Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

 

 


 

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    Programs:

    Chair: Stephanos Kyrkanides, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

     

    Distinguished Teaching Professor: Fred S. Ferguson D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry)*

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus: Louis W. Ripa, Jr. D.D.S., M.S., M.A. (Pediatric Dentistry)*

    Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus: Stanley A, Alexander, D.M.D. (Pediatric Dentistry) and (Orthodontics)*

    Professor Emeritus: Gary Leske, D.D.S., M.S., MPH (Pediatric Dentistry)*

    Assistant Professors:  Maria C. Cordero, D.M.D., M.S. (Pediatric Dentistry)*,
    Hechang Huang, D.D.S., MSD, M.S., PhD (Orthodontics)*

    Clinical Professor: Richard D. Faber D.D.S., M.S. (Orthodontics)*

    Clinical Associate Professors: Antonino Russo, D.D.S. (Orthodontics)*, Robert Schindel, D.D.S. (Orthodontics)*, Rhona Strizak Sherwin, D.D.S. ( Pediatric Dentistry)*

    Clinical Assistant Professors:  Richard M. Bach, D.D.S. (Orthodontics), Frank R. Egan, D.D.S. (Orthodontics), Glen F. Ehrenman, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Zackary T. Faber, D.D.S., MDS (Orthodontics)*, Ian Glaser, D.D.S. (Orthodontics), Ross E. Gruber, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Joan Korins, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Marcie W. Lebovic, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Howard R. Miller, D.M.D. (Pediatric Dentistry), Michael Reale, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Mark Salerno, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry), Steven S. Schwartz, D.D.S., MMSc (Orthodontics), Dawn Sosnick, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentistry)

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    Contact Information:
    Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
    Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
    fax: 631-632-8717

     

    Senior Staff Assistant: Lynda Reynolds

    Staff Assistant: Shauna Kamath

     

    D.D.S. Program
    The program in oral health for children begins in the first quarter of the second year. Initially, the student is introduced to the preventive aspects of dental care in children. Dental care prevention is especially stressed, including the use of systemic and topical fluorides, occlusal sealant application and diet modification. Restorative care and appliance therapy for children is also taught with equal emphasis placed upon the technical aspects of treatment and treatment rationale. The development of occlusion from the prenatal period through adolescence is presented, and what constitutes a normal occlusion is described. Students learn to recognize malocclusion, identify the concomitant etiologic factors and are taught to prevent, intercept or treat minor problems of the occlusion. The didactic program continues in the third year with emphasis on behavior management in children, orthodontic considerations for the adult patient and literature review. Clinical sessions in children's dentistry begin in the student's second year with bimonthly sessions and increase to two half-day sessions/week in the third year. Students provide comprehensive care to infants, children and adolescents including those whom require extensive needs or exhibit behavioral concerns. Emphasis is on risk assessment, treatment planning and the application of therapies best designed to optimize the potential oral health of the individual patient and their family.  Students also participate with faculty and residents in community outreach programs that are coordinated throughout their second and third year.
    For those students who have an interest in furthering their experiences with the pediatric patient, the department offers selectives to fourth year students both at the school and at affiliated institutions. This program allows students to strengthen their pediatric dentistry skills through a weekly rotation during their fourth year. In addition, these elite individuals gain worthwhile experience on the clinic floor working closely with faculty and teaching underclassmen. In addition, a fourth-year clinical program in dental care for the developmentally disabled is provided.

     

     

    Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics
    Program Director: Dr. Richard D. Faber

    The post-doctoral program in orthodontics 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 (the Dental Care Center), at the University Hospital, and at other teaching hospitals affiliated with the Dental School and Health Sciences Center, such as the Dental Department of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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; and
    •   sit for parts I and II of the American Board of Orthodontics written examination.
    •   present and defend a research project at the end of third year 

    Year I Program Requirements
    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 & Interdisciplinary Care I; Clinical Orthodontics I; Surgical Orthodontics and Craniofacial Deformities I; Temperomandibular 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
    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
    Clinical Orthodontics III; Literature Review III; Teaching Practicum; Research Project
    Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care III; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Conferences in; Clinical Orthodontics; Expert Seminar Series

    APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS
    Application Requirements to apply

    • Passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination
    • Proficient in the English language
    • Report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code to PASS
    • Submit PASS application on line
    • Submit DAT scores directly to the program (all other scores/materials to be sent via PASS application)
    • Application requires $100.00 fee.  Visit our PASS website for the link to submit your payment. 

    Admission Requirements

    • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination
    • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree
    • Eligible for NY state dental license
    • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school

    Application
    The application deadline is September 2 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Orthodontic Postgraduate Program participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program.

    Applicants must be graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada with a DDS or DMD degree or a foreign equivalent that is acceptable for New York State Licensure and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the United States or Canada.

    Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics can be directed to:

    Lynda Reynolds, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry,
    Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
    Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
    fax: 631-632-8717
    email: lynda.reynolds@stonybrookmedicine.edu

    Application for Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

     

     

    Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
    Program Director: Dr. Fred Ferguson

    The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Stony Brook University provides and excellent didactic curriculum including but not limited to the basic sciences, advanced pediatric dentistry instruction, advanced orthodontic instruction, periodical review sessions, case presentations, research and teaching of pre-doctoral students. 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 Commission on Dental Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination. The patient care component provides an extensive experience with an emphasis on comprehensive and patient centered care and the improvement of oral health literacy of caregivers, patients and communities.

    Pediatric Dentistry residents delivery comprehensive dental care to an ethnically, socially and financially diverse population of outpatients and inpatients.  Outpatient facilities include the School of Dental Medicine (SDM), community health centers and Native American communities. Faculty from all dental disciplines are on staff and readily available at the SDM.

    The pediatric dentistry program includes a strong community service component. Residents participate in oral health programs at school based, Head Start and WIC programs and local community health centers. The residents partner with medical and allied health professionals to provide oral health services in the underserved areas of Suffolk County.

    Facilities

    The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, the Emergency Department and the Ambulatory Operating Room.  A General Practice Residency Program is sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital in collaboration with Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. The School of Dental medicine also supports graduate programs in orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and a Masters/PhD program in Oral Biology.  

    Program Stipend and Tuition

    The salary of the pediatric dentistry residents are competitive with that offered in the Tri-State area. No tuition is charged
    Current information is available upon request. Housing, parking and meals are readily available.

    Application Requirements

    • Passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination
    • Proficient in the English language
    • Report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code to PASS
    • Must contact program prior to submitting application AFTER the program's deadline

    Admission Requirements

    • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination  
    • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree
    • Submit an original dental school diploma directly to the program (not to PASS) 
    • Eligible for state dental license  
    • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school 

    Application

    The application deadline is September 2 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program.

    Applicants must be graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada with a DDS or DMD degree that is acceptable for New York State Licensure and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the United States or Canada. Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry can be directed to:

    Lynda Reynolds, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
    Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
    Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
    fax: 631-632-8717
    email: lynda.reynolds@stonybrookmedicine.edu

    Application for Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry