The departmental structure of the dental education program at the NYU College of Dentistry reflects a commitment to build strong bridges between the clinical and basic sciences.
Relationships between disciplines and departments are emphasized and reemphasized throughout the course of study. Overall administrative and financial responsibility for each department is vested in a department chair.
This approach to dental education emphasizes optimal integration of educational materials, expanded intellectual exchange among disciplines, and interdisciplinary research and collaboration. It is an approach that is beneficial to training competent oral health care providers who will contribute meaningfully to the dramatic breakthroughs that will occur in dentistry.