Pediatric Dentistry - Program Description/Goals


The Staten Island University Hospital, Department of Dental Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry Residency is a 24-month, hospital-based, residency program leading to a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry upon completion. Three new positions are available each year. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Training includes both clinical and didactic components with the goal of upon completion of the program, graduates meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Examination and are Board eligible in pediatric dentistry.


The goals of the program are to provide foundation knowledge and educational experiences in pediatric dentistry through diverse experiences in all aspects of pediatric dentistry clinical care as recognized by the specialty. The program instills in the resident all the values and beliefs of the health care provider and assure they have the skills to be responsible for care of the growing child. Graduates become skilled as the primary care provider for the pediatric patient from infant, child, and adolescent and for the special needs patients. As a strong component of the hospital organization the graduate is able o fully integrate into the medical community. The program experiences foster interest in community service, organized dentistry and dental education.