The mission of the Department of Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery is to educate and prepare General Dental Residents and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents for careers in a diverse and changing health care environment. Implicit in this mission is a commitment to educate residents and provide an outstanding clinical experience. The Department of Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery also renders routine and emergency oral health care to the community and supports the patient population within the hospital.
The curriculum in both of our fully accredited residency programs, reflect the core values of the profession in private and public health care settings. It creates a humanistic, educational environment that facilitates the development of responsible and ethical health professionals who provide excellent oral health care while meeting the special needs of our patients. Our faculty provides educational and clinical instruction in all dental disciplines. The program strives to produce graduates who will advance the professional practice of General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and while improving oral health as well as overall health through clinical care and scholarly activities. Graduates will have the skills of self-assessment and scientific methodology that ensure lifelong learning.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.
Rory Sadoff, DDS
Chairman and Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Thomas Jones, DMD
Program Director, General Dentistry
The Department of Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery sponsors an ADA-accredited General Practice Residency training program, a one-year curriculum of advanced training. This comprehensive training conforms to the standards set forth by the Council on Dental Education. Experiences include extensive didactic and clinical training in dentistry and rotations to oral surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.
The residents participate in the care of inpatients and outpatients and receive supervised instruction and practice on a post-graduate scale in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics (including Implantology), Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Pedodontics, Periodontics, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Treatment Planning, Emergency Medicine, IV Sedation, and Physical Evaluation.
The principal objective is to broaden the residents' perspective by affording them the following opportunities:
- To treat and observe conditions not commonly encountered in undergraduate clinics.
- To render emergency and comprehensive care.
- To enhance their knowledge of the oral tissues and the various physiological systems in relation to disease and traumatic conditions.
- To become familiar with the various allied medical sections in the hospital.
As a result of these training procedures, we believe that our residents' clinical judgment and technical ability will be enhanced to such a degree that, upon completion of training, they will become more proficient dentists, able to render excellent service to their patients. Our attending staff has been carefully selected in order that the highest quality of training can be delivered to the resident. Directors of the various divisions have completed post-graduate training in their respective specialties, and several are Diplomates of the American Boards. Attendance and participation are required for all staff meetings, including seminars, symposia, guest lectures, and continuing education conferences. Regional dental meetings will be attended at the discretion of the Program Director.
Successful completion of the Program will satisfy the NYS requirement to obtain a dental license.
Harvey Gralnick, DDS – A. Holly Patterson
Jing Yao Ye, DDS –Family Health Centers
Thomas Murray, DDS – A. Holly Patterson
Rory Sadoff, DDS – Nassau University Medical Center
Kevin Penna, DDS – Nassau University Medical Center
Thomas Jones, DMD – Nassau University Medical Center
At NUMC, your education will be enhanced by a wide range of learning experiences. From daily teaching rounds to subspecialty conferences and visiting professor lectures, formal teaching occurs multiple times each day. Your confidence will grow from the interaction and guidance you will receive from our attending physicians. During your residency you will participate in:
- Grand Rounds. Weekly formal lectures prepared by residents provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of various disease processes. Clinical seminars feature many prominent speakers from outside the Medical Center.
- Core Lecture Series. Lectures by faculty from the attending staff on both general and subspecialty internal medicine.
- Journal Clubs. Monthly discussions of recent literature with an emphasis on critical appraisal skills.
- Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. A formal opportunity for the residents to discuss cases each week with the program directors in a supportive learning environment.
- Clinical-Pathological Conferences. Residents are presented with the clinical course, radiological findings, and relevant laboratory results for a particular patient. The resident then analyzes the case and presents his or her thinking process to the program in an educational format.
- Critical Care Conferences. Residents rotating in the ICU have lectures scheduled several times a week with intensivists to review relevant topics such as EKG tutorials or ventilator management.
- Attending Work Rounds. Attending work rounds are held by board-certified, specialist-trained faculty. These discussions focus on patients' management skills.
- Teaching Report. Full-time faculty lead these case-based teaching sessions. All levels of residents and medical students participate in these practical discussions. Topics range from differential diagnosis, therapeutic plan, controversies, and ethical dilemmas.
- Morning Report. A morning report audience will include medical students, residents, fellows, and general and subspecialty attendings coming together to contribute to the learning environment.
These conferences are well-attended by both faculty and house staff, which encourages the active interchange of ideas.
All categorical residents are required to complete a clinical or basic science research project, including the preparation of an abstract/poster for American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine or other regional/national meeting. All projects are completed under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member. Previous residents have produced award-winning posters and presented at national meetings. Traditionally, NUMC is over-represented at such meetings and awards ceremonies. The Department of Medicine also conducts Resident Research Day every year in mid-May to recognize scholarly activities of the house staff.
NHCC has launched a new web-based training course through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. This program is widely recognized throughout the research industry for providing ethics education to all members of the research community.
The CITI Program is used by NHCC to educate researchers and key personnel involved in research with human subjects. The CITI program will replace our prior NIH online tutorial. Going forward, all new clinical research investigators and staff must complete the CITI program and submit a confirmation of completion of the program to the NHCC IRB in order to participate in research studies at NHCC. This program is offered through our affiliation with the North Shore–LIJ Health System (NSLIJHS).
Clinical research investigators and staff who have already met their education requirements through completion of the current NIH online tutorials must complete the CITI program by December 31, 2008.
All clinical researchers must complete CITI’s “Basic Human Subjects” program–either for the first time or as a refresher course–by choosing the track that corresponds to their area of research:
- Social and Behavioral
- Biomedical and Social/Behavioral
Investigators who want their CITI training to meet requirements for more than one institution will be given the option to affiliate with another institution after logging on to the program. If the affiliated organization requires the same modules as NHCC, the investigator will only have to complete them once to get credit at both institutions.
New Clinical Research Investigators and Staff: As of July 1, 2008, will be required to take the CITI program only.
Existing Clinical Research Investigators and Staff who have already completed the NIH Human Subject Protection Tutorials must complete the applicable CITI modules by December 31, 2008.
Procedure: Certification must be secured prior to submitting protocols for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Go to http://www.citiprogram.org.
Register. (Your participating institution is “North Shore–LIJ Health System.”)
When completing the profile information, “NHCC” should be listed as the Department.
All Clinical Researchers must take the Basic Human Subjects (if they are taking the CITI program for the first time) or the Refresher Course (if they are renewing their CITI training) in the area most appropriate to their research:
- Biomedical and Behavioral
It is highly recommended that Clinical Researchers also take the modules on Good Clinical Practice and ICH and the Responsible Conduct of Research. Both modules are optional for now but may be required in the future.
One of the key benefits of this program is that course completion is transferable between member institutions with brief updates required each year. As a result, if you have transferred to NHCC from another CITI institution and/or you are considering transferring to or collaborating with a CITI institution, you will already have met the majority of your human subject protection educational requirements by completing this course.
In addition, CME/CEU credits are available through the University of Miami for completion of the Human Subjects Protection Basic Course and for the Human Subjects Protection Refresher Course.
Questions regarding your requirements should be addressed to:
Technical issues should be addressed to: email@example.com, 305-243-7970.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to continuing to work with you in the advancement of human subject research.
The minimum passing aggregate score for the quizzes is 80%. If you want to improve your score on a quiz, you may repeat any quiz in which you did not score 100% correct.
Print or download a Course Completion Report as evidence that you have met your institutional requirements. A copy will be sent to your administrator. You may return to the course site in the future to obtain a copy of the completion report.
CITI Fact Sheet
The CITI program consists of online tutorials with online exams and is offered through the University of Miami. It was developed by experts in the IRB community and focuses on different aspects of bioethics and human subjects research. There is a basic course for the protection of human subjects in either biomedical or social/behavioral research. Choose the basic course that best describes your research. The courses have some content overlap. Students should ask for guidance from their departments about which course to take. The CITI training is designed, updated, and maintained by a number of nationally known IRB professionals. Modules are housed at the University of Miami. The Basic CITI training takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete, usually far less if the material is not completely unfamiliar. This training does not need to be completed in one sitting. However, we suggest that you start and finish a quiz without taking a break. The modules are completed in succession. Topic-specific modules are each followed by a short quiz. You may repeat a quiz to improve your score. CITI is user-friendly and available 24 hours a day all year round.
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) modules include:
- Biomedical Focus
- Social and Behavioral Focus
- Refresher Courses
- Good Clinical Practice Course
- Health Information Privacy and Security Course (HIPS)
- Laboratory Animal Welfare Courses for investigators and IACUC Members
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Registration for CITI
CITI can be accessed at www.citiprogram.org. Closely follow the instructions for registration. Remember your username and password for future access to the CITI program. If you are having problems with the CITI site or course, contact the CITI Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 305-243-7970.
CITI training is required of all faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in the design, conduct, or reporting of research at NUMC that involves human subjects. All personnel listed as investigators on the protocol must submit CITI certification.
Proof of completion of CITI training must be provided at the time of protocol submission.
Renewal of CITI Certification
CITI training must be renewed every two years through a refresher set of modules available through the CITI website at http://www.citiprogram.org.
Telephone: (516) 572-8774
Facsimile: (516) 572-6059
Applications to the program must be completed through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service. Contact them at www.adea.org, or write to them at PASS, 1400 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005. We must receive applications by November 1. Early application to PASS is encouraged.
We also participate in the Match Program. If you have not already done so, please contact the program for a "Request for Applicant Agreement" at: www.natmatch.com/dentres. Please note that our Matching Program Code is 8255.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview during the month of December. If you do not receive a request for an interview, it will indicate that you have not been selected for consideration for appointment to the program.