Pediatric Dentistry - General Description

Jacobi Medical Center is a part of NYC Health + Hospitals, an integrated health care system of hospitals, neighborhood health centers, long-term care, nursing homes and home care - the public safety net health care system of New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers and we offer a wide range of high quality and affordable health care services to keep our patients healthy and to address the needs of New York City's diverse populations.

Our providers work together to provide excellence in comprehensive, personalized health care to all New Yorkers. Our mission is:

  • The patient is at the center of all our efforts. The primary mission of Jacobi Medical Center is to serve the Bronx community by providing high-quality, cost-effective healthcare, in a respectful way to all, regardless of ability to pay. Jacobi Medical Center also strives to achieve excellence in medical education, working in partnership with its academic affiliate, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Jacobi Medical Center, opened in 1954, has served the Bronx community with distinction for nearly six decades and has proved itself to be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of its ever-changing community. It has consolidated its original two hospital operations with 1,000 beds into one 457-bed modern state-of-the-art acute care facility. At the same time that it has maintained its reputation as the region's premier trauma facility, it has grown and developed numerous ambulatory care programs providing services in a modern facility specifically designed for outpatient care. With the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as its academic partner and sponsor of its forty-plus residency training programs, Jacobi Medical Center offers numerous centers of excellence in patient care and education.

The Jacobi Medical Center along with North Central Bronx Hospital, another member of NYC Health + Hospitals are the sole public provider of health care services in the north Bronx, with an annual average of:

  • 35,400 inpatient discharges
  • 175,000 emergency visits
  • 558,500 outpatient visits
  • 4,300 ambulatory surgery visits
  • 8,000 pediatric dentistry visits

Both Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital have large, active pediatric services that provide care to children from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We are recognized by the communities served as a socially responsible, experienced provider of health care for vulnerable populations, medically underserved, uninsured, Medicaid/Medicare recipients and uniformed services personnel.

Jacobi Medical Center is a major academic affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with the majority of its physicians appointed to the AECOM faculty. Jacobi's Emergency Department is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the Bronx and Southern Westchester.

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center is a two-year program commencing July 1st of each year. Five residents are selected each year to our hospital-based post-graduate program. The application deadline is October 1st of the year preceding matriculation. All applicants must be graduates of an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school. The program participates in both the Postdoctoral Application Support Service and the National Matching Services Inc.

The Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center is also approved by the New York State Division of Veteran's Affair, Bureau of Veterans Education for the training of veterans and other eligible persons in accordance with the provisions in Section 3675, Title 38, U.S. code, offering additional services and benefits to enrolled veterans under the GI Bill.

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