Pediatric Dentistry

This is a 24-month full-time hospital and health center-based CODA-accredited training program. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. 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 on July 1 of each year.

To see a list of locations where Pediatric Dentistry is offered, click here.

ApplicationStipend PGY-1PGY-2 Stipend
(Optional Year)
60 13 August 15 PASS/
$50,000 $53,000

*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.  Additional $3,000 per year for the chief resident at each site.

Program Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • 94.4% of NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry graduates have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written Qualifying Examination compared to national average of 90.0%.
  • 79.1% of NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry graduates have passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Clinical Examination and have obtained Board Certified-Diplomate status compared to the national average of 75.7%.

Program History and Description

Founded in 1994 by Dr. Silvia Perez-Spiess in southwest Brooklyn, NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry is fully accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In 2003, NYU Langoen Dental 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 NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry.

This innovative program is a hybrid blend of a strong distance-learning didactic curriculum with extensive clinical experiences. Distance-based didactic learning is achieved by taking web-based education modules delivered via an asynchronous platform (Brightspace), as well a through live videoconferencing sessions. The program places a large emphasis on pediatric sedation, pediatric general anesthesia, and pediatric medicine. Graduates of the program are trained to be an integral part of the medical team and the hospital environment. Additional experiences are provided in hospital dentistry, sedation, interceptive orthodontics, special patient care, speech pathology, ethics and advocacy.

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.


This specialty program revolves around both well children and those who are medically compromised, developmentally challenged, 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 Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry residents stationed in hundreds of our extramural practice/training sites around the country. Interactive sessions include all NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Programs general and specialty programs: AEGD, GPR, Dental Anesthesiology, Endodontics, 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, distance-based didactic learning is achieved by taking web-based education modules delivered via an asynchronous platform (Brightspace), as well a through live videoconferencing sessions.  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. 

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.

As a requirement for graduation from the Program, residents must complete a research project and present a poster of their project at the Annual AAPD meeting in May.

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.

Program Stipend and Benefits

NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry offers its residents generous stipends and fringe benefits.


The PASS/MATCH application deadline is August 15th. NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry participates in a POST-MATCH application and acceptance process when open positions remain after the MATCH process has been completed. 

PASS/MATCH Application Process

The program application MUST be submitted through PASS and all materials MUST be obtained through them.  NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry also participates in MATCH.

Application Instructions along with an application can be accessed by clicking on one of the following links: or
Requirements for participating in PASS and MATCH:

Complete the PASS application by August 15th 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.
  • 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 Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry will post a viewable documents with new site locations and contact information on this page. 
Post-MATCH Application Process:

NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry will only consider candidates with a PASS application. Therefore, all application materials MUST be sent through PASS by 5pm (EST) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Admission Requirements

  • DDS or DMD degree from an ADA-accredited American or Canadian dental school
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; or a Canadian citizen and eligible for a TN visa
  • Must have passed Part I of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) prior to application and Part II by start of residency
  • ADAT is not required
  • Dental transcripts through PASS
  • Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) through PASS
  • All candidates must be proficient/fluent in the English language
  • PASS application; MATCH number
  • Personal interview (upon invitation)
  • Completion of dental school or current residency in good standing by start of the program (July 1st)
  • Must live within 20 minutes of health center by start of residency to respond to after-hours emergency calls

Program Orientation Details, upon matriculation

Notification about the orientation schedule at NYU Langone Dental Medicine-Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry’s extramural training sites will be arranged and communicated by site Associate Program Directors.

Dental Residency State Licensure Requirements

State/Territory Resident Licensure Requirement Current Programs
Alabama      None or “Dentist” license AEGD
Alaska None AEGD, PEDS    
Arizona None AEGD, PEDS, Dent. Anes., DPH        
California  None AEGD, PEDS, Dent. Anes., DPH
Colorado         None         AEGD        

   “Dental Resident/Intern Permit” or “Dentist”  

Georgia        None        AEGD

“Temporary” license or “Dental” license

Kentucky  None AEGD

“Limited Dental-Graduate of U.S. or Canadian Dental School license” or "Dentist” license

Massachusetts “Dental Intern limited license” or "Dentist" license AEGD, PEDS

“Educational Limited License” or “Dentist” license AEGD Missouri "Dentist" license


"Dental Resident" license


"Resident Dentist" Permit

Missouri "Dentist" license PEDS
Montana  None AEGD
New Jersey

“Resident Permit” or “Dentist” license AEGD

New Mexico

“Temporary” license or “Dentist” license

New York "Limited Permit" registration or "Dentist" license AEGD, PEDS, Dent. Anes., GPR,
North Carolina "Intern" permit or "Dental" license AEGD
Ohio "Limited Resident" license or "Dentist" license AEGD
Pennsylvania Can practice in a dental clinic operated not for profit for the duration of an internship, residency or other graduate training program approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation None as of 28 Sept 15
Puerto Rico Residents must be registered with University of Puerto Rico
(LMC affiliate)
Rhode Island

"Dentist-limited" license or "Dentist" license

Tennessee “Dentist” license or an affiliation with a dental school AEGD, PEDS
Texas None AEGD
US Virgin Islands “One year state license” AEGD
Utah “Dental License” AEGD

“Resident Community” license or "Dental" license


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