Dental Medicine Residency

General Practice Residency Program

About the Program

The emphasis of Monmouth Medical Center’s general practice residency in dental medicine is on comprehensive dental treatment that is part of total patient care.

Residents garner the education, training, skills and experience:

  • To plan and provide or manage multidisciplinary patient-focused oral health care for a variety of patients including patients with special needs while minimizing the need for referral.
  • To function effectively within the hospital environment.
  • To understand the oral health needs of the community and to provide community service.
  • To develop a professional commitment to lifelong learning that incorporates evidence-based decision making processes and quality management methodologies.

This is a one year PGY1 program that begins July 1 through June 30 with an option of continuing for a second year PGY2 chief residency position.

About the Faculty

Dr. Raymond SimmonsRaymond K. Simmons, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.

Dr. Simmons is the Acting Department Chair and full time Director of the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center.

He graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, D.C. and he earned a General Practice Residency (GPR) Program certificate from Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and a certificate the Oral Medicine/Doctoral Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. Additionally, he completed post-doctoral fellowship training in oral biology at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association and American Academy of Oral Medicine.

He joined Monmouth in 2013 from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, where he served as director of the Advance Education in General Dentistry and General Practice Residency.

In addition, Residents receive their dental education from a highly regarded Dental Staff that consists of more than 50 general practitioners and specialists in all areas of clinical dentistry. Every discipline is lead by a Section Chief who coordinates didactic and clinical experience in that discipline with the Program Director.

Physicians in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, anesthesiology and emergency medicine offer expertise to residents on a clinical rotation.

A full-time director of research in medical education assists each resident with a research project, paper and presentation.

Dental Staff

General Dentistry
Section Chief, Dr. Raymond Simmons
Dr. Peter Abadir
Dr. Eric Adler
Dr. Michael Adler
Dr. Farida Ali
Dr. James Burden
Dr. Richard Champagne
Dr. James Chenitz
Dr. Robert Damurjian
Dr. Beth DeAngelis
Dr. Thomas Driscoll
Dr. Adam Eisenberg
Dr. Mitchel Friedman
Dr. Brett Loeser
Dr. Nathalie McOmber
Dr. Robert McTaggart
Dr. Michele Schultz
Dr. Daniel Shomer
Dr. Davis Thomas
Dr. Melinda Wagner
Dr. Martin Weinstock

Section Chief, Dr. Herbert Gutentag
Dr. Ira Baum
Dr. Mark Elband
Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Oral Surgery
Section Chief, Dr. Michael Steinle
Dr. Barry Elbaum
Dr. Jeffrey Elbaum
Dr. Kayvon Haghighi
Dr. Brian Krost
Dr. Manolis Manolakakis
Dr. Richard Salman

Section Chief, Dr. Richard Isaacson
Dr. Edward Boim
Dr. Gregory Coakley
Dr. Meka Harris
Dr. James Isaacson
Dr. Robert Isaacson
Dr. John Young

Pediatric Dentistry
Section Chief, Dr. Madeline Badalaty
Dr. Jill Alenier
Dr. Danny Chiang
Dr. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno
Dr. William Lieberman
Dr. Liya Ostrow
Dr. Matt Safari
Dr. Kate Siegler
Dr. Elisa Velazquez

Section Chief, Dr. Marc Gordon
Dr. Andrew Samuel

Section Chief, Dr. Anthony Sallustio
Dr. Eric Gordon

Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.