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Pediatric Dentistry Residency at
The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai collaborates closely with related training programs in pediatric medicine, general dentistry, and other pediatric subspecialties. In this two-year training experience, our residents provide coordinated care for medically compromised patients, performing alongside attending faculty and house staff at inpatient pediatric units and outpatient clinics. This composite experience provides our residents robust training in a range of pediatric dental specialties while serving a remarkably diverse patient community.

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 after graduation. Several of our attending dentists are former residents who are deeply committed to helping train a new generation.

Throughout our two-year program, residents receive extensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dental medicine and surgery. We provide intensive operating room experience where residents gain instruction in intravenous conscious sedation, pediatric emergency, pediatric medicine, and laser dental surgery. Training sites for the Pediatric Dentistry Residency include the Department of Dentistry within The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Institute for Family Health in Harlem.

Residents additionally have the opportunity for clinical and didactic training in all phases of orthodontic treatment. Following the successful completion of the program, residents meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and can become board eligible.

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. We also look forward to collaborating more closely with the East Harlem Heath Outreach Partnership , Icahn Mount Sinai’s student-run, physician-supervised free clinic.

The Icahn School of Medicine at 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 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

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.

For the Pediatric Dentistry Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital, we accept four applicants per year. Our program number is 328. Please have following items electronically available in your Postdoctoral Application Support Services file:

  • A copy of your Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from a 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 your dental school; one from the chairperson or a faculty of the applicant’s pediatric dental department; and one from a faculty member, or director, of any General Practice Residency program where the applicant graduated (ideally a pediatric dentist familiar with the applicant’s professional capabilities)

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