Dental Oncology Fellowship

Dental Oncology Fellowship


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The Dental Service in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one-year fellowship in Dental Oncology.

This certificate training program offers well-balanced clinical and didactic experience in medically compromised patients undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or head and neck surgery for oncologic disease. The fellows are trained in all phases of hospital dental oncology. Areas of comprehensive patient care and study include pediatric cancers, bone marrow and stem cell transplants, hematogenous and solid tumor, and oral and pharyngeal cancers.

Clinical and basic science research in the areas of oral manifestations of cancer therapies is another integral part of the program. A second year in clinical research is optional.



Jessica Baron, Montefiore
Jeffrey Eskendri, Yale-New Haven Hospital


Yoonah Danskin, NYU Brooklyn
Dalal Alhajji, NYU


Allison Petty, Private Practice


Dennis Shem (Residency, New York-Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center)
Andrew Pischek (Residency, Loyola University Health System)

Current Fellows

Isabel Pennings, DDS, Residency- Loyola University
Kidane Tewolde, DDS, Residency - Erie County Medical Center

Length of Program

1 year


Candidates for Fellowship in Dental Oncology must have successfully completed a CODA-accredited General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Candidates who have completed other CODA-accredited programs (e.g. oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, etc.) may also be considered.

Candidates must have a license to practice dentistry in New York State by July 1 of their academic year. For information about dental licensure, please visit the license requirements page on the New York State Education Department website.

Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered for interviews.

Number of Positions


How to Apply

Eligible candidates should apply for our program through this MSK’s Application Portal: Apply Here

Applications should include:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae 
  • Copy of DDS or DMD diploma (with translation, if necessary)
  • Your dental school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation: One of these letters must be from the department chairman
  • Color Photograph

If any of these requirements are not met or are incomplete upon submission, the application will not be processed.

Program director

Cherry Estilo, DMD
Director, Dental Oncology Fellowship
[email protected]


Cherry Estilo, DMD
Program Director, Dental Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
[email protected]