Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The people who comprise NYU Dentistry appreciate and support the importance of a diverse environment in which students, faculty, and staff feel included, valued and empowered. We recognize that our diverse population comes with unique experiences and different perspectives, which provide us with a valuable opportunity to deliver the best services to our community. We recognize that our individual social, economic and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and drive our perspectives. However, it is important to understand that NYU Dentistry will always ensure diversity in our population across the different facets of social, economic and cultural identity as we embrace and practice inclusivity.


Celebrating Black History


For the 18th consecutive year, NYU will commemorate Dr. King’s visit to the University Heights Campus in 1961 and honor his legacy by hosting a week-long (Feb. 13–18) schedule of special events.

The highlight of the week will be the University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 16, which will feature a conversation with playwright and composer-lyricist Michael R. Jackson (Tisch ’03, ’05) and other special guests, as well as the presentation of this year’s Humanitarian Award to Professor Michael Dinwiddie (Gallatin ’80, Tisch ’83).

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JADA Feb. 2023

The Legacy of Black Dentists and the Challenges They Have Faced

The February 2023 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) features as its cover story, "We Have Come: 110 years of Black dentists in the United States," a guest editorial by Dr. Eleanor Fleming and Dr. Dennis A. Mitchell.  



Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Task Force on Diversity Equity, and Inclusion at NYU Dentistry was created in June 2020.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force


The Task Force conducted a climate survey, the results of which are linked below. We thank all the members of the NYU Dentistry community who participated in this important activity.

DEI Task Force Members

  • John McIntosh, Associate Dean for Clinical Administration & Revenue Management - Task Force Chair
  • Nigel Bunnett, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology; Interim Chair, Dept. of Biomaterials - Member
  • Angela Banegas, Director of Faculty Services, Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services - Member
  • Angela De Bartolo, Clinical Associate Professor and Group Practice Director, Dept. of Cariology & Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Angela Greene, Clinic Manager, Office of Clinic Operations - Member
  • Ginette Lamarre - Outreach Program Administrator, Dept. of Cariology and Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Eugenia Mejia, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management - Member
  • Erica Reifer, Director of Professional Development, Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services - Member
  • Andre Ritter, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Cariology & Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Dianne Sefo, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting - Member
  • Deepak Saxena - Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology - Member


Policies and Resources

University Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harrassment Policies


Programs and Educational Materials


Please note that ALL NYU faculty, staff, and administrators may create an account on the Academic Impressions website using "" email address to utilize the online resources membership FREE of charge. You must log into your account before selecting the webcasts of interest.


LinkedIn Learning, TED Talks, and Podcasts



Emmanuel (Sonny) Ago, EdD
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion