Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
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)*
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)
* Board Certified
Senior Staff Assistant: Lynda Reynolds
Staff Assistant: Shauna Kamath
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.
To receive a certificate in post-doctoral orthodontics, the student must:
Year I Program Requirements
Year II Program Requirements
Year III Program Requirements
APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS
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,
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.
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
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