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Application Process

Eligible applicants interested in the four-year oral and maxillofacial surgery training program at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center should apply through the American Dental Education Association postdoctoral application support service (ADEA PASS), which accepts applications beginning July 1.


We accept 2 categorical resident each year. There are non-categorical positions each year as well. Non-categorical applicants must have completed one year of General Practice Residency (GPR) prior to matriculation. 

Eligible applicants will have graduated from a predoctoral dental program in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or a predoctoral dental program in Canada accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada prior to enrollment in the residency program.

Interview dates for the upcoming cycle are November 10th, 17th, 18th.

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis once completed applications have been received and until all interview slots are filled. 

Application Requirements:

All applicants for the Northwell Health residencies and fellowships must include the following materials as supporting documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Personal statement

  • Copy of dental school diploma, as well as any graduate school diplomas

  • Letters of recommendation (3 total)

    • At least three letters of recommendation from physicians or faculty members who are familiar with your work. 

      • Applicants must submit letter of recommendation from program directors from prior residency training, such as GPR or OMFS Noncategorical which will count towards this requirement. 

  • A Dean’s letter of recommendation from your dental school is required.

  • Official dental school transcript

  • Official test transcript for all applicable examinations


  • Copy of completion certificate for each of your prior residency or fellowship training programs

*We do not accept any documents via mail or fax. Please submit all documents on the PASS website.


Lincoln OMFS offers 1-2 week externships to dental students interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Interested students should submit the following paperwork to Dejon Skendo (

  1. Email stating your preferred week(s) of externship

  2. Unofficial dental school transcript and letter of good standing from a dean

  3. Proof of liability insurance

  4. Completed immunization form*

Residency Program Team

Residency Coordinator
Dejon Skendo

P: 718-579-5692


Chair, and Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Robert Pellecchia, DDS

Please email Mr. Skendo (skendod@nychhc.orgwith any questions or concerns you may have about our program.

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