Developing Clinical Expertise

Students in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree program at NYU College of Dentistry pursue an integrated educational experience that combines in-depth and extensive clinical practice with rigorous course work in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. This integration fosters students' understanding of dentistry and its relationship to overall health. Students at NYU Dentistry work side-by-side with outstanding educators, clinicians, and researchers. The College houses sophisticated, state-of-the-art clinical facilities, and offers the largest and most diversified patient pool of any dental school in the nation. Teachers who are also clinicians work diligently to partner with students to enable them to reach their academic and professional goals.

Students from all four years, D1 through D4, are integrated in group practices under the direction of group practice directors. Group practice directors mentor students in each of their groups toward competency and clinical experiences with the assistance of generalist and specialty faculty.