Admissions Process

Admissions Process

SBUH Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program


For the residency year commencing July 1, 2025 the Stony Brook University Hospital Dental Anesthesiology program will continue to participate in the ADEA PASS program and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS)

Applicants can access additional information about our residency program by looking at our Division’s web page which is located on the Department of Anesthesiology’s web site

Applicants interested in applying to the program are encouraged to visit our web site, call or email current and past residents and call the program director if you have questions. As of February 1, 2024, Stony Brook University Hospital is allowing 1-2-day brief observerships of our program in the hospital operating room. Observers must be approved by Dr. Ralph Epstein, the program director. Prior to coming to Stony Brook the observer must send in a CV and a brief essay of why they are interested in becoming a dentist anesthesiologist. In addition, the observer is required to sign two agreements which will be emailed once the dates of the experience have been confirmed. Observers are only permitted to observe and are not permitted to touch patients handle equipment, supplies or medications. If you are interested in observing in the hospital, please call Dr. Epstein @ 516-459-5134. Days of the week that are usually available are Wednesdays, Fridays and the 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  Please have dates you desire to come to SB available when you call Dr. Epstein

The application deadline through PASS is September 1, 2024 for the academic year starting July 1, 2025. Applications are not reviewed until September 2024. The applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of the program director, dental anesthesia faculty members and several residents. The committee will determine which applicants will be offered interviews and invitations are emailed to those applicants during the 1st week of October, 2024.

Interviews for the academic year starting July 1, 2025 will be held virtually on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1, 2024. During the interview process, applicants will be interviewed by faculty members and residents. They will have a chance to ask questions of the residents and faculty members during a Zoom information session on Wednesday evening, October 30, 2024. 

Immediately following the interviews, the residents and faculty will discuss the applicants to begin the ranking process. The interview committee (residents and faculty interviewing the applicants) is interested in: the total presentation of the applicant including their academic performance, letters of recommendation, personal statement, knowledge of the discipline and interview performance. The applicant’s ability to articulate who they are and why he/she is interested and motivated to become a dentist anesthesiologist is extremely important.

The CBSE is a requirement of the Stony Brook Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program

Since the Stony Brook Dental Anesthesia Residency program participates in Phase I of the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, applicants and programs must submit their ranking list by Monday, November ?????? The results of the Match are posted on Monday, November ?????. If you decide to rank our program our Match ranking number is code #: 5899


All phases of the recruitment process, conform to the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York and other University personnel guidelines. As an adherent to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity plans, the University encourages applications to all positions from historically underrepresented groups. These guidelines are followed by the programs based in the School of Dental Medicine. The Office of Personnel has approved the recruitment procedure followed by the Department of Hospital Dentistry at University Hospital.