Last updated on February 27, 2024.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Program Size
Program Length
36 months
Application Deadline
September 15
Program Start
June 16

Program Contact

Kenneth Kromash DDS Program Director

The current address is 811 W. Wellington, Chicago, Illinois, 60657. In May/June of 2024, the dental department is relocating to a new building at 913 W. Wellington, Chicago, IL, 60657.

Nikki Pasic Program Coordinator
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AIMMC and the Departments of Dentistry and Anesthesiology are proud to sponsor a 36-month, two resident per year Dental Anesthesiology Residency program which meets all the criteria for examination by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. AIMMC has a long history of training dentist anesthesiologists, previously sponsoring a 24-month dental anesthesiology residency from the early 1980s to 2004 prior to specialty recognition. Under the leadership of Dental Anesthesiology Program Director, Dr. Ken Kromash, who completed a two-year dental anesthesiology residency at AIMMC in 1992, the dental anesthesiology program has been reformed and launched July 1, 2019. The program will prepare the dentist anesthesiologist to comprehensively manage pain and anxiety for children, adults and patients with special needs in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings for dental and maxillofacial procedures. 

Dental anesthesiology residents will receive didactic and clinical training in the administration of deep sedation/general anesthesia and other forms of pain anxiety control for ambulatory dental patients on several rotations. Residents will receive a significant portion of their dental anesthesia training in the Advocate Dental Center which is located on the AIMMC campus.

AIMMC’s Department of Anesthesia and the affiliated Anesthesia Residency program, which closely support the dental anesthesiology residency, offers a broad-based residency program, encompassing the entire spectrum of anesthesiology specialties. Our website is now available at

For further information/description, please contact Program Director Dr. Ken Kromash at

Program Information

Program Type Anesthesiology
Program Code ANES16
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 2
Program Length 36 months
Application Deadline September 15
Program Start Date June 16
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Stipend Offered Yes
Match Participating Yes
Program Website

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • Passing the INBDE before matriculation into the advanced dental education program

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Undergraduate college and dental school transcripts are required.

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

Letters of evaluation from dentist anesthesiologists who know you well are strongly encouraged. 

Other Requirement Instructions

Applicants must have a minimum of 40 hours of experience shadowing or working with dentist anesthesiologists.

Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be required to submit a video presentation no longer than seven minutes answering specific questions. Detailed instructions will be communicated to all applicants. 

International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: No

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (program offers sponsorship)
  • Illinois Masonic sponsors J-1 visas only.

Interview Schedule

Interviews will be virtual. The tentative interview date is Saturday, October 19, 2024.

Additional Information

The NBME CBSE scores are not required for consideration at Illinois Masonic.  There is a possibility that the exam will be a requirement in the future.  Those applicants from schools which are pass/fail or do not rank students are encouraged to take the CBSE.  These scores will serve to better distinguish those applicants.  For those applicants who wish to further support their application, submitting good scores from the exam can only help.  A lower score will not count against you.  The ADAT is not recommended and will be given no weight. Prior exposure to dental anesthesia is strongly encouraged. Applicants accepted for the residency must be available for a two week orientation prior to the official start date of July 1, 2025. Personal statements must be your own original thoughts and writing.  Use of AI (Chat GPT, Google Bard, etc.) will be grounds for dismissal from consideration.