1. Residencies & Fellowship Programs

General Dentistry Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Dentistry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a longstanding national leader in innovative clinical practice and offers a collaborative and comprehensive training experience. The General Dental Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital provides dedicated mentorship for residents in a range of dental specialties at a key period of professionalization: the first year beyond dental school. During this year, our residents learn alongside experts in every field of dentistry, including orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and endodontics, with the option of adding a second year.

The Department of Dentistry prides itself on providing a welcoming environment in which every resident is fully supported, both during their time at Icahn Mount Sinai and post-graduation. Several of our attending dentists are former residents who are deeply committed to helping train a new generation.

The delivery of comprehensive patient care is the primary focus of the General Dentistry Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Residents will provide professional, timely dental services to patients with a wide array of general dental needs. Our staff of attending dentists supervise residents during every procedure, which enables our residents to develop working relationships with our dental specialists to meet the needs of patients under treatment.

Additionally, residents engage in a didactic program with contributions from Icahn Mount Sinai faculty and guest lecturers. There are weekly literature review meetings, and residents take turns leading these sessions. They also enjoy access to online educational resources, bi-monthly case presentation sessions, and participate in didactic off-service programs offered while on rotation.

Although volunteerism is not mandatory, we encourage every resident to explore ways to give back, both locally and globally. Members of the Department of Dentistry have volunteered in Guatemala, Jamaica, and Kenya, and we are currently working to establish a partnership with a Native American community in South Dakota. We continue our outreach in New York City Public Schools and regularly participate in Give Kids a Smile Day.

Finally, residents serve as critical partners of The Mount Sinai Hospital care team. They manage the care of inpatients and outpatients in a hospital setting, which includes admitting patients, performing modified physical examinations, and discharging patients. The hospital environment provides resources necessary for residents to learn how to manage all patients, including medically compromised patients, and residents perform off-service rotations in Medicine, Anesthesiology, and the Emergency Room.

Our didactic program begins with a series of orientation lectures during July and August. Thereafter, there are formal lectures twice daily, weekly oral pathology conferences, and grand rounds in general dentistry. Our didactic program disciplines include oral diagnosis, orthodontics, pathology, endodontics, esthetic dentistry, implantology, local anesthesia and sedation, periodontics, and preventative dentistry, among other subjects.

  • Specialty Dentistry Rotation
    • Residents participate actively in specialty areas, including implantology, pediatric dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia, dental anesthesia, and facial pain treatment.
  • Oral Surgery Rotation
    • Residents spend two months assisting with oral surgery in clinic, emergency, and operating room settings. They handle first-call at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Internal Medicine Rotation
    • Residents establish a medical assessment by obtaining and interpreting a patient’s chief complaint, medical, and social history. They interpret data from other providers, use laboratory services, and perform physical evaluations.
  • Anesthesia Rotation
    • Residents spend two weeks in the operating room preparing patients for anesthesia, utilizing monitoring equipment, and participating in venipuncture, intubations, and airway management.
  • Emergency Rotation
    • Residents participate in the evaluation and management of medical and surgical emergencies, including treating and admitting patients with significant infections and trauma.

The Department of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) program. PASS is designed to meet the needs of postdoctoral dental programs and their candidates by providing information in a standardized format. It relieves candidates of the burden of repetitious individual applications.

We only accept applicants who have graduated from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school. We will be accepting 15 PGY1s and 3 PGY2s next year. Please have the following documents electronically processed to complete your file:

  • Universal application with personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Final dental school transcript
  • Two personal potential index evaluations
  • Board scores/transcript

Our program number is 609.

Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in the nation. Our residents see and treat dental emergencies and facial traumas in the Emergency Department, evaluate in hospital consultations and dental clearances.  We also treat medically complex patients for full mouth rehabilitation in the operating rooms of Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Morningside.  Our dental clinic at Jack Martin HHC has seven general practice operatories.  We have the latest equipment for implantology, laser surgery, endodontic evaluation, and periodontic evaluation.

Icahn Mount Sinai owns several conveniently located buildings with partially subsidized apartments for the use of residents and their families. Our Real Estate Division is ready to aid residents in finding a suitable home during their time within the Department of Dentistry.

We provide health coverage for residents through the Mount Sinai-Oxford Health Plan and several other health maintenance organizations (HMOs). The plan offers routine care, basic dental coverage, a prescription drug plan, and a vision plan. There is cost sharing if family coverage is desired, including for enhanced dental plans. More detailed information regarding all plans is available at the Benefits Office.

Our residents are also entitled to short- and long-term disability, workers' compensation, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Dependent care and tax-sheltered annuity plans are also available. Additional benefits include:

  • Malpractice insurance at no cost to residents
  • Four weeks of vacation each year
  • Competitive salaries
  • A free shuttle bus throughout the day between the two training sites