BronxCare Health System

The Orthodontic Team, seated (L to R): Dr. Vi Duong, Chief Resident, Orthodontics; Dr. Peter Antonellis, Orthodontic Residency Program Director; Dr. Bradley Schnebel, Orthodontic Attending; and Dr. Tara Sheehan, Chief Resident, Orthodontics. Standing (L to R): Orthodontic Residents Dr. Gardette Hutton, Dr. Juan Davila-Rivera, Dr. Diana Naula, Dr. Lea Chilazi, Dr. Zeehan Azad, Dr. Christina Aponte, Dr. Julie Bai, Dr. Max Gordon, and Dr. John Tsotsos.
The Orthodontic Team, seated (L to R): Dr. Vi Duong, Chief Resident, Orthodontics; Dr. Peter Antonellis, Orthodontic Residency Program Director; Dr. Bradley Schnebel, Orthodontic Attending; and Dr. Tara Sheehan, Chief Resident, Orthodontics. Standing (L to R): Orthodontic Residents Dr. Gardette Hutton, Dr. Juan Davila-Rivera, Dr. Diana Naula, Dr. Lea Chilazi, Dr. Zeehan Azad, Dr. Christina Aponte, Dr. Julie Bai, Dr. Max Gordon, and Dr. John Tsotsos.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Advanced Education Program

Dr. Bradley Schnebel, Attending, Orthodontics, reviewing patient information with Carolina Liz-Layton, Dental Assistant.
Dr. Bradley Schnebel, Attending, Orthodontics, reviewing patient information with Carolina Liz-Layton, Dental Assistant.

BronxCare’s Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Advanced Education Program is a 36-month, full-time program leading to a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics.

Its first cohort of two residents were admitted in July 2012 and, as of 2022, it has graduated 21 residents. The program accepts four residents per year for a total enrollment of 12 residents. The majority of the three current resident cohorts have two years or more of clinical experience as General Practice Residents and/or General Dentists. It is historically noteworthy that the program has an exceptionally high pass rate for the American Board of Orthodontics written examination. All recent graduates have also successfully completed full board certification and employment in their specialty.

The program itself is clinically based with residents involved in a wide spectrum of diagnostic and mechano-therapeutic interventions. Its basic and clinical science curricula are directed towards clinical application, with the goal of achieving clinical relevance. Under the guidance of the Program Director, each course director has developed and evaluated the educational content integral to program completion. In addition, some of the basic and clinical science curriculum are taught by visiting faculty. These faculty members are recognized experts in the field. Their lectures are designed to supplement and expand the resident’s pre-doctoral dental education. There is also a research component, which requires the residents to conduct an independent research project that is presented intramurally and extramurally at the New York City Orthodontic Program Symposium.

Dr. Peter Antonellis, Orthodontic Residency Program Director, observing Dr. Tara Sheehan, Chief Resident, Orthodontics, examining patient.
Dr. Peter Antonellis, Orthodontic Residency Program Director, observing Dr. Tara Sheehan, Chief Resident, Orthodontics, examining patient.