Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Pediatric dental residents are trained to provide services in ambulatory and inpatient settings. The program's educational structure is based on the accreditation standards and goals established by the American Dental Association. Furthermore, the training the residents receive, prepares them for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is a requirement of this program that the first phase of the certification process be completed prior to graduation.
The program places high emphasis on preventative oral health care and child/parent education. In addition, pediatric dental residents are trained in the assessment and treatment of dental and facial trauma, management of dental and medical emergencies and physical diagnosis. Intensive training is provided in the administration of intravenous sedation. Experience is also gained in treating pediatric patients with the use of oral sedation and nitrous oxide.
During the first year, the pediatric dental residents complete rotations in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Outpatient Pediatric Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center. Additionally, inpatient rotation to Pediatric Medicine is completed by the first year residents at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center.
The second year pediatric dental residents rotate through Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Cardiology, and Pediatric Neurology at Interfaith Medical Center. Moreover, the second year residents attend Craniofacial Lecture and Conference at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center every first Friday of the month.
There are a total of four residents (2 per year) in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center.