Pediatric Dentistry

Professor and Chair, Christopher V. Hughes, DMD, PhD

Residency Program Director, R. Glenn Rosivack

Professors: Nanci S. Tofsky, Evan Spivack, Christopher V. Hughes, R. Glenn Rosivack

Assistant Professor: Mark Robinson

Clinical Professors: R. Glenn Rosivack, Jorge H. Caceda, Melvyn Oppenheim

Clinical Assistant Professors: Mary J. Burke, Gerald Guzy, Madhu Mohan, Ryan Scally

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professors: Zia Shey, Lawrence Dobrin, Mario Ramos

Adjunct Clinical Instructors: Thomas Butler, Mannie Levi

Visiting Professor: Ari Kupietzky

Emeritus Professor: Milton I. Houpt

Instructor: Tomas Ballesteros

Volunteer Clinical Instructor: Michal Gold-Rosenbach


Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs.

Pediatric Dentistry. The didactic course in pediatric dentistry is presented in the junior academic year. During the fall trimester, an introduction to basic techniques is offered which includes patient management, diet counseling, local anesthesia, restorative procedures, space management, pulp therapy and treatment of trauma. During the spring trimester, advanced areas of pediatric dentistry are presented including treatment planning, sedation, nitrous oxide analgesia and treatment of handicapped patients.

Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I & II. Students are rotated to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry Clinic one half-day each week. During the junior year, the student performs routine procedures; during the senior year, the student receives experience with more complex procedures, including the treatment of the handicapped.

Postdoctoral training is also available in Pediatric Dentistry

Special Needs Patients. RSDM is one of the few facilities in the region that treats patients with special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimers, Down Syndrome, geriatric patients and those with psychological disorders. To make an appointment at our Delta Dental of New Jersey Special Care Clinic call 973-972-7040.