Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Programs:

Chair: Wellington Rody Jr., DDS, MS

Pediatric Dentistry Faculty

Clinical Associate Professor: Charles D. Larsen, DMD, MS, Kimberly Patterson, DDS, MS

Clinical Professor: Rhona Strizak Sherwin, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professors: Ross E. Gruber, DDS, Yehuda Marciano, DDS, Howard R. Miller, DMD, Michael Reale, DDS, Mark Salerno, DDS, Dawn Sosnick, DDS, Viet Tran, DMD

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Faculty

Associate Professor: Wellington Rody Jr., DDS, MSHechang Huang, DDS, MSD, MS, PhD

Clinical Professor: Richard D. Faber DDS, MS, Antonino Russo, DDS, Robert Schindel, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professors: Frank R. Egan, DDS, Zackary T. Faber, DDS, MDS, Robert Lopatkin, DDS, Duane S. Shank, DDS

Volunteers

Nina Anderson, Glen Ehrenman, Dr. Cybelle Pereira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8701
fax: (631) 632-8717

DDS 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 are 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 an 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 who 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 years.

For those students who have an interest in furthering their experiences with pediatric patients, 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 and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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. 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). Instruction is provided through lectures, seminars, case presentations, 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 six 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 and pass the American Board of Orthodontics written examination.
•   present and defend a research project at the end of the third year 

Year I Program Requirements
Normal and Reparative Tissue Development in the Oral Cavity; Host-Parasite Interactions; Regional Anatomy, Orofacial Neuroscience and Pain Conditions; Research Design and Biostatistics; Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Practice; Orthodontic Fundamentals; Cephalometric and Radiology; Growth and Development; Orthodontic Theory and Practice I; Clear Aligner Therapy; Orthodontic Seminars I; Orthodontic Clinic I; Surgical Orthodontics and Craniofacial Deformities I; Basic Orthodontic Principles; Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Seminar I; Journal Club I; Research I; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Advanced Topics in Orthodontic Treatment Planning I; Ortho-Perio Literature Review and Treatment Planning I

Year II Program Requirements
Orthodontic Theory and Practice II; ABO Literature Review; Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning II; Surgical Orthodontics and Craniofacial Deformities II; Journal Club II; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Research II; Biomechanics I; Basics of Digital Orthodontics; Theory and Mechanics for use of TADs in Orthodontics; Orthodontic Clinic  II; Orthodontic Seminars II; Advanced Topics in Orthodontic Treatment Planning II; Ortho-Perio Literature Review and Treatment Planning II

Year III Program Requirements
Clinical Orthodontics III; Journal Club III; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Orthodontic Seminars III; Biomechanics II; Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning III; Surgical Orthodontics and Craniofacial Deformities III; Advanced Topics in Orthodontic Treatment Planning III; Ortho-Perio Literature; Review and Treatment Planning III; Business and Practice of Orthodontics; Research III; Orthodontic Theory and Practice III

Rotated Every Three Years
Temporomandibular Disorders; History of Orthodontics

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 online
  • The application requires a $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 DMD/DDS degree
  • Graduate of a US, Canadian, or Accredited Foreign Dental School

Application
The application deadline is August 15 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.

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

Richard Faber, DDS, MS
Program Director, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry,
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
Phone: (631) 632-3181
email: richard.faber@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Application for Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

 

Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Program Director: Dr. Kimberly K. Patterson

The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Stony Brook University provides an extensive didactic curriculum including but not limited to the basic sciences, advanced pediatric dentistry seminar, advanced orthodontic instruction, historical and contemporary literature review, case presentations and discussion, research methodology, and craniofacial growth and development. The department prides itself in the strong undergraduate curriculum teaching opportunities available to residents. The patient care component provides extensive clinical experience with emphasis on comprehensive and patient-centered care and the improvement of oral health literacy of caregivers, patients, health care providers and communities. The pediatric medicine rotation in the hospital setting offers the knowledge and experience required in the interprofessional management of pediatric patients and patients with special needs.

Pediatric Dentistry residents deliver comprehensive dental care to an ethnically, socially, and financially diverse population of outpatients and inpatients. Faculty from all dental disciplines are on staff and readily available at the School of Dental Medicine (SDM). Outpatient facilities include the SDM and family shelters as well as a mobile dental clinic serving Suffolk County NY.

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

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.

Facilities

The Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital housing the emergency department and operating rooms. 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, radiology, prosthodontics, and a Masters/PhD program in Oral Biology.

Program Stipend and Tuition

The GME salary of the pediatric dentistry residents is competitive with that offered in the Tri-State area with first-year residents earning $67,833 and $72,205 in the second year (2021 statistics). No tuition is charged. Housing, parking, and meals are readily available in and around the Stony Brook campus.

Application Requirements

  • Passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination unless taking INBDE
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Report program postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code PED374 to ADEA PASS

Admission Requirements

  • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination or INBDE
  • Earned a DMD/DDS 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 15 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:

Kimberly Patterson, DDS, MS, Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
Email: kimberly.patterson@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Application for Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry