Dental Anesthesiology - Program Goals
Jacobi Medical Center provides comprehensive didactic and clinical training in dental anesthesiology. Our 36 month program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and meets requirements for board eligibility for certification by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA.)

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to provide comprehensive anesthesia services for patients in the dental or maxillofacial setting. The dentist anesthesiologist will be competent to provide moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia (intubated and non-intubated) for pediatric, adult, and special needs patients in the private practice and operating room environment.

Jacobi Medical Center is home to an accredited Congenital Craniofacial Care Center. The dental department is home to not only dental anesthesiology residency, but also general practice residency, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and a orthodontic and orthognathic fellowship. Dental anesthesiology residents will have an opportunity to collaborate with their dental colleagues to provide comprehensive anesthesia care for the full spectrum of dental procedures and maxillofacial surgery, both inside and outside of the operating room.

Jacobi Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center. JMC also holds the following designations as a burn center, stroke center, AIDS center, Bariatric Center of Excellence, and Breast Center of Excellence. Our dental anesthesia residents are the sole anesthesia residents of the hospital and as such, provide anesthesia care and collaborate with our distinguished colleagues in these departments.

Program Description:
  • Anesthesiology Service
    • Serves as a foundation for dental anesthesiology experience
    • Operating rooms in Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) and North Central Bronx (NCB)
    • Dental anesthesiology residents are the sole residents on service and gain the full attention and teaching efforts of the attending physician and dentist anesthesiologists and participate in the provision of anesthesia for the full scope of surgical procedures in the operating room
    • Comprehensive training in anesthesiology including experience in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, gynecologic surgery, genitourinary surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma.
    • Emphasis on anesthesia for: dental, pediatric dental, oral and maxillofacial, craniofacial, ear-nose-throat (ENT,) plastic surgery, pediatric general surgery, special needs patients, and head and neck surgery
    • Resident responsibilities, including trauma call and assignment to varying levels of patient complexity, will be commensurate with their level of training.
    • Participation in anesthesiology lecture series and departmental ground rounds and journal club

  • Simulation Lab
    • Jacobi Medical Center is home to a state of the art simulation lab
    • Courses include basic airway skills, advanced airway skills, cardiac code team course, central line placement skills, pediatric airway skills, and pediatric cardiac code
    • For more information and a virtual tour of the simulation lab, please go to

  • Dental Anesthesiology Experience
    • Second and third year residents
    • Anesthesia for dental and maxillofacial surgery will be provided in the operating room, Jacobi department of dentistry, and the Rose F Kennedy Center for special needs patients.
    • Our residents will work with physician and dentist anesthesiologists

  • Rotations
    • Pre-admissions testing (PAT)
    • Post anesthesia care unit (PACU)
    • Orofacial pain (Columbia University)
    • Medical consult service
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency medicine
    • Pediatric medicine inpatient
    • Pediatric medicine outpatient
    • Surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

  • Research
    • Residents will have the opportunity to pursue a research project

  • External Rotations
    • Residents in good standing will have the opportunity for mentorship by practicing dentist anesthesiologists during their second and third year

  • Didactics
    • Incoming residents participate in the introductory lectures offered to the CA-1 Anesthesiology Residents in collaboration with Montefiore Medical Center in Late June and July of their first year
    • Weekly lectures are given by the attending anesthesiologists on Thursday mornings
    • Weekly lectures and board review is given by the program director on Tuesday evenings
    • Lecture topics include but are not limited to:
      • Physiology and pathology
      • Pharmacology
      • Physical diagnosis
      • Management of pediatric and special needs patients
      • Anesthesia machines and equipment
      • Airway management
      • Management of medical emergencies
      • Advanced local anesthetic techniques and local anesthetic pharmacology
    • Active participation in anesthesiology grand rounds, journal club, and morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences
    • Residents have 24 hour remote access to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Library

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