Admissions Process

Admissions Process

SBUH Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program


For the residency year commencing July 1, 2023 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. Due to COVID, Stony Brook Hospital is not at the current time allowing externs to visit the hospital. Dr. Epstein entertains applicants to schedule visits to his private office to meet with residents and observe office-based general anesthesia procedures. Please email Dr. Epstein at if you are interested in participating in this experience. 

The application deadline through PASS is September 1, 2022 for the academic year starting July 1, 2023. Applications are not reviewed until September 2022. 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, 2022.

Due to COVID, interviews for the last two years were held virtually. It is very possible that interviews will continue to be held virtually for residents entering the program on July 1, 2023 Interviews will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 27 & 28. 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 26. 

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, their academic performance, letters of recommendation, personal statement 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.

For applicants applying to start July1 2023, the CBSE will be required.

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 14 2022. The results of the Match are posted on Monday, November 21, 2022. 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.