Pediatric Dentistry Residency

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency is a hospital-based training program and is closely linked with other training programs in pediatric medicine, general practice dentistry, and other pediatric sub-specialties. Our residents provide coordinated care for medically compromised patients and work closely with attending faculty and house staff from the various outpatient clinics and in the operating rooms and inpatient pediatric units.

This is a two-year program offering a composite of clinical experience and didactic instruction at The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Institute for Family Health in Harlem. We offer four positions each year, with a total of eight residents.

You receive extensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dental medicine and surgery. We provide intensive operating room experience. Residents receive training in intravenous conscious sedation, pediatric emergency, pediatric medicine, and laser dental surgery.

You will have the opportunity for clinical and didactic training in all phases of orthodontic treatment. 

Following successful completion of the certificate program, you will meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and can become board eligible. All Mount Sinai board certified graduates have passed their written and oral boards on their first attempt.

We participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) program. PASS is designed to meet the needs of postdoctoral dental programs and their candidates by providing participating programs with information in a standardized format. Additionally, this service relieves candidates of the burden of repetitious individual applications.

Applicants must have available the following items to be considered for admission:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from dental school accredited by the American Dental Association
  • Dental education transcript
  • Eligibility for temporary licensure in New York State
  • National Board Examination results
  • At least three letters of recommendation: one from the dean of the applicant’s dental school; one from the chairperson or a faculty of the applicant’s pediatric dental department; and one from a faculty member, director of any General Practice Residency (GPR) program in which the applicant graduated or ideally a pediatric dentist familiar with the applicant’s professional capabilities

Additionally, externship experience in pediatric dentistry and completion of a GPR or Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program and/or clinical work experience are strongly recommended.

Our program number is 328.