​​Pediatric Dentistry Residency

Richard K. Yoon
Program Director

Ms. Jacqueline Melendez
Administrative Coordinator

PASS/Match Program PASS/Match
Application Deadline October 1
Program Start Date July 1
Number of Positions 5
Length of Program 2 years


Apply to the Pediatric Dentistry Residency 

The hospital-based College of Dental Medicine/New York Presbyterian Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program prepares residents for active roles in clinical practice and clinical instruction. Proficiency is obtained in the traditional core areas common to all. The curriculum provides broad-based clinical exposure and comprehensive didactic instruction related to the specialty at two practice settings (Children’s Hospital and Teaching Clinic). Upon completion, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Residents meet the advanced specialty education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.


General curriculum includes all topics obligatory to the development of a competent pediatric dentist. The curriculum is designed to enhance the resident's ability to think critically and independently and to communicate accurate information both clearly and effectively. Residents will learn to work with consultants and clinicians in other dental specialties and in medical or allied health fields. Seminars, case studies, and case presentations allow the trainee to develop a strong theoretical knowledge base.  A research project is required.

Clinical curriculum consists of ample patient care opportunities. Regular and repeated patient contact will develop residents’ diagnostic abilities, clinical knowledge and skills, as well as their critical judgment. Additional experiences in related medical areas provide residents with a profound understanding of comprehensive care.

Didactic curriculum includes core domains outlined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and includes selected topics in the basic sciences such as relevant anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, pathology, statistics, and research methodology. Supplementary lectures, seminars and topic-specific journal clubs are provided on child development, behavior management, orthodontic topics, preventive care (including fluorides), cariology, limited orthodontics, sedation, emergency preparedness, general anesthesia, ethics, case management, and evidence-based dentistry.

Rotations are completed in Medicine and Anesthesiology within the Children’s Hospital. Other rotators include the Cleft Lip & Palate and Craniofacial Team, Clinical Instruction Preceptorship, and opportunities for University sponsored direct care externships abroad.


  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • The College of Dental Medicine
  • The College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Mailman School of Public Health

Stipend and Tuition

Residents receive the same salary as medical residents. For the academic year 2015-16, stipends were $60,582 and $63,743, for program years one and two, respectively. Tuition is waived.

Program Strengths

  • Renowned faculty in the biomedical sciences
  • Diverse patient pool
  • Academic/private practice faculty balance
  • Affiliation with a world center in education