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.
Cherry Estilo, DMD
Director, Dental Oncology Fellowship
Length of Program
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
- Memorial Hospital Graduate Staff Application form
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of MD diploma (with translation, if necessary)
- Your dental school transcript
- Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Joseph Huryn: One of these letters must be from the department chairman
- Color Photograph