FAQ

AEGD

In addition to 25% of the curriculum dedicated to a comprehensive didactic curriculum, residents gain extensive clinical experience during 75% of their AEGD year. Residents become exceptionally well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of dental healthcare challenges frequently seen in small, medium, or large remote, urban or rural solo or group practices. In addition, residents experience:

  • Comprehensive general dentistry training, mentoring , and preparation for future general practice endeavors as well as preparation for advanced specialty programs within technologically advanced and dynamic group practice settings.
  • Comprehensive clinical care and management of patients as well as exposure to complex treatment modalities in various dental disciplines including: endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, hard and soft tissue surgery, and dental anesthesiology.
  • Understanding of oral health needs and providing culturally competent care to socially/economically-disadvantaged large populations
  • Development of professional commitment to life-long learning that incorporates evidence-based decision making processes and quality management methodologies
  • Highly personalized mentoring and guidance from knowledgeable and skilled oral health care professionals
  • Clinical and didactic curriculum covering all areas of General Dentistry including Implantology, Endodontics, Anesthesiology, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Practice Management and Evidence Based Dentistry

In their AEGD year, residents get hands-on clinical experience in an encyclopedic range of disciplines including (but not limited to): endodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, sedation techniques, restorative dentistry, hard and soft tissue surgery, dental public health, and orofacial pain. Residents treat upwards of 2,000 to 2,500 patients during the year and encounter cases ranging from the straightforward to the intricate. Residents learn to work with children, elderly, phobic patients and people with developmental disabilities along with medically compromised patients with conditions like heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS and other marginalizing conditions uniquely associated with ethnically, demographically, and socio-economically diverse populations.

A unique and exceptional program in concept and design, the AEGD (PGY-1 level - 12 months; PGY-2 level - second year optional) Program at NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine) advances a resident’s skills in general dentistry well-beyond traditional school-based or clinic-only based programs. 

  • One year (12 months)
  • Optional 2nd year (12 months)
  • 354 1st year positions available in over 25 US states and the Caribbean.
  • Over 25 2nd year positions available in over 25 US states and the Caribbean.
  • Each training site accepts anywhere from 1 to 10 residents.

1st year residents:

  • US and Canadian dental school graduates receive $40,000 per year annual stipend.
  • Fringe Benefits: Additional benefits that include 20 vacation days, 4 continuing education days, malpractice, medical, prescription and dental insurance.

2nd year residents:

  • US and Canadian dental school graduates receive $45,000 per year annual stipend.
  • Additional benefits that include 20 vacation days, 4 continuing education days, malpractice, medical, prescription and dental insurance.
  • Fringe Benefits: $1,000 credit towards continuing education pursuits outside of the program's formal curriculum.

To ensure that AEGD residents receive superior advanced educational and clinical experience, all NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine clinical training sites are critically evaluated by our Vice President of Dental Education, Vice President of the AEGD program and the AEGD Administrative team. Prior to affiliating with a clinical training site partner, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine methodically assesses training site equipment, materials, resources and faculty and support staff credentials to certify that the training site meets NYU Lutheran and CODA criteria. There are 1 to 10 AEGD resident training positions per site. Training sites are typically modern state-of-the-art facilities.

  • All health center training sites operate as large group practices. They provide the required clinical experiences in postgraduate education as well as the modern, required and necessary equipment, materials, resources and staff support to provide residents with advanced dental training.
  • Training sites vary in size, location, and patient demographics. The AEGD program offers something for everyone; 4 to 50 operatory practice sites in rural, suburban, and urban locations. The AEGD program strives to match you to a location that bests fits your interests.
  • Residents will be assigned to oneor more nearby health centers for the entire year of training to promote continuity of care for the patients and continuity of experience for the resident.
  • Occasionally, clinical experience enhancements will be offered by rotation to other affiliated health center training sites within a region.
  • NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine encourages you to speak with each assistant program director and health center dental director to uncover the assets unique to each of the individual sites of interest.

Core Curriculum

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents participate in our core curriculum. The curriculum focuses on preventive and general dentistry practice modalities, as well as treatment of special needs patients, and in-depth study of materials science and evidence-based dentistry.

Residents will learn:

  • Comprehensive training in general dentistry; practice-based and hospital- based dentistry.
  • Management of the oral health care needs of the pediatric, geriatric, medically compromised, and special needs patients.
  • The newest information in implant dentistry and experience restoring and/or placing implants.
  • Current concepts in esthetic dentistry, pain control and sedation, orthodontics, preventive dentistry, endodontics, anesthesia, periodontics, prosthetics, hard and soft tissue surgery, and the management of medical emergencies and dental/oral trauma in the dental practice.
  • The principles of dental practice management and practice administration in daily practice including the principles of the psychodynamics of dental care, managing decisions and choices of care, quality management, and ethics.
  • Highly developed diagnostic and treatment skills.

All first-year residents take a five-hour introductory methods and materials in research course. This class covers such topics as:

  • Basic dental informatics and on-line searches
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Critical evaluation of the literature

All second-year residents participate in coursework related to research, public health and evidence-based methodologies. These residents, together with medical residents, complete a public health project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research, and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair as well as other national/international public health and research venues. Interested first-year general dentistry residents may voluntarily participate in a public health project.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine residents participate in case presentations and literature review sessions in order to keep abreast of current practice standards of health care and research, and learn to use an evidence-based approach towards case management and critical review of the dental literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based oral healthcare.

AEGD Curriculum

This innovative program is a hybrid blend of a strong distance-learning didactic curriculum with extensive clinical experiences. Distance-based didactic learning is achieved through web-based education modules, via an asynchronous platform (Sakai), a state of the art real-time video teleconference (VTC) system and video modules that connect residents and faculty. Residents and faculty at the primary site (NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY) connect with residents and faculty from other training sites throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Lectures are developed and generated from all sites and include a robust curriculum that exceeds CODA guidelines.

AEGD Clinical Curriculum

The clinical curriculum will encompasses 75% of the residents’ total experience. Residents will provide comprehensive oral health care to patients from start to completion, performing standard and advanced clinical procedures in all areas of dentistry under the close mentorship of acclaimed faculty. For continuity of patient care and resident experience, residents will study and practice during the entire year, in one of hundreds of affiliated clinical training sites throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Supplemental training experiences in advanced clinical areas may be provided to the residents as an enhancement or rotation experience. Traditionally, the AEGD program does not require on-call or extra-clinical and/or medical rotations; however, additional hours or rotations can be required at the discretion of the Dental Director at the resident’s assigned clinical training site. Exact training schedules will be developed by the clinical training site’s clinical faculty in collaboration with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s resident and program administration.

AEGD Didactic Curriculum

The didactic curriculum, including required courses and electives, will extend throughout the entire academic year and will account for 25% of the total AEGD experience. The resident will engage in instruction provided through a number of venues, including formal lectures delivered using video teleconferencing technology, asynchronous web-based forums and lectures, and small, group interactive sessions.

Traditionally, this program does not have on-call, extra clinical, and/or medical rotation requirements. However, these experiences may be developed for the resident at the discretion of the health center training site and the program administration. Some health center training sites have traditional hours of operation while others may have late evening sessions and some weekend hours. The resident’s training schedule will be developed at the discretion of the health center training sites in collaboration with the program administration.

There are no limits on the number of AEGD affiliated clinical training sites to which candidates may apply. Final assignments are generally completed after the MATCH process with consideration given to the needs of both the AEGD candidate and the clinical training sites in each region.

Note that the application requirements for the optional PGY-2 are the same as PGY-1 with one exception: evidence of completion of a 1st year of AEGD or GPR is required.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE)
Required Application Documents
  • Dean’s letter of recommendation
  • 2 letters of recommendation from clinical faculty
  • 2 Personal Potential Index reports (PASS PPI)
  • Dental school transcript
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • National Dental Board Examination (NDBE) documents as follows:
    • Graduates of U.S. and Canadian dental schools must submit NDBE Part 1 at time of application (Part 2 will be required for eventual admission) 

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine participates in PASS/MATCH.  Applicants may apply here http://www.lmcdental.org/apply using the PASS application and MATCH identification number. Candidates should check the PASS service website at www.adea.org/PASSapp  and can search our locations under NYU Lutheran.  MATCH results are announced the last Monday of January each year.   A list of documents required for admission into the program may be found here http://www.lmcdental.org/programs/aegd under Admissions and Application. The AEGD program will accept applications post-MATCH provided that open positions still remain.   Please visit the website at www.lmcdental.org for specific instructions about how to apply post-MATCH beginning the last Monday of January. 

The didactic curriculum provides formal instruction in implant dentistry as well as hands-on workshops. Many, but not all of the health center training sites may provide for the opportunity of surgical placement and/or restoration of implants. Candidates must research this directly with the regional assistant directors and the health center training sites.

All first-year residents take a five-hour introductory methods and materials in research course. This class covers such topics as:

  • Basic dental informatics and on-line searches
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Critical evaluation of the literature

All second-year residents participate in coursework related to research, public health and evidence-based methodologies. These residents, together with medical residents, complete a public health project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research, and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair as well as other national/international public health and research venues. Interested first-year general dentistry residents may voluntarily participate in a public health project.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine residents participate in case presentations and literature review sessions in order to keep abreast of current practice standards of health care and research, and learn to use an evidence-based approach towards case management and critical review of the dental literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based oral healthcare.

The program provides all residents with 4 paid days towards the pursuit of continuing education endeavors outside of the formal didactic curriculum. Travel, lodging, and all other additional fees associated with the conferences and workshops are the responsibility of the resident.  

Yes. Residents must complete the attendance, evaluation and reporting, and specific clinical and didactic requirements established by the program. These are outlined in the AEGD program manual and provided to residents during the formal orientation session at the beginning of the program year. Residents are advised and counseled by the program administration and faculty regarding their progress and achievements during the course of the program year in order to assist them with meeting program requirements.

Pediatric Dentistry

Program Strengths

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 the first week of July of each year.

  • 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
  • Optional merit-based one month rotation to any NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine practice site with approval
  • 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
  • Over 90% of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine graduates have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written Qualifying Examination which is 5% higher than the national average.
  • Over 70% of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine graduates have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Clinical Examination and have obtained Board Certified-Diplomate status which is 5% higher than the national average.

Treat as many as 1500/ year – medically compromised pediatric patients.

Diverse populations : pediatric male, female patients who come from racial, religious, ethnic and economically diverse populations.

This is a 24-month full-time hospital and health center based program.  The program will enter 53 residents on July, 1, 2015.

To see current health center locations where residents can study in this ADA/Accredited program, please click on the following link:

http://www.lmcdental.org/program-locations/peds

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine offers its Pediatric Dentistry postgraduate residents generous stipends and fringe benefits.

  • 1st year residents receive an annual stipend of $62,652.
  • 2nd year resients receive an annual stipend of $67,076.
  • Fringe benefits include:  medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve paid sick days and four continuing education days.  Additional $2500 stipend per year for the chief residents at each site.

All of our dental training sites are either: 1) part of the outpatient departments within a hospital or 2) clinics within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or 3) not-for-profit health center clinic. The majority of the medical rotations are conducted in affiliated hospitals and medical facilities.  Training sites are state-of-the-art and modern health center and/or university facilities at which residents are exposed to the most advanced treatment options for pediatric patients.

In 2003, the Department of Dental Medicine 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 the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine Pediatric Dentistry Department.  Curently residents are placed in one of NYU Lutheran's Pediatric Dentistry program's 14 primary training sites located in 11 U.S. states.  The program is continuously expanding.  

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. To see NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine's Pediatric Dentistry  program's current training sites, please click on the following link:

http://www.lmcdental.org/program-locations/peds

Curriculum

This specialty program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, developmentally disabled, 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 Lutheran Dental Medicine residents stationed in hundreds of our extramural practice/training sites around the country. Interactive sessions include all NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine general and specialty programs: AEGD, GPR, Dental Anesthesiology, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Dental Public Health.

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, a distance learning curriculum of structured lectures and learning activities occur via live video teleconference (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Sakai). 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. For example, second-year residents at the Rhode Island and Massachusetts sites teach undergraduate dental students at Tufts University in Boston.

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 merit-based program enhancement, second-year residents also have the opportunity to spend a month at one of the other training sites.

During the last half of the second-year, residents complete a clinical research project, which is presented at the AAPD Annual Session and the NYU Lutheran Medical Center Research Fair, leading to a publishable paper. The research symposia throughout the first and second year guide the residents through their research.

During the last few months of the training, residents visit a number of private pediatric dental offices to gain experience in practice management and practice administration.

  • As part of clinical and medical rotations, these experiences may be developed for the resident at the discretion of the health center training site.
  • Some health center training sites have traditional hours of operation while others may have late evening sessions and some weekend hours.
  • The resident’s training schedule will be developed at the discretion of the health center training sites in collaboration with the resident and program administration.

Admission Requirements

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
  • Must be eligible for license in the states to which applying – Residents must be eligible for an unrestricted dental license, temporary license, limited permit, or other licensing requirements specific to the state which has jurisdiction over the specific NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine - PEDS training site. As examples; Missouri requires an unrestricted license, Arizona does not require a license, and Washington State and Rhode Island require a limited permit.
  • Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and part II by start of residency
  • Dental transcripts through PASS
  • 3-5 PPI forms through PASS. Optional letters of recommendation only to highlight special activities – Preferably from pediatric dentists/professors that know the applicant well
  • All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
  • PASS application; MATCH number
  • Recent 2×2 photograph not required until requested by program site
  • Personal interview (upon invite)
  • Complete dental school or current residency in good standing by start of orientation (end of June)
  • Must live within 20 minutes of the training site health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

The application deadline is August 17th. The program application MUST be submitted through PASS and all materials MUST be obtained through them. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine 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

For all NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine training locations participating in PASS and MATCH: PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE):

  1. Complete the PASS application by August 17th 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.
    • A current CV must be embedded with a 2X2 photo in the upper right hand corner and uploaded with your PASS application. 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 Lutheran Dental Medicine will post a viewable documents with new site locations and contact information on this page. 
  2. FOR POST MATCH INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE

Only in didactics during the core curriculum on Tuesdays

During the last half of the second-year, residents complete a clinical research project, which is presented at the AAPD Annual Session and the NYU Lutheran Medical Center Research Fair, leading to a publishable paper. The research symposia throughout the first and second year guide the residents through their research.

Externship opportunities are provided at some sites. Please email the site director of the site you are interested in visiting to coordinate details of your visit. Students may observe or actually participate in patient care, thereby gaining invaluable insight into postgraduate education in a fast-paced, urban health care environment. Affiliation agreements for externships currently exist with New York University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Tufts University, Medical College of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Our residents also have the opportunity to participate in international outreach programs.

General Practice

This one-year ADA-CODA accredited 12-month program with an optional second year is a traditional but innovative hospital-based GPR Program. Residents are trained by a world-class faculty of general dentists and specialists who work one-on-one with residents in all phases of dentistry. In addition to emphasizing comprehensive dental care, the program integrates medical applications into dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are fully prepared, highly skilled and confident clinicians.

Residents acquire the abilities to manage patients with complicated needs in a hospital and group practice environments. Invaluable experience is gained while working as a practitioner in a fast-paced urban healthcare environment with state-of-the-art facilities and a large patient population, many who present with medically complex challenges. Residents participate in rotations in family medicine, anesthesia, and in the emergency room and receive significant experience managing in-patients as well as providing dental care in the operating room.

In addition to a comprehensive didactic curriculum, residents gain extensive clinical experience. Residents become exceptionally well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of emergencies and trauma. In addition, residents are trained in:

  • Planning and providing or managing multidisciplinary patient-focused oral healthcare for patients with general and special needs while minimizing the need for referral
  • Comprehensive clinical care and management of patients as well as exposure to complex treatment modalities in various dental disciplines including: endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, oral pathology, and dental anesthesiology.
  • Functioning successfully within a hospital environment
  • Understanding of oral health needs and providing culturally competent care to socially/economically-disadvantaged populations
  • Development of professional commitment to life-long learning that incorporates evidence-based decision making processes and quality management methodologies
  • Clinical experience will encompass 75% of the Resident’s total experience while 25% will be spent in Didactic training

This one-year ADA-CODA accredited 12-month program with an optional second year is a traditional but innovative hospital-based GPR Program. Residents are trained by a world-class faculty of general dentists and specialists who work one-on-one with residents in all phases of dentistry. In addition to emphasizing comprehensive dental care, the program integrates medical applications into dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are fully prepared, highly skilled and confident clinicians

  • One year (12 months)
  • Optional 2nd year (12 months)
  • There are 24 PGY1 positions and optional PGY2 positions available at NYU Lutheran Sunset Park in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Treat as many as 500 patients/ year, including pediatric, special needs, medically compromised, trauma, and emergency patients.
  • Since much of training occurs in an OR setting, the case types run the gamut of dental and medical procedures alongside medical and dental healthcare teams of generalists and specialists.
  • Diverse populations : male, female patients who come from racial, religious, ethnic and economically diverse populations.
  • 1st year students:
    • US and Canadian dental school graduates receive an annual stipend of $61,124.  
    • Benefits include 20 vacation days, 4 continuing education days, malpractice, medical and dental health benefits.
  • 2nd year students (optional 2nd year):
    • US and Canadian dental school graduates receive $ 65,440 annual stipend. (additional $2,000 for chief residents)
    • Benefits include 20 vacation days, 4 continuing education days, malpractice, medical and dental insurance 
  • There are 14 operatories at NYU Lutheran-Sunset Park in Brooklyn, NY
  • Additional NYU Lutheran Family Health Center affiliated sites offer 18 additional operatories, each equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.  

Core Curriculum

General Practice Residency (GPR) residents participate in our core curriculum. The academic curriculum focuses on pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, special care patients, and materials science.

Residents will learn:

  • Comprehensive training in general dentistry; practice-based and hospital- based
  • The newest information in implant dentistry and experience placing implants
  • Current concepts in esthetic dentistry, pain control and sedation, orthodontics, preventive dentistry, endodontics, anesthesia, periodontics, prosthetics and medical emergencies in dental practice
  • The principles of dental practice management and practice administration in daily practice including the principles of the psychodynamics of dental care, managing decisions and choices of care, quality management, and ethics.
  • Highly developed diagnostic and treatment skills.

In the GPR program, residents are exposed to all aspects of dentistry such as endodontics, geriatrics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthetics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, and orthodontics.

All first-year residents and second-year residents take a five-hour introductory methods and materials in research course.

This class covers such topics as:

  • Basic dental informatics and on-line searches
  • Evidence-based dentistry
  • Evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Critical evaluation of the literature

This aspect of the educational program provides concentrated advanced training in treatment planning, oral medicine, oral pathology, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our core curriculum also includes asynchronous online literature reviews in endodontics, prosthodontics, and sedation and pain control.

Second year (optional) GPR residents attend a more in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

    • Epidemiology and research methods
    • Statistics
    • Data analysis and practical research design
    • Writing a biomedical paper
    • Writing a research proposal
    • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
    • Submitting a paper for publication
    • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair. Interested first-year general dentistry residents may voluntarily participate in a research project.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine residents participate in journal clubs to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the dental literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based oral healthcare.

GPR Curriculum

In addition to the core curriculum, GPR emphasizes holistic dental and medical treatment of the patient. To achieve a deep understanding of comprehensive dental care integrated with medical applications into dentistry, residents participate in rotations in family medicine, anesthesia, and in the emergency room. They receive significant experience in managing in-patients as well as providing dental care in the operating room. Residents at the NYU Lutheran-Sunset Park campus also rotate to nearby NYU Lutheran-affiliated community health centers located in Brooklyn and Augustana nursing home.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine's campus is a level 1 trauma center. The residents are not required to stay at the hospital for on-call. However, they can receive calls from the emergency room to which they are required to respond.

Applicants must be graduates of a U.S. or Canadian dental school and must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examinations.

  • 1st year Students:
    • Application to the PASS application and MATCH process
    • Graduation from an approved US or Canadian dental school
    • Passed part 1 and part 2 of the National Dental Board Examination
  • 2nd year:
    • Evidence of completion of a first year AEGD or GPR program.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine participates in the PASS/MATCH process. Prospective residents can apply to the GPR program via the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) which can be accessed by clicking on the 'apply now' button on the lmcdental.org website. The application deadline is December 3rd. Required supplemental materials include a 2×2 photo, which should be sent directly to the site. Upon acceptance, a final transcript and dental school diploma must be presented.

This program is a traditional but innovative hospital-based GPR Program. Residents are trained by a world-class faculty of general dentists and specialists who work one-on-one with residents in all phases of dentistry. In addition to emphasizing comprehensive dental care, the program integrates medical applications into dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are fully prepared, highly skilled and confident clinicians.

Residents acquire the abilities to manage patients with complicated needs in a hospital and group practice environments. Invaluable experience is gained while working as a practitioner in a fast-paced urban healthcare environment with state-of-the-art facilities and a large patient population, many who present with medically complex challenges. Residents participate in rotations in family medicine, anesthesia, and in the emergency room and receive significant experience managing in-patients as well as providing dental care in the operating room. The vast majority of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s GPR residents go on to become successful oral healthcare professionals in community health centers, private practices, dental public health programs, schools of dentistry, healthcare organizations and clinical operations management. Many remain with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine to play significant roles in one of our continually expanding programs, often because they have found that our approach gives them an opportunity to make a lasting difference.

GPR residents, together with medical residents, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair. Interested first-year general dentistry residents may voluntarily participate in a research project.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine residents participate in journal clubs to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the dental literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based oral healthcare.

The program offers a special opportunity to undergraduate dental students. Fourth-year dental students may request short-term externships at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. These students may observe thereby gaining invaluable insight into postgraduate education in a fast-paced, urban health care environment. Affiliation agreements for externships currently exist with New York University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Tufts University, Medical College of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dental Anesthesiology

This 36-month hospital-based program offers hands-on training in the anesthetic management of patients in the operating room, outpatient clinic and dental office setting. Graduates of the program are proficient in the anesthetic management – in both hospital and non-hospital settings – of a wide range of dental patients including: children, special needs patients, phobic adults, the medically compromised, patients with extensive treatment plans and the trauma patient.

  • Clinically focused Dental Anesthesiology training in a modern hospital OR suite
  • Instruction by Dental and Medical Anesthesiologists
  • Full spectrum of anesthetic management
  • Large varied case load in ethnically diverse patient population
  • Majority of program time involves direct patient care
  • Comprehensive didactic curriculum to complement clinical experiences
  • Significant time training in the OR Suite during all three years in program
  • Off service rotations – four months in pediatrics and medicine
  • Mobile office-based anesthesia rotation – two months in Year 2 and two months in Year 3
  • Surgicenter rotation dedicated exclusively to anesthetic management of the dental patient (with a focus on syndromic/special needs patients) - two months in Year 2 and two months in Year 3.
  • Located within the culturally rich dynamic borough of Brooklyn in close proximity to Manhattan

Located in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, NYU Lutheran Medical Center is recognized as a Level 1 Trauma Center. In this environment residents gain experience providing anesthesia services to a diverse ethnically and socioeconomically mixed patients often presenting with significant comorbidities affiliated with underserved communities.

Graduates of the program are proficient in the anesthetic management – in both hospital and non-hospital settings – of a wide range of dental patients including: children, special needs patients, phobic adults, the medically compromised, patients with extensive treatment plans and the trauma patient.  With Surgicenter rotation, residents gain significant experience while dedicated exclusively to anesthetic management of the dental patient (with a focus on syndromic/special needs patients).

This 36-month hospital-based program program accepts 6 residents each year.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine offers its Dental Anesthesiology postgraduate residents generous stipends and fringe benefits which are competitive with other hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.

    • 1st year students receive an annual stipends of $62,652.
    • 2nd year students receive an annual stipend of $67,076.
    • 3rd year students receive an annual stipend of $70,694.
    • Fringe benefits per year include medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve paid sick days and four continuing education days

This hospital-based program offers hands-on training in the anesthetic management of patients in the operating room, outpatient clinic and dental office setting. Residents are trained in the full spectrum of anesthesia skills from intubated general anesthesia to IV/IM/oral sedation. Much of the training occurs in the main OR suite at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, where residents are directly involved in providing anesthesia for a wide variety of general surgical cases. First-year residents spend significant time training in the O.R. as well as on off-service rotations in Medicine and Pediatrics for a total of four months. 

Second- and third-year residents still rotate in the O.R. suite but also attend more focused clinical rotations.  Both second-year and third-year residents spend two months on a rotation in mobile office-based anesthesia.  In this rotation, residents spend several weeks at a time embedded in each of the practices of the five dentist anesthesiologists associated with the rotation.  Both second-year and third-year residents also spend two months on rotation in a surgicenter dedicated to the anesthetic management of the Special Needs patient. 

Core Curriculum

Dental anesthesiology residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

Dental Anesthesiology Curriculum

This 36-month hospital-based program offers hands-on training in the anesthetic management of patients in the operating room, outpatient clinic and dental office setting. Residents are trained in the full spectrum of anesthesia skills from intubated general anesthesia to IV/IM/oral sedation. Much of the training occurs in the main OR suite at NYU Lutheran Medical Center where residents are directly involved in providing anesthesia for a wide variety of general surgical cases. First-year residents spend significant time training in the O.R. as well as on off-service rotations in Medicine and Pediatrics for a total of four months. 

Second- and third-year residents still rotate in the O.R. suite but also attend more focused clinical rotations.  Both second-year and third-year residents spend two months on a rotation in mobile office-based anesthesia.  In this rotation, residents spend several weeks at a time embedded in each of the practices of the five dentist anesthesiologists associated with the rotation.  Both second-year and third-year residents also spend two months on rotation in a surgicenter dedicated to the anesthetic management of the Special Needs patient. In conjunction with the addition of the third-year to the DA Program, NYU Lutheran has invested in resident research by adding a DDS/PhD Epidemiologist to the research team to guide the residents in their research projects.   

The didactic curriculum of the program complements and reinforces the clinical anesthesia training. Participation in an anesthesia lecture series by the Downstate Department of Anesthesia and a regular lecture schedule by attendings at NYU Lutheran Medical Center enrich the didactic experience. The residents are exposed to the management of patients with TMJ dysfunction/ facial neuralgias and chronic pain. Graduates of the program are proficient in the anesthetic management – in both hospital and non-hospital settings – of a wide range of dental patients including: children, special needs patients, phobic adults, the medically compromised, patients with extensive treatment plans and the trauma patient.

As part of the Dental Anesthesiology curriculum in management of the emergent and trauma patients, residents might participate in after-hours calls.  

  • DDS or DMD from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian Dental School
  • Must be eligible for temporary license in New York State
  • Non U.S. candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • PASS application
  • Recent photograph sent directly to NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  • Personal interview (if invited)

The application deadline is October 15th. The program uses the PASS application. Application materials may be obtained directly from the PASS website which can be accessed from the lmcdental.org website by clicking on 'apply now'.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE)

Additional correspondence may be obtained through:

Dr. Charles D. Azzaretti,
Director of Dental Anesthesiology
cdazzaretti@gmail.com

The Dental Anesthesiology Residency program offers no specific training on placement and restoration of implants.

As of July 2015 the curriculum changed from 24 months to 36 months to be in compliance with new CODA standards. The changes in this curriculum will allow more in-depth medical rotations. Along with increased clinical requirements there will now be time to enable the DA resident to more fully realize the potential of research opportunities available at NYU Lutheran. Our staff, dedicated to supporting resident research initiatives, includes several highly experienced masters’ level mentors and a PhD epidemiologist - all of whom are available full- time to work with resident students on their research projects.

Dental Anesthesiology residents, together with medical residents, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine Anesthesiology residents participate in regular journal club sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the anesthesiology literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based anesthesia services for dental patients.

Orthodontics

  • Strong, clinically based 2-year program 
  • Large and demographically diverse patient populations
  • Modern clinical facilities
  • Close professional relationships through collaboration between various dental and medical disciplines
  • Intensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and approaches
  • Emphasis on specialty board certification 
  • Supporting access to care and treatment for underserved patient populations.
  • Upon program completion, the resident will gain expertise in:
  • Treating a full spectrum of  orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions in various adolescent and adult populations
  • Expertise in diagnosis, treatment planning and managing orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions 
  • Interceptive strategies and approaches to a variety of developing orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions
  • The use of a variety of fixed and removable appliances
  • Interdisciplinary consultations, treatment planning and patient care
  • Practice, and patient management techniques regarding the science, business and art of orthodontics
  • Risk management and ethical concerns related to patient care
  • Understanding the literature and the application of evidenced based orthodontic practice

With a large and ethnically diverse patient population of all ages unique to NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s hospital and health center training sites, residents can expect to conduct diverse procedures, work with specialists in pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, oral pathology, endodontics, dental anesthesiology, orofacial pain and periodontics. Residents also learn techniques to treat patients with special needs and medically complex conditions.

This 24-month NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s Orthodontics and Orthopedics (O&DO) program is a hospital-based training program. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and meets the advanced education requirements of the ADA/CODA and is eligible to take the American Board of Orthodontics specialty board examination. The program accepts 4 PGY1 residents each year resulting in a total of 8 residents across the 2 years of program duration.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine offers its postgraduate trainees generous stipends and fringe benefits which are competitive.

In this program, residents in all years receive a stipend of $27,000. Fringe benefits per year include: medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve paid sick days and four continuing education days.

The primary site for residents is located in Brooklyn, N.Y. nearby NYU Lutheran Medical Center and its network of local and regional health centers. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities have the equipment and supplies necessary to provide comprehensive services in all phases of Orthodontic treatment.

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum consists of the following courses and clinical activities:

  • Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy 
  • Dentofacial Histology and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Seminar (Formal Case Presentations) 
  • Embryology and Genetics
  • Normal and abnormal Dentofacial Growth and Development
  • Literature Review- Classic and current
  • Clinical orthodontic pharmacology 
  • Dental Public Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD)
  • Interdisciplinary treatment (periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, and TMD-OFP)
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Orthodontic research and biostatistics
  • House Staff Orientation
  • Jurisprudence and Risk Management
  • Methods and Materials in Dental Research
  • Oral Biology, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Orthodontic and dental materials science and laboratory considerations
  • Practice Management and Practice Administration
  • Speech Pathology (Language and Speech Development)

Orthodontics Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to meet the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and to prepare the graduate for the American Board of Orthodontics examination.  Residents will work closely with their faculty as they immerse themselves in a clinically intense environment utilizing various contemporary appliances and therapeutic treatment modalities as they service a very diverse patient population pool.  The resident will also become confident in applying EBD to their diagnostic and treatment considerations.  As part of the curriculum, the resident will conduct an independent research project that must be presented at a scientific symposia and submitted for publication.

First-Year Curriculum

The first year of the program focuses on didactics and clinical development.  The core curriculum as listed is delivered via a combinations of onsite lectures by faculty or invited speakers, video teleconferencing, and asynchronous web-based modules (via Sakai).  In addition to these didactic teaching methodologies, first-year residents will participate in extensive literature reviews designed to integrate the sciences with their clinical applications.  Residents will choose their research project and start the data collection process.

Second-Year Curriculum

During the second year, the focus is on developing independent clinical skills and post-treatment evaluations.  Residents focus on further developing expert clinical, patient, and practice management skills. In addition residents will take on assigned pedagogical responsibilities. Mock boards are initiated in preparation for the mandatory requirement of sitting for the written portion of the ABO examination.  A resident’s research project is completed, presented at a scientific symposium and submitted for publication. 

  • DDS or DMD from an ADA-CODA accredited American or Canadian dental school
  • Must be eligible for temporary licensure in the state of New York, Applicants can assess their qualification for New York State-Dental Licensure by visiting: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentlic.html. All candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • Dental and pre-professional education transcripts through PASS
  • Completion of both the PASS application and an institutional one.
  • Recent 2×2 photograph
  • Personal interview (upon invite)
  • Complete dental school or current residency in good standing by start of orientation (end of June)

Applications can be directly submitted to Dr. Laurance Jerrold. To view application go to the lmcdental.org website, click on apply now, download Orthodontics application and send completed applications to Dr. Laurance Jerrold, DDS, JD.  Interviews will be scheduled for late October/Early November.

Program Director:  Laurance Jerrold DDS, JD
Email: ljerrold@lmcmc.com
Tel: 347-377-4485
Fax: 718-630-8714

Residents will be exposed to Implant dentistry while working with other dental specialty faculty and residents.  However it is not is an integral part of the Orthodontics curriculum.

As part of the curriculum, the resident will conduct an independent research project that must be presented at a scientific symposia and submitted for publication.  First-year residents will participate in extensive literature reviews designed to integrate the sciences with their clinical applications.  Residents will choose their research project and start the data collection process. In the second year, a resident’s research project is completed, presented at a scientific symposium and submitted for publication.  

Orthodontics residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

  • Epidemiology and research methods
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis and practical research design
  • Writing a biomedical paper
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
  • Submitting a paper for publication
  • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents and dental residents from other specialties complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair.

Dental Public Health

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine DPH residency will provide an excellent opportunity for residents to develop skills related to the development, management, and evaluation of oral health programs in general and more specifically as those programs impact community health centers programs.

The NYU Lutheran DPH residency will prepare the resident to successfully challenge the certifying examination of the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) and to acquire practical public health skills that will facilitate meaningful employment in the public health field after graduation.

The NYU Lutheran DPH Residency prepares the resident to acquire the competencies required by the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). At the beginning of the residency, the resident and the Resident Advisor jointly assess the resident’s mastery level for each of the competencies. Based on this assessment of the resident’s strengths and weaknesses, the Resident and Resident Advisor develop an individualized Curriculum Plan that guides the resident’s program.

The DPH residency prepares the resident to acquire the following competencies:

  • Plan oral health programs for populations
  • Select interventions and strategies for the prevention and control of oral diseases and promotion of oral health
  • Develop resources, implement and manage oral health programs for populations
  • Incorporate ethical standards in oral health programs and activities
  • Evaluate and monitor dental care delivery systems
  • Design and understand the use of surveillance systems to monitor oral health
  • Communicate and collaborate with groups and individuals on oral health issues
  • Advocate for, implement and evaluate public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public’s oral health
  • Critique and synthesize scientific literature
  • Design and conduct population-based studies to answer oral and public health questions

Specific program strengths

  • CODA-approved program provides eligibility to take the specialty board exam (American Board of Dental Public Health)
  • Learn and practice DPH in a real-world environment - at an NYU Lutheran-affiliated community health center
  • Select a training site from several participating health centers across the country
  • Full time (12 month program) 
  • Emphasis on program development, management and evaluation
  • Majority of time devoted to implementing public health projects and research
  • Each resident is assigned an academic advisor to guide the resident’s curriculum
  • Didactic program offered via videoconference format
  • Program graduates develop expertise in the oral health programs of community health centers
  • Option for clinical practice up to one day per week

Patient care in the DPH program is optional.  Residents will serve patients of the health center to which they are assigned.

This is a 12-month fully ADA-CODA accredited program.  The program accepts 8 residents each year.  

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine offers its postgraduate trainees generous stipends and fringe benefits which are competitive.

In this program, full-time residents who have graduated from a U.S. or Canadian dental school and who have an MPH or equivalent degree receive a stipend of $50,000 for the year.  Full-time residents in DPH who are graduates of an International dental school with the same MPH or equivalent degree receive a stipend of $30,000 for the year.   Fringe benefits per year include: medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days of paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve sick days and four continuing eduation days.

The program matches DPH residents to primary training sites that are located at NYU Lutheran-affiliated community health centers or other sites. The availability of these training sites is subject to change each year so the candidate should contact the Program Director to confirm current availability.  Currently the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine Dental Public Health program is offered at NYU Lutheran Dental affiliated health center locations in 12 states throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean

Residents will participate in several Supervised Field Experiences (similar to rotations) that provide exposure to the public health system beyond the health center to which they are assigned. Sites may include state and local health departments, primary care associations, non-profit health care and policy organizations, Medicaid agencies, and any other sites that promote the resident’s professional interests. Field experiences may be short visits to learn about a program or more comprehensive experiences that provide an opportunity to participate in projects or oral health coalitions.

The DPH residency emphasizes the practical aspect of dental public health. Residents will spend the majority of their time developing and implementing one or more projects that are consistent with the interests of the resident and that also provide a tangible benefit to the host health center. These projects may include the development of preventive and outreach programs to improve access, projects to improve the management practices of the dental program, need assessments and program evaluations. Residents will develop the projects in collaboration with the academic advisor and the health center staff.

Residents will also take several didactic courses that cover the full range of DPH competencies. These courses are provided via video conference, so all DPH residents can participate, regardless of their geographic location. Residents will also learn about the public health system beyond the health center by participating in Supervised Field Experiences at public health agencies and organizations.

DPH Curriculum

Projects

The resident must implement at least one “data based” project that demonstrates the capacity to collect, manage and analyze data, and to prepare a scholarly paper that is suitable for publication. The resident may also conduct additional projects as time permits and as approved by the Resident Advisor. Projects may address a wide scope of topics, such as health center management issues to make the oral health program operate more efficiently, to develop systems to document clinic productivity, quality and patient outcomes, to develop new outreach or preventive programs, and seek grant funding for new initiatives. To the extent possible, projects should meet the needs of the host health center and be consistent with the resident’s professional interests and educational goals.

Didactic Curriculum

Residents in each of the training sites jointly participate in didactic coursework via video teleconference, using a computer and internet connection provided at the training site. Typically, course faculty will assign readings and a brief written assignment prior to each videoconference session and guide the discussion. Didactic courses are usually “seminar”, rather than “lecture” style, to permit residents to discuss complex community, social and healthcare issues. The following courses are offered:

  • Oral Health Research Methods
  • Epidemiology of Oral Diseases
  • CHC Policy and Management
  • CHC Finances
  • DPH Study Club
  • Critical Review of the Literature
  • Ethics Case Studies in Patient Care and Research
  • Grant Writing for CHC Projects
  • Oral Health Surveillance

Field Experiences

Residents will participate in several Field Experiences (similar to rotations) that provide exposure to the public health system beyond the health center to which they are assigned. Sites may include state and local health departments, primary care associations, non-profit health care and policy organizations, Medicaid agencies, and any other sites that promote the resident’s professional interests. Field experiences may be short visits to learn about a program or more comprehensive experiences that provide an opportunity to participate in projects or oral health coalitions.

  • NYU Lutheran Dental will not sponsor candidates who require visas
  • DDS or DMD from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian Dental School/ or international dental school with equivalent curriculum
  • MPH or equivalent degree
  • English language proficiency
  • Completed application (available at: www.lmcdental.org)

Applications are accepted until July 31st with a start date of October 1st.  Applications are reviewed as received, so it is advantageous to the candidate to submit the application as early as possible. The DPH program does not use the PASS or MATCH services. Candidates should complete the online application form on the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine website and send required documents directly to the Program Director, Dr. Jay Balzer: jbalzer@lmcmc.com.

Application forms are available at lmcdental.org website.  Click on ‘apply now’, download the application for Dental Public Health (found on the apply now page) and send completed application to Dr. Jay Balzer.

The resident must implement at least one “data based” project that demonstrates the capacity to collect, manage and analyze data, and to prepare a scholarly paper that is suitable for publication. The resident may also conduct additional projects as time permits and as approved by the Resident Advisor. Projects may address a wide scope of topics, such as health center management issues to make the oral health program operate more efficiently, to develop systems to document clinic productivity, quality and patient outcomes, to develop new outreach or preventive programs, and seek grant funding for new initiatives. To the extent possible, projects should meet the needs of the host health center and be consistent with the resident’s professional interests and educational goals.

Residents will also participate in several Field Experiences (similar to rotations) that provide exposure to the public health system beyond the health center to which they are assigned. Sites may include state and local health departments, primary care associations, non-profit health care and policy organizations, Medicaid agencies, and any other sites that promote the resident’s professional interests. Field experiences may be short visits to learn about a program or more comprehensive experiences that provide an opportunity to participate in projects or oral health coalitions.

Endodontics

The program is designed to build diagnostic experience, teach implant dentistry and re-treatment assessment as well as to develop skills for treating patients under sedation or in the operating room. Use of all current technologies and methodologies is encouraged while conducting numerous endodontical procedures including; surgical operating microscopes, a variety of rotary instruments, cone beam computed tomography and ultrasonics. All attending endodontists who oversee residents are concurrently private sector practitioners who are well-steeped in the most advanced endodontic practices. This affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience. In addition, residents have an opportunity to observe attendings at their private office.

  • Large and ethnically diverse patient population
  • Modern state-of-the-art technologies including; dental operating microscopes, cone beam computed tomography, digital radiography, ultrasonic technologies
  • Opportunities for endodontic residents to perform procedures in the OR
  • Specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, special needs patients, oral surgery, oral pathology and periodontics
  • Specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, treatment of special needs patients, oral surgery, oral pathology, orofacial pain and periodontics
  • Close professional relationship with the medical staff
  • Attending endodontists, who oversee residents, all work in the private sector which affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience
  • University affiliations

With a large and ethnically diverse patient population unique to NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s hospital training sites, residents can expect to conduct 250-300 completed diverse procedures, work with specialists in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, oral pathology, endodontics, orofacial pain and periodontics. Residents also learn techniques to treat patients with special needs and medically complex conditions.

  • Treat as many as 250-300/completed cases in 25 months
  • Diverse populations : male, female patients who come from racial, religious, ethnic and economically diverse populations.
  • Many patients present with complex conditions, special needs and comorbities

This 25 month ADA-CODA  approved program has 6 PGY 1 positions - 3 in Brooklyn, New York and 3 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  PGY2 residents number 6 and are equally split between NYU Lutheran Medical Center's two Endodontic residency training locations.

Residents receive a generous stipend and fringe benefits consistent with other Endodontic programs in hospitals in the New York Metropolitan and Puerto Rico geographies.

  • First-year residents receive a stipend plus fringe benefits
  • Second-year residents receive a stipend plus fringe benefits
  • Additional stipend for the chief residents at each site
  • Fringe benefits include medical and dental insurance, prescription plan, $750/per year for course registration, nine holidays, four weeks of paid vacation, and paid sick days.

This 25-month program is a hybrid blend of both hospital- and dental school-based training. The program emphasizes orthograde and surgical clinical endodontics. Residents who successfully complete the program are granted a certificate in endodontics and meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Endodontics examination.  Residents can expect:

  • Modern state-of-the-art technologies including; dental operating microscopes, cone beam computed tomography, digital radiography, ultrasonic technologies
  • Opportunities for endodontic residents to perform procedures in the OR
  • Work with and learn from specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics,
  • Treat special needs patients, conduct oral surgery, oral pathology and periodontics

In July 2005, Lutheran Medical Center Department of Dental Medicine (LMC Dental) established its fully ADA-CODA accredited twenty-five (25)-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics in Brooklyn, New York. LMC Dental added an additional endodontic training site in 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPR). The expansion made LMC Dental the first Endodontic program to have multiple training sites

Core Curriculum

First-year residents participate in relevant aspects of the core curriculum. These include embryology, infectious and immunological processes in health and disease, oral medicine, and pharmacotherapeutics. Residents are also exposed to lectures in implant dentistry and have the opportunity to work closely with an implantologist.

In addition, endodontic residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

  • Epidemiology and research methods
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis and practical research design
  • Writing a biomedical paper
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
  • Submitting a paper for publication
  • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents and dental residents throughout the seven other dental residency programs, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair every Spring.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center endodontic residents participate in regular literature review sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the endodontic literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based endodontic services for dental patients.

Endodontics Curriculum

The endodontic curriculum includes diagnosis and treatment planning, outcome evaluation, surgical and non-surgical endodontic treatment and re-treatment, immunology, and microbiology.

The program uses a distance learning curriculum of structured lectures and learning activities that occur via live video teleconference (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Sakai). NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s VTC didacticearning program allows endodontic residents, whether in Brooklyn or Puerto Rico, to collaborate with each other as well as with residents and faculty located at all extramural training sites in every NYU Lutheran Medical Center residency program throughout the United States. As part of the VTC sessions, endodontic residents prepare, share and present interesting and unique cases for group discussion. NYU Lutheran Medical Center endodontic residents receive the same didactic lectures and literature review via live weekly video teleconferencing.

In addition to weekly VTC lectures, endodontic residents participate every week for small interactive seminars. These seminars immerse the residents in a combination of multidisciplinary as well as specialty-focused topics. Biomedical courses include: oral biology, anesthesia, physical diagnosis, endodontic series, orofacial pain, craniofacial development, research methods and materials and extensive literature review. Clinical rotations to enhance the didactic curriculum include: anesthesia, sedation and the OR.

  • DDS or DMD from one ADA accredited American or Canadian Dental School
  • Must be eligible for temporary license in New York State
  • Non U.S. Candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • PASS application www.adea.org/PASSapp. (not MATCH process) 
    PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE)
  • Recent photograph sent directly to NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  • Application fee of $50 sent directly to the address below and made payable to: NYU Lutheran Medical Center Continuing Education
    Robert Goldberger, DDS
    Director, Postgraduate Endodontics
    150 55th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11220
    rgoldberger@lmcmc.com

The application deadline is August 3rd. The program uses the PASS application but does not use the MATCH process. Application materials may be obtained from the PASS program website www.adea.org/PASSapp or by clicking on the 'apply now' button on the lmcdental.org wesite.

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE)

Admission Requirements

  • DDS or DMD from one ADA accredited American or Canadian Dental School
  • Must be eligible for temporary license in New York State
  • Non U.S. Candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • PASS application www.adea.org/PASSapp. (not MATCH process)
  • Recent photograph sent directly to NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  • Application fee of $50 sent directly to the address below and made payable to: NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine Continuing Education
    Robert Goldberger, DDS
    Director, Postgraduate Endodontics
    150 55th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11220
    rgoldberger@lmcmc.com

The program is designed to build diagnostic experience, teach implant dentistry and re-treatment assessment as well as to develop skills for treating patients under sedation or in the operating room. Use of all current technologies and methodologies is encouraged while conducting numerous endodontical procedures including; surgical operating microscopes, a variety of rotary instruments, cone beam computed tomography and ultrasonics. Residents are also exposed to lectures in implant dentistry and have the opportunity to work closely with an implantologist.

First-year residents participate in relevant aspects of the core curriculum. These include embryology, infectious and immunological processes in health and disease, oral medicine, and pharmacotherapeutics. Residents are also exposed to lectures in implant dentistry and have the opportunity to work closely with an implantologist.

In addition, endodontic residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

  • Epidemiology and research methods
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis and practical research design
  • Writing a biomedical paper
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
  • Submitting a paper for publication
  • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents and dental residents throughout the seven other dental residency programs, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair every Spring.

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine endodontic residents participate in regular literature review sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the endodontic literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based endodontic services for dental patients.

Endodontic residents, together with medical residents and dental residents throughout the seven other dental residency programs, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair every Spring.  In addition, residents complete a clinical research project and they participate in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of American Association of Endodontics.  Research initiatives lead a publishable paper. The research symposiums throughout the first and second year guide the residents through their researc

NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine endodontic residents participate in regular literature review sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the endodontic literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based endodontic services for dental patients.

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