Health Sciences Bulletin

School Of Dental Medicine

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Pre-Doctoral, DDS)

    ADMISSIONS

    The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine selects highly qualified stuents who are representative of a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Selection is based on an overall apppraisal of the applicant's suitability for a career in dentistry.  Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, competence in the scieneces and a general interest in the profession of dentistry.  These factors, as well as performance on the DAT, letters of recommendation and the personal interview, are considered in the admissions process.  Consistent with the school policy of selecting students with variewd backgrounds, the school encourages applications from qualified individuals from those groups who have in the past been underrepresented in the dental profession.  Due to the small class size, students attending the school are educated in a highly supportive environment.  Academic tutoring, faculty counseling, and individually devrloped remedial programs are available to students under special circumstances, as determined by faculty.

    For information regarding application to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program please go to: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/student/admissions

     

    FINANCIAL AID 

    Funding your education is one of the most important investments you will make to prepare for your future. The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine are committed to providing our students with the assistance to explore all funding options available. 

    Financial aid is divided into three basic categories: grants/scholarships, loans, and employment programs. Grants/Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Loans usually carry some form of interest payment and must be paid back to the lender. Employment Programs allow the student the chance to earn money to help with educational expenses.

    All students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The deadline for submission for new students is April 1st . When completing the FAFSA do not include parental information, unless you are applying for any campus-based funds, such as the Tuition Waiver Grant for Disadvantaged Students (DW)  or the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL). Parent information will be used only for consideration in awarding campus-based funds.  

    Federal Code: 002838

    For information regarding Financial Aid please go to: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalfinancial

     

    DDS CURRICULUM

     

    The program of study leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree consists of a fixed sequence of courses as listed below. Enrollment in the second, third and fourth years requires the satisfactory completion of all courses in the previous year. Exception may be made in special cases as described in the section on academic standing. Under certain conditions, credit may be given for equivalent courses taken at other recognized academic institutions. The course hours listed may vary from year to year because of holidays and other school closings. The sequencing of courses, course titles and course hours are subject to modification to reflect changing concepts in dental education and curriculum revisions.

    First-Year Program

    Course # Title Hours
    HBA 521 Gross Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Trunk 139
    HBA 531 Nervous System 67
    HBY 521b Physiology 110
    HDG 511 Dental Morphology/Occlusion 64
    HDG 512 Operative Dentistry I 128
    HDG 522 Cariology 28
    HDI 501 Foundations in Dental Professional Development 6
    HDI 505 Patient I: Communication and Examination 60
    HDO 501 Oral Biology I 34
    HDP 501 Introduction to Periodontics 28
    HDR 503 Radiology I 48
    MED 500b Molecular Foundations of Medicine 101
    MED 500c Pathogens and Host Defense 141
    MED 500d Basic Mechanisms of Disease 95
         
    Clinics    
    HDG 521 Clinic I: Introduction to Patient Care 33

    Second-Year Program

    Course # Title Hours
    HBH 531 Pharmacology 84
    HDC 601 Children's Dentistry I 97
    HDE 611 Endodontic Technique 53
    HDE 615 Introduction to Endodontics 21
    HDG 601 Health Care Systems and Clinical Practice 35
    HDG 614 Operative Dentistry II 35
    HDI 601 Evidence-Based Dentistry and Critical Thinking 20
    HDI 602 Community I: Popoulation, Oral Health and Epidemiology 10
    HDI 604 Foundations in Dental Professional Development 7
    HDI 605 Patient II: Team-Based Oral Diagnosis 33
    HDO 601 Oral Biology II 86
    HDP 601 Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases I 60
    HDR 611 Fixed Partial Prosthodontics Technique 160
    HDR 613 Removable Prosthodontics Technique 128
    HDS 601 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 66
    HDS 602 Pain Control I 36
    HDS 603 Medical Emergencies I 8
    HDS 604 Pain Control II 37
    HDS 605 Physical Diagnosis: Introduction to Family Medicine 20
    Med 204b Nutrition 7
         
    Clinics    
    HDC 621 Year II Children's Dentistry Clinic 95
    HDG 621 Year II Operative Dentistry Clinic 234
    HDP 621 Year II Periodontics Clinic 56
    HDR 622 Year II Radiology Clinic 30
    HDS 621 Year II Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic 9

    Third-Year Program

    Course # Title Hours
    HDC 701 Children's Dentistry II 48
    HDG 704 Practice Development I 31
    HDG 706 Implantology 30
    HDI 702 Diagnosis and Management of Oro-Facial Pain 16
    HDI 704 Foundation in Dental Professional Development 10
    HDI 705 Patient III: Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning 50
    HDI 732 Community II: Service Learning Experiences 120
    HDO 701 Oral Biology III 11
    HDO 702 Oral Pathology 85
    HDO 703 Oral Pathology Conference I 26
    HDO 704 Translational Oral Biology 39
    HDO 705 Oral Medicine 20
    HDO 706 Oral Facial Genetics 22
    HDP 701 Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases II 18
    HDP 702 Periodontal Clinical Seminar 12
    HDR 707 Advanced Removable Prosthodontics 12
    HDR 708 Advanced Esthetic Concepts  20
    HDR 709 Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologic Interpretation 26
    HDS 701 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Treatment Planning 6
    HDS 703 Medical Emergencies II 3
         
    Clinics    
    HDC 721 Year III Children's Dentistry Clinic 246
    HDE 725 Year III Endodontics Clinic 30
    HDG 721 Year III Operative Dentistry Clinic 2
    HDG 724 Year III Dental Emergencies Clinic 20
    HDP 721 Year III Periodontics Clinic 255
    HDR 722 Year III Fixed Partial Prosthodontics Clinic 9
    HDR 723 Year III Removable Prosthodontics Clinic 124
    HDR 726 Year III Radiology Clinic 20
    HDS 721 Year III Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic 24

    Fourth-Year Program

    Course # Title Hours
    HDG 803 General Dentistry Seminar IV 24
    HDG 804 Practice Development II 39
    HDG 805 Care for Medically Compromised and Geriatric Patients  27
    HDI 802 Diagnosis and Management of Oro-Facial Pain 16
    HDI 804 Foundations in Dental Professional Developent IV 13
    HDI 832 Community II: Service Learning Experiences 120
    HDO 803 Oral Pathology Conference II 24
    HDR 806 Advanced Imaging Techniques 10
    HDR 807 Advanced Removable Prosthodontics 12
    HDS 803 Medical Emergencies III 2
         
    Clinics    
    HDC 821 Year IV Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Clinic 20
    HDG 821 General Practice Program Clinic I (see also HDP 821) 628
    HDG 822 General Practice Program Clinic II (see also HDP 821) 431
    HDG 824 Year IV Dental Emergencies Clinic 5
    HDP 821 Year IV Periodontics Clinic I (component of HDG 821) 60
    HDP 822 Year IV Periodontics Clinic II (component of HDG 822) 60
    HDR 823 Year IV Radiology Clinic 10
    HDS 821 Year IV Oral Surgery Clinic 24
    HDS 822 Year IV Oral Surgery Hospital Rotation 25

    Fourth-Year Selective Courses

    During the fourth year, students may take up to 120 hours of selective courses at the School of Dental Medicine.

    Course # Course Title Department
    HDG 808 Geriatrics Elective General Dentistry
    HDI 806 Elective in Ethics and Professionalism Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    HDI 840 Children's Dentistry Selective Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
    HDI 841 Dental Anesthesiology Selective Hospital Dentistry & Dental Anesthesiology
    HDI 842 Endodontics Selective Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
    HDI 843 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Selective Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    HDI 844 Orthodontics Selective Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
    HDI 845 Periodontics Selective Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
    HDI 846 Research Selective Office of Research & Faculty Development
    HDR 804 Esthetic Dentistry Elective Prosthodontics & Digital Technology
    HDR 821 Advanced Prosthodontics Selective Prosthodontics & Digital Technology

     

     

  • Advanced Dental Education Programs

    Graduate Studies in Oral Biology and Pathology

    Co-Directors: Marcia Simon, Stephen G. Walker

    The Department of Oral Biology and Pathology offers two graduate degrees, which are granted through the Graduate School of Stony Brook University. The department offers a PhD in Oral Biology and Pathology and an MS in Biomedical Sciences (Track in Oral Biology and Pathology). These degrees can also be obtained as part of a combined DDS/PhD program or a combined DDS/MS program. The MS in Biomedical Sciences (Track in Oral Biology and Pathology) may also be obtained as part of a combined degree program leading to an Advanced Certificate in Endodontics/MS, Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics/MS, or an Advanced Certificate in Periodontics/MS. The main function of these advanced degree programs is to train educators and researchers to staff dental and medical schools, dental research institutes, dental and medical industrial laboratories, and to provide relevant basic science training for dentists and physicians taking postdoctoral specialty training. The course work consists of an in-depth exposure to knowledge, directly and indirectly related to oral biology and its related sciences, and is coupled with appropriate individual research, tutorial and thesis/dissertation programs.

    Oral Biology and Pathology Program

    The Graduate Program in Oral Biology and Pathology offers a program of study and research leading to the MS and PhD degrees. The MS curriculum is of approximately two years’ duration and is particularly suited for those dental graduates who wish to obtain further basic science training before entering or while obtaining a clinical specialty. The Graduate Program in Oral Biology and Pathology is also of particular interest to industrial-based scientists seeking additional training and advanced degrees. While the department is interested in all aspects of oral biology, active programs of research presently being conducted include the following: development, metabolism, and control of the oral microflora on the teeth and various epithelial surfaces; oral putrefaction, malodor, and gingivitis; pathogenesis of periodontitis; interrelationship between systemic and oral diseases; mechanisms and therapy of dentinal hypersensitivity; ultrastructure and metabolism of healthy and diseased periodontal tissues with an emphasis on remodeling and matrix metalloproteinases; chemistry and crystallography of the biological calcium phosphates; biology of epithelial growth and differentiation; epithelial gene therapy; mechanisms of epidermal and oral carcinogenesis; wound repair; biology of skin and mucosal grafting; acquired and innate immunity; inflammation and fibrosis; and cancer. Further details may be obtained from the graduate program directors.

    Admission Requirements

    In addition to the minimum Graduate School requirements, the following are required:

    • A bachelor’s degree and grade point average of 3.3 in the sciences and 3.0 overall

    • Original transcripts and three letters of recommendation

    • Proof of satisfactory performance on the General Aptitude and Advanced parts of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

    • For the combined DDS/PhD and combined DDS/MS, applicants must apply separately to both the DDS program and the PhD or MS program.

    • For the combined Advanced Certificate in Endodontics/MS, Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics/MS, and the Advanced Certificate in Periodontics/MS, applicants must apply separately to both the MS program and the Advanced Certificate Program.

    All applicants are carefully screened by the credentials committee of the department. Interviews and discussions are arranged with faculty members and graduate students where possible. Formal approval for acceptance into the program is given by the Graduate School.

    Degree Requirements

    In addition to the minimum degree requirements of the Graduate School:

    • All students must complete all or part of the Oral Biology and Pathology Oral Systems course.

    • MS students must also complete two graduate basic science courses selected from offerings within and outside the department.

    • PhD students must also complete four to six basic science course offerings at the graduate level and advance to candidacy by preparing a detailed written proposal in the format of a National Institutes of Health research  grant application. A public seminar is presented by the student to members of his or her advisory committee, the department and the University community at large, in which the student defends the proposal. This is followed by a further defense by the student before his or her advisory committee. A determination for advancement to candidacy is then made and forwarded to the Graduate School for official approval.

    • An original research thesis/dissertation is required for completion of both the MS and PhD degrees. For the PhD, a public defense followed by an examination of the student’s dissertation by their Dissertation Committee is required. For the MS degree, the student defends the thesis only to the student’s thesis committee. If the thesis/dissertation is recommended for approval, the determination is submitted to the Graduate School for final decisions to award the degree.

  • Postdoctoral Programs

    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics

    Program Director: Thomas Manders

    The Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics is a 24-month, full-time program designed to meet the eligibility requirements of both the American Dental Association for specialization in endodontics and the certifying examination given by the American Board of Endodontics. Applicants to the program must have a DDS or DMD degree, or foreign equivalent. Beginning in July of each year, training takes place primarily in the School of Dental Medicine and its clinical facility (Dental Care Center). Each resident utilizes an operatory designed for endodontic practice, which includes x-ray machines, digital imaging equipment and surgical operating microscopes. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, in conjunction with the other disciplines, and treatment of all patients requiring endodontic therapy, using a varied aggregate of treatment modalities. Instruction will be provided through lectures, seminars, case presentation, conferences and clinical practice. To receive a certificate in the advanced educational program in endodontics, the student must:

    • satisfactorily complete all courses listed below

    • submit 25 completed case write-ups as per the standards of the American Board of Endodontics

    • complete one research project; pass semiannual oral examinations modeled after the certifying exam of the American Board of Endodontics

    Year I program requirements include:

    Endodontic Clinic
    Head and Neck Anatomy
    Oral Pathology
    Biochemistry and Physiology
    Pharmacology
    Microbiology/Immunology
    Radiology
    Literature Review
    Research Project
    Teaching Training
    Endodontic Seminars

    Year II program requirements include:

    Endodontic Clinic
    Literature Review
    Teaching Training
    Research Project
    Endodontic Seminars
    Inhalation/Oral Sedation
    Biostatistics and Research Methodology

    Year I and II program requirements include:

    Pain Physiology
    Microanatomy
    Surgical Endodontics
    Medical Emergencies
    Medically Compromised
    Mechanism of Dental Pain
    Scientific Writing

    Cost of attendance

    Financial aid budgets or cost of attendance are made up of two parts, direct costs and indirect costs. For more information on Endodontics Tuition & Fees including Living Expenses. Please visit https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalfinancial/cost.


    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Program Director: Richard D. Faber

    The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is a 36-month, full-time program designed to meet the eligibility requirements of both the American Dental Association for specialization in orthodontics and the certifying examination given by the American Board of Orthodontics. Applicants to the program must have a DDS or DMD degree, or foreign equivalent that is acceptable for New York State Licensure. Beginning on July 1 of each year, training will take place primarily in the School of Dental Medicine and its clinical facility (Dental Care Center), at Stony Brook University Hospital, and at other affiliated teaching hospitals, such as Cohen's Children's Medical Center/Northwell System.

    Instruction is provided through lectures, seminars, case presentation, conferences and clinical practice. Emphasis is on diagnostic procedures and treatment planning and the application of clinical methods, best designed to meet the treatment objectives for the individual patient.

    To receive a certificate in post-doctoral orthodontics, the student must:

    • satisfactorily complete all courses

    • submit 25 completed case analyses

    • submit two completed case write-ups as per standards of the American Board of Orthodontics

    • pass an oral examination modeled after the certifying exam of the American Board of Orthodontics

    • sit for parts I and II of the American Board of Orthodontics written examination

    • present and defend a research project at the end of the third year

    Year I program requirements include:

    Basic Science Core
    Orthodontic Technique (Pre-clinical Orthodontics)
    Cephalometrics and Radiology
    Growth and Development
    Orthodontic Theory and Practice
    Head and Neck Anatomy
    Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care I
    Clinical Orthodontics I
    Surgical Orthodontics and Craniofacial Deformities I
    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Occlusion
    Literature Review I
    Journal Club
    Research Project
    Evolution of the Craniofacial-dental mechanism
    Supervised Clinical Teaching
    Expert Seminar Series

    Year II program requirements include:

    Orthodontic Theory and Practice II
    Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care II
    Surgical Orthodontics II
    Literature Review II
    Supervised Clinical Teaching
    Research Project
    Journal Club
    Clinical Orthodontics II
    Conferences in Clinical Orthodontics
    Expert Seminar Series

    Year III program requirements include:

    Clinical Orthodontics III
    Literature Review III
    Teaching in the Undergraduate Dental Program
    Research Project
    Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Interdisciplinary Care III
    Supervised Clinical Teaching
    Conferences in Clinical Orthodontics
    Expert Seminar Series

    Cost of Attendance

    Financial aid budget or cost of attendance are made up of two parts, direct costs and indirect costs. For more information on Orthodontics Tuition & Fees including Living Expenses. Please visit https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalfianancial/cost.

    For more information about this program (i.e. tuition, application, stipends), please email lynda.reynolds@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

    Lynda Reynolds, Program Coordinator
    Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
    114 Rockland Hall
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-8701


    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics

    Program Director: Vincent J. Iacono

    The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is a 36-month, full-time program beginning July 1. It is designed to meet the eligibility requirements of the American Dental Association for specialization in periodontics and for the certifying examination given by the American Board of Periodontology. Two to three students are accepted each year. Training is provided at the School of Dental Medicine and at affiliated teaching hospitals, including Stony Brook University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The program objective is to produce highly educated and clinically competent periodontists proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of periodontal diseases. Significant training is given in implantology, oral and periodontal plastic surgery, oral reconstructive surgery, and periodontal medicine.

    Educational objectives are accomplished through lectures, seminars, case presentation conferences and clinical practice. The receipt of a certificate in periodontics is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all scheduled courses, a portfolio of 20 written completed case reports, satisfactory completion of ten competency tests, and passing inservice and oral comprehensive examinations.

    Year I program requirements include:

    Introduction to Postgraduate Periodontics
    Geriatrics
    Physical Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment
    Oral Pathology and Medicine
    Implantology
    Normal and Reparative Tissue Development in the Oral Cavity
    Host Parasite Interactions
    Regional Anatomy, Orofacial Neuroscience and Pain Conditions
    Anesthesiology
    Sedation
    Restoring Dental Implants
    Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders
    Statistics and Data Analysis
    Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Practice
    Literature Review (Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium/Clinical Periodontology)
    Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review I
    Conferences in Clinical Periodontics I
    Periodontal Clinic I
    Surgical Seminars I
    Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature/Treatment Planning Seminar
    Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar
    Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics
    Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminars
    Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences

    Year II program requirements include:

    Periodontal Clinic II
    Conferences in Clinical Periodontics II
    Surgical Seminars II
    Current Periodontology and Current Implantology Literature Review II
    Treatment Planning in Restorative/Implant Dentistry I
    Literature Review (Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium/Clinical Periodontology)
    Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review/Treatment Planning Seminar II
    Provisionalization of Dental Implants
    Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar
    Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics
    Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences

    Year III program requirements include:

    Periodontal Clinic III
    Conferences in Clinical Periodontics III
    Surgical Seminars III
    Current Periodontology and Current Implantology Literature Review III
    Treatment Planning in Restorative/Implant Dentistry II
    Prosthodontics
    Implant Therapy in Practice
    Provisionalization of Dental Implants
    Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review/Treatment Planning Seminar III

    Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar
    Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics
    Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences

    Cost of Attendance

    Financial aid budgets or cost of attendance are made up of two parts, direct costs and indirect costs. For more information on Periodontics Tuition & Fees including Living Expenses. Please visit https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalfinancial/cost.

    To apply, applications should go to: https://portal.passweb.org.

    For more information about the postdoctoral periodontics program (i.e., stipends, estimated expenses, application, admission, etc.) please call (631) 632-8930, or write:

    Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
    110 Rockland Hall
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8703

     

  • Residency Programs

    GENERAL PRACTICE RESIDENCY

    Program Director: Deborah Gazzillo, DDS
    Clinical Director: Sylvia Rice

    Stony Brook University’s General Practice Residency (GPR) program was established in 1980. The GPR program has 20 fully accredited one- and two-year positions commencing approximately July 1 of each year. In addition to training in all areas of hospital dentistry, the residents receive an advanced program of didactic and clinical training in implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and instruction in the management of medically compromised geriatric patients, phobic patients and individuals with developmental disabilities. The majority of time is spent providing patient care in a state of the art dedicated ADEC operatory staffed by dental assistants and clerks simulating a small, multi-individual group dental practice.

    The General Practice Residency program is an educational program designed to provide clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the post-doctoral level. The program prepares residents to:

    • provide comprehensive oral healthcare to a wide range of ambulatory and hospitalized patients

    • understand the relationship between oral and systemic diseases, to develop professionals and to pursue areas of interest under close supervision of attending staff

    • refine and advance knowledge and clinical skills in the practice of dentistry and the management and treatment of complex restorative problems

    • demonstrate the application of the basic sciences to the clinical practice of dentistry

    • understand the process of self-assessment and peer review

    The educational program consists of both clinical and didactic aspects. The clinical training is designed to provide advanced experience in preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and oral-and maxillofacial surgery. Residents treat patients with increasingly complex dental and medical problems, such as patients with implant restorations, lost vertical dimension of occlusion, as well as systemic or psychiatric disorders, the developmentally disabled, geriatric and pediatric patients. Residents are provided with supervised training and experience in patient evaluation, planning and treatment. The program is designed to ensure that the residents will be capable of anticipating, diagnosing and treating emergencies. They develop the skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat acute infections and pain of the oral region, hemorrhage of the oral cavity and traumatic injuries to the dental and maxillofacial tissues. The seminar program contains a didactic component for each clinical discipline. Service rotations to emergency medicine and anesthesiology take place at affiliated institutions and are designed to allow for continuity of patient care.

    For information about the GPR program (i.e., stipends, estimated expenses, application, admission, etc.) please call (631) 632-8930, or write:

    Pam Burger, Coordinator
    Department of Hospital Dentistry
    151 Westchester Hall
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8711


    advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry

    Program Director: Charles Larsen, DMD

    This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 with five new positions offered each year. The program is a combined Hospital and University-based certificate program. The Stony Brook University Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry (ASEPPD) emphasizes resident training in the multidisciplinary comprehensive dental care approach and management of infants, children and adolescents in addition to dental care for patients with developmental disabilities. Medically compromised patients are managed using an interdisciplinary healthcare-team approach.

    The ASEPPD is an educational program designed to provide clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level. The program goals are as follows:

    • provide the resident with an appropriate and comprehensive education so that they become knowledgeable and clinically proficient in the specialty of pediatric dentistry

    • prepare the resident for a career in clinical practice and/or academics and encourage the resident to continue his/her professional growth after completion of the program through formal coursework, self-study, research, attaining board certification and an active role in an academic/teaching program.

    • provide quality oral healthcare and education to the pediatric and special needs population of Suffolk County, New York.

    • provide leadership and education in pediatric oral health to health professionals within Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Health Sciences Center, and the Long Island community

    • participate and collaborate in scholarly activity, research and service programs

    The didactic curriculum complements the residents’ clinical experiences. The core curriculum offers the knowledge and experience required in the medical and dental management of the pediatric and special needs patient. In addition, the curriculum meets the eligibility requirements of the ADA Committee on Dental Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education in Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination.

    The program is designed to ensure that the residents will become proficient in diagnosis, risk assessment and comprehensive treatment planning. Residents will develop the skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat acute infections and pain of the oral region, and traumatic injuries to the dental and maxillofacial tissues.

    Service rotations to Pediatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, which are designed to allow for continuity of patient care, take place at Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine outpatient clinics.

    The Pediatric Dentistry Residency program has a strong community service component. Residents participate in oral health programs, within school-based, Head Start and WIC programs and local community health centers. Residents participate in healthcare provider, allied health staff and caregiver education, and provide oral health services in the underserved areas of Suffolk County. Many of these community services take place in the Stony Brook Dental Mobile Clinic. In addition, clinical services are provided at the Shinnecock Indian Nation Health Care Center.

    For information about this program (i.e., tuition, application, stipends) please email:
    lynda.reynolds@stonybrookmedicine.edu

    Lynda Reynolds, Program Coordinator
    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
    Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
    114 Rockland Hall
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-8701


    advanced specialty education program in Dental Anesthesiology

    Program Director: Ralph Epstein

    This is a 24-month program beginning July 1 with four new positions offered each year. The program is a University Hospital-based certificate program. The Stony Brook University Dental Anesthesia Program emphasizes resident training in all aspects of ambulatory and inpatient sedation and anesthesia services. During the two years of training, the resident will be a part of a comprehensive anesthesia teaching program for medical and dental anesthesia residents. The didactic and clinical training has been developed to meet all requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The overall mission of the Dental Anesthesia Residency is to train dentists in all aspects of anesthesiology in order to provide them with an appropriate foundation for the administration of anesthesia and pain control for dental patients.

    The dental anesthesia residents will begin their training with their medical colleagues at University Hospital. The initial orientation training takes place using the most advanced simulator training techniques in an ultra-modern simulator training facility. Following basic comprehensive training in University Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Ambulatory Surgical Center, the resident will receive training at the School of Dental Medicine, providing ambulatory sedation and general anesthesia services to dental patients. This training will be enhanced by working alongside dentist anesthesiologists as they travel to private offices providing ambulatory sedation and intubated general anesthesia services to dental patients. Due to the presence of postgraduate programs in endodontics, general practice dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and periodontology, the dental anesthesia residents will train with their peers and provide sedation and anesthesia services for many different types of dental procedures.

    Upon completion of the two-year program, the residents will have the competency and proficiency to provide sedation and general anesthesia, in the inpatient and office-based settings, to the general adult population along with pediatric, geriatric and patients with special needs. This program will provide a special emphasis in the treatment of patients with special needs, i.e., autistic and the developmentally disabled. The residents will also be trained to treat patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes. Because of the University’s high regard for excellence in teaching and research, the selection process will look for prospective residents who have an interest in part-time or full-time teaching at the completion of their residency program. To this end, the residents, in their second year, will help teach anesthesia and pain control to the predoctoral students, post-graduate students/residents in the following programs, i.e., endodontics, GPR, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, and periodontology. They will also assist in teaching continuing education programs to the professional community of the greater Long Island region.

    Applications are processed through the PASS program and the program participates in the MATCH program for accepting residents. For additional information about this graduate program please contact:

    Ralph Epstein, DDS
    Program Director
    Advanced Dental Education Program in Dental Anesthesiology
    Room 1104 Sullivan Hall
    Stony Brook University
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook, NY 11994-8700


    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics

    Program Director: Tanya Somohano, DMD, FACP

    The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics is a 36-month, full-time program beginning July 1. There are two positions offered each year. It is a GME (Graduate Medical Education) funded post-doctoral level program in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. The program provides the candidate with clinical proficiency and comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, appearance and health of patients with missing/damaged teeth and orofacial defects by using biocompatible artificial substitutes. The curriculum includes didactic and clinical instruction in complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, implant surgery, digital dentistry, geriatrics, temporomandibular disorders and maxillofacial prosthetics. The didactic background and the clinical and laboratory skills of these areas of prosthodontics are stressed. The program integrates all facets of the biomedical sciences with a comprehensive clinical experience culminating in the award of the certificate in prosthodontics.

    The intensive and systematized library reading assignments and literature review seminars are an important aspect of the curriculum. They are designed to acquaint the resident with the principal facets of the prosthodontic specialty, evidence-based health care and methods of critically reviewing the dental literature.

    All residents are encouraged to plan on pursuing eventual certification by the American Board of Prosthodontists.  To this end, the residents will be required to take Section A of the board exam and present at least two patient treatments that would satisfy the requirements of two parts of Section B of the board exam. Residents are encouraged to challenge one part of Section B of the American Board of Prosthodontics certification exam in February of their third year.

    This program follows the guidelines established by the ADA for advanced educational programs in prosthodontics and the multidisciplinary scope of the specialty certificate examination of the American Board of Prosthodontics.  Our goal is to graduate clinical scholars capable of pursuing a career in private practice, academics and/or prosthodontic research.

    For additional information regarding the program and admissions requirements please visit our website at: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/prosthodontics

    Contact person: 
    Ms. Elizabeth A. Schroeder
    Stony Brook University 
    School of Dental Medicine 
    Department of Prosthodontics & Digital Technology 
    Attn: Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics 
    1105 Westchester Hall Stony Brook, NY 11794-8712
    Phone: 631-632-3161 
    Email: SDM.Prosthodontics@stonybrookmedicine.edu


    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

    Program Director: Mina Mahdian, DDS, MDSc

    The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is a 24-month, full-time program beginning July 1. There are two positions offered each year. It is a GME (Graduate Medical Education) funded post-doctoral level program that is committed to comprehensively train residents to become proficient oral and maxillofacial radiologists, competent teachers who are familiar with the foundations of research methodology, and who are prepared to contribute their skills and knowledge in the service of the profession. The interrelation with other medical/dental specialties is also emphasized.

    The curriculum includes didactic and clinical instruction in the fundamentals of image acquisition and interpretation of conventional and advanced radiographic exams in the maxillofacial region as well as providing the residents with multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with malignancy, syndromic conditions and complicated maxillofacial developmental abnormalities. Emphasis is placed on developing radiographic interpretative and diagnostic skills based on scientific literature with clinical and pathophysiological correlation. Additionally, all residents are expected to perform a research project culminating in presentation of their project at a national or international meeting and/or publication in a peer reviewed journal.

    All residents are encouraged to plan on pursuing certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Residents will participate in mock board exams provided by the program, in order to become prepared for their board exam. Residents are eligible to challenge the certifying examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology upon completion of the 24-month training program.

    For additional information regarding the program and admissions requirements please visit our website at: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/omfradiology.

    Contact person:
    Ms. Elizabeth A. Schroeder
    Stony Brook University
    School of Dental Medicine
    Department of Prosthodontics & Digital Technology
    Attn: Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
    1105 Westchester Hall Stony Brook, NY 11794-8712
    Phone: 631-632-3161
    Email: SDM_OMFR@stonybrookmedicine.edu


    Fellowship in Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled

    Program Director: Debra Cinotti

    The School of Dental Medicine offers a postdoctoral fellowship program in the provision of dental care for the persons with developmental disabilities. This program, commencing each July 1, supports two full-time fellows. The program includes seminars, lectures and extensive clinical experiences at the Dental care Center in the School of Dental Medicine and University Hospital. Fellows learn various patient management techniques to provide comprehensive oral healthcare in both an ambulatory and hospital clinical setting, including dental rehabilitation with general anesthesia in the operating room at the Medical Center. Independent study resulting in publication and/or case presentation is required. Lectures/seminars include the following topics:

    Pediatric Dentistry Lecture Series
    Seminars on Developmental Disabilities
    Geriatric Dentistry
    Dental Phobia
    Medical Emergencies

    For information about this program (i.e., stipends, estimated expenses, application, admission, etc.) please write to:

    Dr. Debra Cinotti,
    Chair, Department of General Dentistry

    Program Director, Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Fellowship Program
    School of Dental Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8709
    debra.cinotti@stonybrookmedicine.edu

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