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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.

Program Director

Cherry Estilo, DMD
Director, Dental Oncology Fellowship

Length of Program

1 year


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

Candidates must have a license or limited permit 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

Submit an application, three letters of recommendation (including one from your program director), your dental school transcript and a copy of your curriculum vitae.


Joseph M. Huryn, DDS
Chief, Dental Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065