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How to Apply

Dental students seeking a residency position can apply via the PASS website - a function of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) where instructions are posted and special requirements for each program are found. You can access this website via portal.passweb.org.

St. Joseph’s also now offers a one-year, non-categorical oral and maxillofacial surgery internship as well as ongoing externship opportunities. For more information please contact the program coordinator, Ms. Sharmi Talpade, at talpades@sjhmc.org or call 973.754.2050.


All three advanced education programs in the Department of Dentistry at St. Joseph’s abide by institutional and departmental admissions policies.  Our attempt is to create a cohort of residents who function together collegially and collaboratively guided by the institution’s overall mission and vision, our educational mission and our desire to produce a diverse group of clinically excellent, culturally competent and morally centered graduates.  To that end, the department employs holistic review in resident selection, utilizing mission-driven, evidence-based, diversity-aware processes.  Holistic review is “a flexible, individualized way of assessing each applicant’s capabilities by which balanced consideration is given to experiences, attitudes, and academic metrics and, when considered in combination, how the individual might contribute value” as a resident and a clinician.*
“Non-traditional” as well as “traditional” candidates who meet admissions criteria are encouraged to apply.  Among the many factors considered in holistic review is the applicant’s awareness of healthcare disparities and level of interest in serving the needs of communities with limited resources.  Applicants with post-training service commitments including those in NHSC programs are encouraged to apply as are any residency candidates who may have interest in a career path that includes practice in under-served areas.
The department focuses on delivering compassionate and high quality care for patients, providing an outstanding set of educational experiences for each resident and producing residency training graduates who embody the institutional mission by providing “exceptional quality care which sustains and improves both individual and community health, with a special concern for those who are poor, vulnerable and underserved.”**

*AAMC  7/29/2016
**The Mission of St. Joseph’s Health

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