardiology. Residents rotate through nearby community health centers and Head Start programs to extend direct patient care to underserved children in the community. In many training sites, residents rotate to affiliated schools of dentistry to teach pre-doctoral dental students. 

In the second year, the residents rotate through the medical subspecialties, including but not limited to hematology, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology and immune-compromised specialized care.

As a requirement for graduation from the Program, residents must complete a research project and present a poster of their project at the Annual AAPD meeting in May.

Program Stipend and Benefits

NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry offers its residents generous stipends and fringe benefits.


The PASS/MATCH application deadline is September 1st (we will offer rolling applications and interviews). NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry participates in a POST-MATCH application and acceptance process when open positions remain after the MATCH process has been completed. 

PASS/MATCH Application Process

The program application MUST be submitted through PASS and all materials MUST be obtained through them.  NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry also participates in MATCH.

Application Instructions along with an application can be accessed by clicking on one of the following links:
www.adea.org/PASSapp or www.lmcdental.org/apply
Requirements for participating in PASS and MATCH:

Complete the PASS application by September 1st (we will offer rolling applications and interviews) and designate all sites of interest to you. Late applications can be submitted, but will be given lower priority

  • All material needs to be submitted to PASS
  • No additional material needs to be sent to the program.
  • In the inaugural 1-2 years of a new training site, the site will not participate in MATCH. These sites will choose candidates on a post-match basis. If new training sites fall into this category, NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry will post a viewable documents with new site locations and contact information on this page. 
Post-MATCH Application Process:

The Post-Match Application process closes April 1st each year- Click Here For More Information

Admission Requirements

  • DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; or a Canadian citizen and eligible for a TN visa
  • Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and Part II (or the Integrated National Dental Board Examination) by start of residency
  • ADAT is not required
  • Dental transcripts through PASS
  • Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) through PASS
  • All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
  • PASS application; MATCH number
  • Personal interview (upon invitation)
  • Completion of dental school or current residency in good standing by start of the program (July 1st)
  • Must live within 20 minutes of health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

NY State Applicants Only-
Graduates with an international dental degree AND a U.S. or Canadian DDS/DMD degree:
For applicants who have earned BOTH a dental degree from a non-US or Canadian school, AND a US or Canadian DDS/DMD program, your education must be approved by the NY State Department of Education for your application to be considered. To receive approval, candidates must complete and submit an Education Record Form (ERF) to the program and to the NY State Department of Education. The document can be accessed through the website: www.op.nysed.gov 

Program Orientation Details, upon matriculation

Notification about the orientation schedule at NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry’s extramural training sites will be arranged and communicated by site Associate Program Directors.

Statement on Externships

Externships can be arranged on an individual basis by contacting the Associate Director of the specific site you wish to visit. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request for an externship experience.

Contact us for more information on our residency programs.

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