Dental Assisting Certificate Program

Launched in 2017, the Dental Assisting Certificate Program is a highly selective, 6-month, tuition-free program. The goal of the program is to provide highly motivated, un- or underemployed individuals who may be NYU Dentistry patients with the skills necessary to embark on a career as a chairside dental assistant. The program includes all core courses in short modules taught by expert faculty from the College’s Department of Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting alongside clinical faculty and DDS students in the Group Practices and specialty care clinics.

Only 6 applicants are admitted for each 6-month cycle, and the program is by referral only.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Proof of high school degree completion via high school official transcript or GED scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter may be submitted by the referrer.
  • A 500-word statement of interest.
  • For international students, a TOEFL test is required.
  • Candidates must be available full-time, 5 days a week, for the entire 6-month program.

The program is offered twice annually, in the fall and spring of each year. 

For more information, please contact:

Professor Angelita Leon, RDH, MS
Program Administrative Coordinator
al6@nyu.edu

Professor Lorilei Kirby, BSDHE, RDH
Program Curriculum Coordinator
ldk1@nyu.edu

To apply, please contact:

Ms. Crystal Warren
Admissions Officer
cw120@nyu.edu