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Program overview

As a pediatric dentistry resident, you’ll receive your education through weekly seminars, hospital rotations, case presentations, guest lecturers and continuing education courses. Off-service hospital rotations include anesthesia, ambulatory pediatrics, emergency department and pediatric sedation.

We provide seminars and lectures in diagnosis and treatment planning, prevention, behavior guidance, pediatric restorative dentistry, growth and development, orthodontics, sedation techniques, pulp therapy, trauma, periodontal therapy, public health, practice management and special needs patient care. Biomedical science lectures are provided on the following topics: biostatistics, research, pharmacology, microbiology, embryology, genetics, anatomy and oral pathology. Literature review is an integral component of the didactic curriculum.

You’ll be prepared to take the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry qualifying and oral clinical exams, and we strongly encourage you to pursue diplomate status.

All residents are required to complete a research project and present their research in a scientific forum.

Off-service rotations

Pediatric sedation

  • Year/duration: PGY1, 1 week
  • Location: HfAM pediatric sedation suite


  • Year/duration: PGY1, 1 month
  • Location: OR

Emergency department

  • Year/duration: PGY1, 3 days
  • Location: Emergency Department

Ambulatory pediatrics

  • Year/duration: PGY2, 2 weeks
  • Location: Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine


Publications and presentations

Poster presentations

AAPD Annual Conference San Diego, CA

  • Virtual Reality VS Nitrous Oxide During Pediatric Dental Procedures. Wright, Williams, Stinton, Malik
  • Dental Management of a Child with Tango2-Related Metabolic Disorder. Alam, Singh, Yap, Malik, Stinton, Williams
  • Diagnosis of a Rhabdomyosarcoma in a Pediatric Dental Patient. Raso, Yap, Rabaa, Malik, Mohamed
  • Caries Prevalence in Rural Patient Population with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Singh, Malik, Wang, Stinton, Popova
  • Steven Johnson Syndrome: A Case Report. Yacoub, Singh, Rabaa, Malik, Stinton
  • Children’s Temperament and Parenting Styles’ Effect on Oral Sedation Acceptance. Yap, Stinton, Malik


AAPD Annual Conference, Virtual Presentation

  • Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization: Prevalence and Etiological Factors in Central Pennsylvania. Rabaa, Malik
  • Success of MTA Pulpotomies in First vs Second Primary Molars. Kaur, Pollick, Malik, Stinton
  • A Retrospective Study of Pediatric Dental Trauma in Rural Pennsylvania. Khaliq, Wang, Malik, Stinton
  • Hidden Fractures: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric trauma. Wright, Malik, Stinton
  • Management of Oral Manifestations of Child with Heimler Syndrome-2. Yap, Malik, Stinton
  • Dentigerous Cysts in a Pediatric Patient with Primary Dentition Following Placement of Distal Shoe Space Maintainer: A Case Report. Singh, Stinton, Malik, Goldstein


  • Buffered Lidocaine Versus Conventional Lidocaine in the Pediatric Dental Patient. Williams, Stinton, Lee, Malik
  • Parental Childhood Dental Anxiety Effects on the Pediatric Dental Patient. Patel, Malik, Young, Stinton
  • Genetics and Clinical Analysis of Cleft Lip/Palate Patients in a Rural PA Health Setting. Esmaili, Stinton, Malik
  • Management and Treatment Outcomes of Canine Bite Injury. Kaur, Esmaili, Malik, Stinton

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference Chicago, IL

  • Success of MTA pulpotomies in First vs Second Primary Molars: Pollick, AR, Kirchner, L, Dove, J, Fluck, M, Malik, G, Stinton, N
  • Parental perceptions of the safety of oral sedation in the pediatric dental setting: Shaffer, A, Malik, G, Kirchner, HL, Fluck, M, Beninsky, E, Stinton, N
  • Regenerative Endodontic Therapy with Delayed Triple Antibiotic Paste: Williams, L, Stinton, N, Malik, G
  • Microabrasion and Bleaching Treatment of Maxillary Incisors with Enamel Hypoplasia: Esmaili, S, Shaffer, A, Stinton, N, Malik, G
  • Management of Root Fractures in Patient with DI Type II: Patel, M, Malik, G, Stinton, N

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference Honolulu, HI

  • Therapy Dog Presence in a Pediatric Dental Clinic: A Pilot Study, Popp, C, Studders, E
  • Success of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) in Primary Teeth Pulpotomies: Devan, P, Pollick, A, Studders, E
  • The utilization of a removable mouth guard in a child with severe cheek and lip biting following hypoxic-ischemic brain injury; Shaffer, A, Studders, E, Malig, G, Stinton, N
  • Management of Dental Trauma in a Child with Hemophilia B; Pollick, AR, Devan, P, Studders, EM

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

  • Central Giant-Cell Lesion in a 4 Year Old Female: A Case Report, Patil, M, Studders, E, Pellecchia, R
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Posterior Mandible: A Case Report, Milton, L, Studders, E, Pellecchia, R
  • Management of Periodontitis Secondary to Hypophosphatasia in a Child with Down Syndrome: Devan, P, Studders, E
  • Treatment of Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis in a 10-Year-Old Male: A Case Report: Popp, C, Pellecchia, R, Wun, E, Studders, E

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference San Antonio, TX

  • Self Mutilation Secondary to Congenital Indifference to Pain, Bumann, AM, Challman, TD, Uston, KA, Slack, CK
  • Treatment of a Persistent Cleft Lip and Palate, Tuthill, JM, Slack, CK, Uston, KA, Pellecchia, R, Au, J
  • Acute Osteomyelitis of the Anterior Mandible: A Case Report, Milton, LA, Uston, KA, Slack, CK, Studders, EM
  • Exposing the Unreported Sources of Fluoride, Patil, M, Slack, CK, Uston, KA, Studders, EM

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference Seattle, WA

  • Dental Management of a Child with Angelman Syndrome, Campbell, JR, Uston, KA
  • Allgrove Syndrome: A Case Report, Davis, CD, Uston, KA, Slack, CK
  • Congenital Epulis of a Newborn: A Case Report, Bumann, AM, Wood, WE, Uston, KA, Slack, CK
  • Treatment of a Traumatic Neuroma using an Interdisciplinary Approach, Tuthill, JM, Slack, CD, Uston, KA, Au, J

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference Boston, MA

  • Condylar Displacement into the Middle Cranial Fossa: A Case Report, Gomes, AE, Uston, KA, Pellecchia, R, Stinton, NM
  • Dental Procedural Restrictions with the Ketogenic Diet: A Case Report, Stern, R, Uston, KA, Moses, JF
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Treating the Adolescent Patient, Campbell, JR, Uston, KA, Stinton, NM
  • Oral Manifestations of Krabbe Disease: A Case Report, Davis, CD, Stern, R, Uston, KA

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Conference Orlando, FL

  • Unilateral Impaction of a Primary Canine: A Case Report, Stern R, Stinton NM, Uston KA
  • Pulpal Revascularization: Comparison of Techniques in Prevention of Coronal Staining, Guzzardi JR, Uston KA, Stern R, Stinton NM
  • Pre-eruptive Mandibular Molar Abscess: A Case Report, Stinton NM, Uston KA, Malik G, Slack CK, Kisby LE
  • Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma: A Case Report, Gomes AE, Uston KA, Kisby LE
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