Dental Residency Program

The Dental Residency Program is a one-year (12 months) training program for graduates of DMD/DDS programs or equivalents. A second year is optional. We are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2021 program. Applications are accepted through February 8, 2020, and must be submitted through ADEA PASS system. Three positions are available.

Dental exam room

Key Dates

  • Application Cycle:
    May 14, 2020 – February 8, 2021
  • Program Start Date:
    September 1, 2021

Program Goals and Overview

Upon completion of training through didactic and clinical rotations, the residents will be able to act as a primary oral health care provider, including providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care, obtaining informed consent, functioning effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams including consultation and referral, providing patient-focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner, and directing health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Upon completion of the program, the residents will be able to assess, diagnose, and plan for the provision of multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients, including patients with special needs, and manage the delivery of patient-focused oral health care.

Dental surgery

Treatments performed include:

  • Endodontic treatment with rotary files
  • Surgical extractions of impacted teeth
  • Surgical removal of tori
  • Periodontal surgeries
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Implant overdentures
  • Implant placements and restorations

Residents of our program will also be enrolled in the New York AAID Maxicourse, an in-depth, comprehensive 300-hour continuing educational program in implant dentistry preparing them for examination for associate fellowship credentialing.

Faculty and Staff

John Minichetti, DMDJohn Minichetti, DMD

Residency Program Director and Chief of Dentistry, Englewood Health | Full profile

Clinical Director: Dr. Anna Hong

Faculty: Dr. Joseph D’Amore, Dr. John Petkanas, Dr. Allan Ghorahshi, Dr. Lee Kojanis, Dr. Joshua Goldfein, Dr. Ronald Katz, Dr. Marc Moscowitz, Dr. Karolyn Kopcza, Dr. Raymond Darakjian, Dr. Jennifer Akkaway

Our dental program coordinator is Jessica Carreira.


Applicants must submit materials through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). Our program number is GPR744.

Applications are accepted from U.S. citizens and permanent residents only and must include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Dental school transcript
  • DAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement/essay

For More Information

You can reach our General Practice Dentistry program team at or contact our program director or coordinator directly.

Dr. John Minichetti, Program Director
Englewood Dental
370 Grand Ave, Suite 200
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Phone: 201-871-3555

Jessica Carreira
Medical Education Coordinator
Englewood Health
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201-894-3575

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