Post Doctorate and Graduate Specialty Opportunities

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

NIDCR is pleased to offer training opportunities to outstanding dental students and dentists. Selected candidates will conduct oral health research along NIDCR scientists while learning the most recent animal, molecular, and computer technologies. Available programs include NIH Clinical Research Training Program, Medical Research Scholars Program, NIDCR Clinical Research Fellowship, and Postdoctoral Fellowship — training experiences vary by program. Most programs provide stipends and some offer loan repayment. 

Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Deborah Philp, intramural training director, at or (301) 594-8444.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine has recently received initial accreditation status from CODA for its Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. This is a GME-sponsored residency program, which will provide residents with a salary stipend for the 2-year residency program. The new program director is Dr. Mina Mahdian.

The program requires all applicants have graduated from a CODA-accredited dental school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, have employment authorization or have a J-1 visa. Additionally, applicants must have successfully passed the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I and Part II.

The program is inviting applications until February 28, 2017 to fill two seats in its inaugural class. The program is scheduled to begin July 1, 2017. 

Inquiries and application materials can be sent to program coordinator Elizabeth Schroeder at

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Care for the Developmentally Disabled

The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine is offering a postdoctoral fellowship program to train dentists in the management and provision of dental care to people with developmental disabilities. The goals of the program include:

  • Developing skills to recognize and assess the medical, social and environmental issues that influence the delivery of dental care to this population.
  • Developing expertise in diagnostic, treatment planning and management skills to render appropriate care to persons with a disability.
  • Participation in research projects which explore the resources, opportunities, and/or obstacles that interface with efforts to satisfy the health care needs of this population.

These goals are accomplished by participation in seminars, lectures and extensive clinical experience in both ambulatory and hospital settings.

The fellowship supports a full-time dental fellow for a twelve-month Postgraduate Fellowship Program beginning July 1, 2017. The salary is competitive with General Practice Dental Residencies in New York State. Candidates must have a DDS/DMD Degree from an ADA Accredited Dental School, and have completed a CODA accredited residency program of at least one year. Also required:

  • Have a New York State License or be eligible for New York State Licensure
  • Completion of a New York State approved course on Child Abuse
  • Completion of a New York State approved course on Infection Control
  • Letters of Recommendation from the following: Dean; Director of Residency Program (if applicable); Two Faculty and/or Attending Professors
  • Dental School Transcripts
  • National Board Dental Exam Part 1 and Part 2 Scores (official copy) 

To obtain an application contact program receptionist Claudia Dassler at or (631) 632-8879.


At the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Boston

An academic degree-granting program beginning July 2018. The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship program prepares the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy, and oral epidemiology to improve the capacity of health care and to address the health needs of vulnerable populations.


  • Participate in fellowship activities including leadership forums, seminar series, site visits, journal club, practicum, and receive mentoring from senior faculty and health leaders
  • Complete the course work leading to a 45-credit M.P.H. degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. and an active dental license required
  • Experience with addressing and improving health needs of minority, disadvantaged, and vulnerable populations
  • Interest in minority health, health policy, and public health
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency


  • Financial support for Master’s degree tuition
  • Travel for professional meetings and site visits

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017


Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A.
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership Harvard Medical School
164 Longwood Ave. 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 432-2922

Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply.