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General Practice Residency

General Practice Residency

Training Sites of the Program’s Clinical Consortium:

Metropolitan Hospital Center is located on the upper east side of Manhattan, between 1st and 2ndAvenues and 97th - 99th Streets.

Westchester Medical Center is located on the campus of New York Medical College School of Medicine in Valhalla, NY in mid-Westchester County just north of NYC.

Phelps Memorial Hospital/ Open Door Family Medical Centers are located in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York with offices in Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester, Brewster and a dental van serving the Mount Kisco area.

 

LEADERSHIP:

Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

Professor and Chairman
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Program Liaison, General Dental Practice Residency
Chief of Service
Metropolitan Hospital Center

Rosa Martinez, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

Assistant Professor
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Program Director
General Practice Residency, New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Director of Service, Westchester Medical Center

 

Dawn Powell, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor 
Associate Program Director 
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Site Director, Metropolitan Hospital Center

 

Roger Desroches, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor 
Associate Program Director
New York Medical College, School of Medicine

 

Janet Bozzone, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor 
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Director of Dental Services, Phelps/ Open Door
Site Director, Open Door - Port Chester

Joan Grcevic, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor 
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Site Director, Open Door - Brewster

 

Eric Wachs, D.M.D.

Assistant Professor
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Chief of Dentistry/Oral Surgery
Phelps Memorial Hospital

 

Patricia Seagriff, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor 
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
Director of Dental Services
Westchester Institute of Human Development

 

HISTORY:

New York Medical College was founded in 1860 by a group of civic leaders that included poet and abolitionist William Cullen Bryant. New York Medical College was one of the first medical schools to establish a Department of Dentistry. The Medical College was the first medical school to own it's own teaching hospital, and was among the first to admit female students in 1863. In 1928, New York Medical College was the first medical school to establish a scholarship program specifically for minority students. It is now a College comprised of a School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. The New York Medical College Valhalla campus is one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.

LOCATION:

Metropolitan Hospital is located on the upper east side of Manhattan, between 1st and 2ndAvenues and 97th - 99th Streets.

Westchester Medical Center is located on the campus of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in mid-Westchester County just north of NYC.

Phelps Memorial Hospital and Open Door Family Medical Centers are located in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York with offices in Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester, Brewster and a dental van serving the Mount Kisco area.

CLINICAL TRAINING SITES:

Metropolitan Hospital Center opened in 1875 and is one of the oldest public hospitals in the country and is currently a 341 bed acute care community based facility. The Hospital has a dedicated staff of over 3,000 professional and skilled employees committed to serving the community. In addition to comprehensive inpatient services, MHC serves as the ' family doctor' to more than 320,000 ambulatory and emergency department patients annually. The Department of Dental Medicine is comprised of Divisions of General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The department is located on the 2nd floor of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion of the Hospital and consists of departmental offices, 10 state of the art operatories, a surgical suite with recovery room, a reception area, waiting room, conference room, intra and extra oral Digital Radiography. In addition, an online computer network capable of accessing NYMC, the National Library of Medicine and the internet is within the Department. The New York Medical College Manhattan campus at Metropolitan Hospital is one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.

Westchester Medical Center was established as a regional tertiary care hospital for the entire lower Hudson Valley in 1971 when it began its affiliation with New York Medical College. Previously the institution functioned as a community hospital called Grasslands Hospital. As a tertiary care regional center; WMC serves a seven county area utilizing air transport to quickly transfer patients from all community hospitals within the seven county areas. The Department of Dental Medicine is comprised of Divisions of General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The department is located on the 1st floor of the Macy Pavilion and consists of departmental offices, 5 state of the art operatories, a surgical suite with recovery room, a reception area, waiting room, conference room and intra/extra oral radiography. In addition, an online computer network capable of accessing NYMC, the National Library of Medicine and the internet is within the Department.

Phelps Memorial Hospital/ Open Door Family Medical Centers have a collaborative arrangement whereby Open Door provides the outpatient services and Phelps provides for services in Emergency Medicine, Operating Room, Inpatient and other Hospital Consultations. Phelps Memorial Hospital is a private, community based, suburban, acute care hospital with 235 beds on 69 acres overlooking the Hudson River in majestic Sleepy Hollow, New York. Open Door Family Medical Centers’ Port Chester outpatient office has an 8 state of the art operatory dental suite with digital radiography, a computerized practice management system, and an electronic dental record. Open Door Family Medical Centers’ Brewster outpatient office has a 6 state of the art operatory dental suite with digital radiography, a computerized practice management system, and an electronic dental record. Open Door is designated a level 3 patient centered medical home and provides comprehensive health care services to 40,000 patients with 170,000 visits. Phelps/ Open Door are one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.

PROGRAM

The one year (second year optional) General Practice Residency program sponsored by New York Medical College School of Medicine maintains the accreditation status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program has three clinical training sites and fulfills the New York State requirements for licensure by PGY-1 training as well as the mandated 1 year post-doctoral year. The  training sites within the program’s clinical consortium include Metropolitan Hospital, Westchester Medical Center and Phelps Memorial Hospital / Open Door Family Medical Centers. For academic year 2016-2017 which begins  on July 1, 2016 there will be 16 residents per academic year (14 first years and 2 second years). At the time of interview, the resident can select either 1 of 3 positions at the Metropolitan Hospital Center  training site, 1 of 3 positions at the Westchester Medical Center  training site or 1 of 10 positions at the Phelps/ Open Door  training site, as their assignment for training. Patient care is comprehensive and is kept within the concepts of general dental practice in both a hospital and ambulatory practice environment. The program is designed for post doctoral training and is not to be construed as an extension of undergraduate training. The program offers both didactic and clinical training in the disciplines of restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, children’s dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, inpatient care, medical assessment, pain/anxiety control, medically compromised and special needs. These disciplines will be experienced in the outpatient suites, inpatient floors, emergency medicine and medicine departments and operating room areas of our clinical consortium training sites. The didactic portion of the program will occur both on and off site, and will include formal lectures and presentations, informal seminars and conferences, community activities, as well as live videoconference webinaring, within the New York Medical College School of Medicine  resource system.

Resident training occurs under the preceptorship of the attending Faculty staff, which is comprised of general practitioners as well as specialists.

The Standards for General Practice Residency of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation are the underlying basis for the training program.

For academic year 2016-2017, the PGY-2 curriculum will be a Public Health area of focus.

For academic year 2017-2018, the PGY-2 curriculum is planned to be a Public Health area of focus.

Required Application Materials:

Pass Application plus

  • 2 x 2 Photo

  • National Board Scores

  • Undergraduate Transcripts

  • Application Fee of $ 40.00 Payable to: NYMC/Dental Medicine Account #210410

 

Faculty:

Anthony Alessi, D.M.D., M.D. - OMS
Jesus Alvarez, D.D.S. - General Practice
Giovanni Boiano, D.D.S. - General Practice
Robert Bruskin, D.M.D. - General Practice
Alan Carness, D.M.D. - OMS 
John Carpenter, D.D.S. - General Practice
Evan Chafitz, D.M.D. - OMS 
Steven Cho, D.D.S. - OMS 
Stuart Coleton, D.D.S. - Periodontics
James Damascus, D.D.S. - General Practice
Peter DeLisi, D.D.S. - General Practice
Roger Desroches, D.D.S - General Practice
Jesse Doscher, D.D.S., M.S. - OMS and Oral Pathology
Maria Lucy Duff, D.D.S. - General Practice, including Geriatrics
Kimberly Ferguson, D.D.S. - General Practice
Jennifer Fligr, D.D.S. - General Practice, including children and special needs
Jordana Fleischer, D.D.S. - Endodontics
Ben Geisler, D.D.S. - General Practice
Yuly Gertsberg, D.D.S. - OMS
Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D. - OMS 
Harvey Grossman, D.D.S. - OMS 
Naida Henriquez, D.D.S. - General Practice
Raha Iraj, D.D.S. - General Practice
Kavita Kohli, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentistry
Benjamin Kur, D.D.S. - OMS 
Jessica Levy, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentistry
Claudia Lozano, D.D.S. - General Practice
Rosa Martinez, D.D.S. - General Practice
Michael Miller, D.D.S. - OMS 
Dino Moundroukas, D.D.S. - General Practice, including Special Needs
Joseph Morales, D.D.S. - General Practice
Norman Petti, D.D.S. - OMS
Paulette Porteous-Cole, D.D.S. - General Practice
Dawn Powell, D.D.S. - General Practice 
Michael Rudolph, D.D.S. - Surgical Orthodontics
Clifford Saper, D.D.S. - Surgical Orthodontics
Aimee Saposnick, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentistry
Patricia Seagriff, D.D.S. - Special needs
Bart Silverman, D.D.S. - OMS
Barbara Tamulewicz, D.D.S. - Special Needs
John Tolli, D.D.S. - General Practice, including Special Needs 
Frank Weber, D.D.S. - OMS
David Zirlin, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentistry

2016-2017 General Dental Practice Resident Staff

WMC - 3 resident positions

MHC - 3 resident positions

PMH/Open Door - 10 resident positions (8 PGY-1’s and 2 PGY-2’s)