Letter to applicants, September 28, 2009 by p0mk8

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									President                                   September 28, 2009
CHRISTINE QUINN, DDS, MS
UCLA School of Dentistry
53-039 CHS
10833 Le Conte Avenue                       Dear Dental Anesthesiology Residency Applicant:
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
310.206.5982
cquinn@dentistry.ucla.edu
                                            Welcome to Anesthesiology! Our Residency Program Directors are pleased you have
President-Elect
MICHAEL MASHNI, DDS
                                            chosen Anesthesiology as your career in dentistry.
1038 E. Bastanchury Road #326
Fullerton, CA 92835
800.503.4137                                At our last Program Directors’ Meeting, the dilemma of different timing of programs’
mashnidds@aol.com
                                            interviews and offers of acceptance was discussed. It became clear that the differing
Vice President
MARK A. SAXEN, DDS, PhD                     acceptance dates for each program created tension for the resident applicants.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Services, PC
3750 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222
317.924.2390
                                            Therefore, this year, ALL program directors of CODA- or ADBA-accredited programs
msaxen@mw.net                               have agreed to a set date when all programs will offer acceptance in our residency
Secretary                                   programs. That date and time is 12:00 Noon EST November 16, 2009. At that time, all
STEVE A.H. NGUYEN, DDS
Nationwide Children’s Hospital              programs are free to contact applicants with offers of acceptance. Under this system,
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205                          Program Directors will inform you if you are in the primary or secondary group of
614.722.5678
steven.nguyen@nationwidechildrens.org
                                            acceptances. The “primary” group of acceptances is given to the first choice applicants
Treasurer
                                            for the programs equal to the number of residency positions available. The “secondary”
LEE M. LICHTENSTEIN, DMD                    group is those who are highly desirable but are not in the primary group. There are
723 North Beers Street
Holmdel, NJ 07733                           many qualified applicants this year so these choices are very difficult for all concerned.
732.739.3337
drlichtenstein@netlabs.net                  If you are the number 3 or 4 candidate for a program taking 2 residents, you are still
Immediate Past President
                                            highly qualified and desirable, although we understand that this may not be interpreted
JOEL M. WEAVER, DDS, PhD
Ohio State University
                                            this way.
305 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1267
614.292.5574                                Primary applicants may commit to a program at any time 24 hours after the notification
weaver.13@osu.edu
                                            time. Therefore, you can commit to a program no sooner than 12:00 Noon EST
Directors
C. CHRIS BALLARD, DDS                       November 17, 2009. If a candidate has multiple primary acceptances, once they have
2506 Autumn Garden Court
Kingwood, TX 77345
                                            accepted a program, secondary candidates from a non-accepted program can be notified
281.360.6019
ccbdds@aol.com
                                            as soon as an open position becomes available and those offered acceptance may
                                            commit to that program at any time. Because programs enroll multiple residents, offers
DANIEL A. HAAS, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)
University of Toronto                       of acceptance for primary candidates will be honored until 6:00 PM EST November 17,
124 Edward Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G6                    2009. At that time, programs may contact any applicant to inform them of a primary
Canada
416.979.4922                                opening. Any candidate may accept a position after 6:00 PM EST on the 17th. It is
daniel.haas@dentistry.utoronto.ca
                                            expected that applicants will have already determined their rank order list of programs
JAMES W. TOM, DDS, MS
2145 Parnell Avenue
                                            so that by shortly after 12:00 Noon EST on the 17th, many residency positions will have
Los Angeles, CA 90025                       been filled or near-filled and all primary applicants will have committed to a program.
310.474.1605
jimmywtom@msn.com

Executive Director                          Program Directors have agreed to contact all other applicants to that program offered a
Amy L. Brown, MBA
6038 Callaway Court                         position immediately upon filling all of their slots to give applicants as much
Centreville, VA 20121
703.266.2335
                                            information as possible for them to make an informed choice. Additionally, all Program
Fax: 703.266.3114
www.asdahq.org
                                            Directors will immediately notify all other program directors of applicants who have
                                            committed to their respective programs.




                        Improving Access to Care for Dental Patients and Their Dentists
 6038 Callaway Court ■ Centreville, VA 20121 ■ (phone) 703.266.2335 ■ (fax) 703.266-3114 ■ www.asdahq.org
           Applicant Letter
           Page 2
           September 28, 2009


           The Program Directors are considering entering the formal ADEA Match process next
           year after we see how this system works for both residents and directors. We will value
           your input in the future.

           Good luck and again, welcome to Dental Anesthesiology.

           Sincerely,


           Ralph Epstein, DDS
           American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
           Chairman, Committee on Resident Education
           For the Following Residency Programs:


           Jacobi Medical Center
           Program Director: Barry Langsam, DDS

           Loma Linda University
           Program Director: Larry Trapp, DDS, MS

           Lutheran Medical Center
           Program Director: Edgar P. Fayans, DDS

           Mount Sinai Medical Center
           Program Director: David V. Valauri, DDS

           St. Barnabas Hospital
           Program Director: Berry Stahl, DMD

           Stony Brook University Medical Center
           Program Director: Ralph Epstein, DDS

           The Ohio State University
           Program Director: Steven Ganzberg, DMD, MS

           University of California, Los Angeles
           Program Director: John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD

           University of Pittsburgh
           Program Director: Michael Cuddy, DMD

           University of Toronto
           Program Director: Daniel Haas, DDS, PhD




                       Improving Access to Care for Dental Patients and Their Dentists
6038 Callaway Court ■ Centreville, VA 20121 ■ (phone) 703.266.2335 ■ (fax) 703.266-3114 ■ www.asdahq.org
           Applicant Letter
           Page 3
           September 28, 2009


                       Time Line for Dental Anesthesiology Residency Match Process

           Noon EST November 16, 2009: Offers of Acceptance From Programs. Primary Offers
           for Number of Residency Positions Available. Secondary Acceptances for Highly
           Qualified Candidates.

           Noon EST November 17, 2009: Primary Candidates May Accept Offers. Programs
           May Contact Secondary Applicants as Primary Candidates Accept Other Programs.
           Positions May Be Accepted At Any Time By Any Applicant.

           6:00PM EST November 17, 2009: Primary Candidates Acceptance Offer Continues,
           But If That Candidate Has Not Committed To A Program, Programs May Offer That
           Position To Any Candidate.

           Program Directors Immediately Notify All Applicants Offered Acceptance Once All
           Positions Are Filled.

           Program Directors Immediately Notify All Other Program Directors As To Applicants
           Who Have Committed To Their Programs.




                       Improving Access to Care for Dental Patients and Their Dentists
6038 Callaway Court ■ Centreville, VA 20121 ■ (phone) 703.266.2335 ■ (fax) 703.266-3114 ■ www.asdahq.org

								
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