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The goals of the Office of Professional Development are as follows

  • To support the professional growth and career development of full and part-time faculty and administrative and support staff of NYU Dentistry.
  • To identify, coordinate, and develop educational programs for staff and faculty.
  • To provide training and resources for faculty and staff standardization.

To achieve these goals, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides a number of services, which include:

Passport to Cultural Competence  

Passport Cultural Competence

The Office of Professional Development is delighted to initiate an exciting program for faculty and staff committed to the delivery of culturally competent care to all patients. Participants will complete “Passport” designated OPD programs and have their passports "stamped."

All passport holders must complete the US Department of Minority Affairs free six credit program on oral health and cultural competence and will receive one stamp for each of the three modules.

Passport holders with five or more stamps will receive a free book and are automatically entered in a raffle for a free iPad.

We hope you will embark on this journey with us!

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Monday Morning Mentoring

Monday Morning Mentoring

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Office of Professional Development programming will focus on faculty standardization and general clinical programs for faculty members, staff standardization and professional development in targeted areas for administrators and staff, and general programs that reach both populations.

Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT)

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) offers NYU faculty a variety of teaching-focused programs and services.

FSDC Grants

Grants for individual or group faculty/staff development are available from the Office of Professional Development. Programs, projects, and activities that are college focused (meet the need of the entire school rather than a segment) and facilitate achievement of our mission, will be given priority.

Funding is available on a competitive basis for presentations at professional meetings, subject to eligibility criteria. All faculty, staff, and administrators (who do not control their own budgets) of NYU College of Dentistry may apply for funding.

Please keep the following points in mind when submitting an application:

  • Funding will not be considered if an applicant has not first received funding from his/her Department
  • Electronic submissions must be completed in full.
  • Applicants may only receive funding once per academic year.
  • Applications should be submitted no later than three months prior to the conference date.
  • Funding will not be provided for individuals who are presenting research already sponsored by a grant.
  • Funding will not be approved retroactively; only applications for future activities will be considered.
  • Funding will not be granted to administrators who control their own budgets.
  • Faculty must present (poster, table clinic or oral presentation) at a conference in order to receive Faculty and Staff Development Grant funding. Faculty will not be funded for conference attendance only. However, staff and administrators are eligible to receive funding for conference attendance, subject to Faculty and Staff Development Grant approval.
  • Faculty will not be funded for attending any type of training and are encouraged to use their Individual Development Accounts for such purposes.
  • Grant applications are subject to Commission guidelines. Late applications will not be considered.
  • For applicants who are presenting posters, only first and second authors are funded.
  • All applicants must first secure departmental support before submitting applications for FSDC grants

Individuals must adhere to University travel guidelines, i.e. every effort should be made to procure the best possible rates for airfare and hotel accommodations.

To be reimbursed for approved expenses, grant recipients must submit all original and itemized receipts to their department administrator within 60 days of conference attendance and prior to August 1st. Recipient is reimbursed only up to the approved amount. Recipients may only use their funds for the purpose for which they were awarded. If funds are not used, they will be returned to the pool for the next funding cycle. Funding decisions are final.

All faculty grant recipients will be required to deliver their presentations to the NYU Dentistry community at an Faculty and Staff Develoment event prior to their professional meeting.

CDE Credits

OPD provides program participants with certification of their attendance at eligible programs. Continuing dental education units are offered in conjunction with the Linhart Continuing Education Program.

You must pre-register (before midnight of the day prior to event) and sign in at the event for the program you want to attend in i-learn in order to receive CE credit. (See instructions below)

iLearn Registration Instructions

  • Sign in to NYU Home using your NETID and Password and click on the Work tab.
  • Scroll down and select NYU iLearn Login.
  • Click on "Course Catalog" on the Home page
  • Click "College of Dentistry Courses."
  • Click on "FSDC/OPD Courses" (or "Friday Focus for Dental School Employees" for Friday Focus courses)
  • Enroll in the session(s) that you will attend.

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