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  • The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine

    Einstein Medical Center offers the region's largest diverse hospital-based dental education program. In a challenging clinical and academic environment, postdoctoral programs in general dentistry, endodontics and orthodontics prepare residents for leadership as clinicians and mentors. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine shares equal status with Einstein Medical Center's other clinical departments. More than 40 faculty members, including specialists in every field of dental medicine, guide residents in clinical, didactic and research areas. The favorable faculty-resident ratio allows for an enhanced learning experience through personal guidance. The general practice residency program offers a one-year program with an optional second, while the endodontic program is two years. The orthodontic program, which accepts residents every other year, is three academic years. (Academic Year = 52 weeks = 2080 clock hours)

    The department's longstanding academic associations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Temple University School of Dentistry broaden and enrich the residents' educational experiences.  Dental students from the University of Pennsylvania complete rotations at Einstein Medical Center, and the three institutions freely share information and resources.

    Growth and Innovation 

    From one resident and a single operatory in 1926, the department has expanded to 20 residents and 21 operatories in a modern 8,000 square-foot facility in the medical center's outpatient area.  Current maximum approved resident complements are: General Practice Residency = 10; Endodontic Program = 4; and Orthodontics = 6.

    Dental residents provide dental treatment for patients under general anesthesia in the Medical Center's major operating suite, and manage dental emergencies including  maxillofacial trauma.

    In the clinical area, the department's Osseointegration Implant Program, which employs several contemporary systems, reflects Einstein's commitment to innovation in dental medicine. This was the first hospital-based outpatient program of its kind in Philadelphia.

    Most recently, major clinical renovations occurred including placement of new dental delivery systems in all 3 residency program areas. Also, all dental imaging systems were converted to digital technology including the placement of a 3D Cone Beam unit utilized by the 3 residency programs. Residents present table clinics, poster displays and research papers at regional and national meetings.


    Major endowments, in recognition of leadership individuals, add to the level of academic and clinical excellence at Einstein Medical Center. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine, the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics, the Phillip S. Kanev Division of Restorative Dentistry and the Jack Magill Orthodontic Clinical Facility have been named in recognition of these individuals.

    The department also sponsors four endowed conferences: the Morris Kelner Memorial Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, the Steven P. Chartan Memorial Lecture,  the Irwin J. Freedman Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry (co-sponsored by the Southern Dental Society of New Jersey), and the Maxwell S. and Anna K. Fogel Memorial Conference on Dental Medicine and Resident Graduation.

    Orthodontic Program – General Information 

    This three-year program, which is administratively based within the Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics, is the first fully accredited hospital-based orthodontic program in the United States.  One of the first 36-month in duration graduate orthodontic programs in the nation, Einstein Orthodontics provides an exceptional opportunity for residents to follow complex cases through completion of treatment.  In a fully supervised clinical practice, residents treat an array of malocclusions and other dento-facial irregularities in a diverse patient population.

    Goals of the Program

    1. To educate and prepare the resident in the theoretical, technical and ethical aspects of orthodontics
    2. To emphasize the application of the basic sciences to clinical practice
    3. To provide a broad understanding of the inter-relationship of orthodontics to other disciplines of dentistry
    4. To develop the ability to function as a member of the healthcare team
    5. To develop the diagnostic ability to render the utmost in clinical care to a broad range of patients who present at various age levels and with a myriad of clinical problems
    6. To have a thorough acquaintance of the literature and research methodology
    7. To provide an understanding of self-assessment and the goals of continual self-improvement through ongoing critical evaluation of care
  • News & Announcements Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program

    This year's winner of the Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program, Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has just received ACGME accreditation for a new Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.

    Program’s Partnership With Philadelphia University

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology has developed a partnership agreement with Philadelphia University

    PhilaSRT Student Day Competition

    Congratulations to senior students LeighAnn Sulzbach and Sarah Sliwinski for winning Third Place in the annual Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists’ 2012 Student Day TechnoBowl competition

    Einstein Team of Psychiatry Residents Crowned Champions of National "Mind Games" Competition

    With fierce determination and tremendous aptitude, the team of psychiatry residents from Einstein Medical Center was crowned national champions of Mind Games, a Jeopardy-style game held at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual meeting.