International Short-Term Programs

The "Current Concepts in American Dentistry" international program was established at New York University College of Dentistry in 1981. This popular program now has over 3,800 graduates from 27 countries. These customized educational opportunities are designed for international dental groups to provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of specific areas of dentistry. The teaching staff includes NYU College of Dentistry faculty, alumni, and outstanding educators from other institutions and private practice. Program topics and content are determined by the educational objectives of the group in consultation with the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education. Ongoing program relationships have been established in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Venezuela.

All programs are in English. If necessary, a translator will be provided by the group organizer. To maximize the learning experience, sessions in New York City are limited to a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 50 participants. Individual dentists not part of a group may join an existing group on a space-available basis and with prior approval of the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education. Attendance in New York City is mandatory in fulfilling the program requirements.

This international dental education program is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of dental groups to "learn from the experts." Faculty is carefully selected from throughout the world for their teaching and communication skills, clinical and/or research expertise, and experience. Through informative and stimulating lectures, interactive group discussions, treatment planning sessions, "live" patient demonstrations, participant written reports, and clinical case requirements, this practical and innovative learning approach will expand your horizons and increase your confidence in pursuing clinical excellence.

Six (6) sessions are required, of which four (4) sessions must be attended at New York University College of Dentistry in New York City. The two (2) additional sessions may be completed either at New York University College of Dentistry or at any of our international programs scheduled at locations throughout the world. Participants are encouraged to complete the program in a timely fashion, recommended within two (2) years.

During the final session at New York University College of Dentistry, the participant must submit three (3) copies of his/her written topic report to the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education. The topic can be selected from a list of suggested topics or determined by mutual agreement in conjunction with the group international program leader. This report may be written in another language if the participant is not fluent in English. However, if English is not the language selected, a one-page summary in English must be included. Finally, the report should include references to support the appropriate scientific literature. The recommended report length is 15-25 pages.

During the final week at New York University College of Dentistry, the participant is required to formally present two (2) clinical cases performed and completed in his/her private practice. Participants will be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes followed by a discussion and/or comments by group members and NYU faculty.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program at New York University College of Dentistry. Please note that this certificate program is not applicable to any formal degree program but is an acknowledgement of the participant's commitment to professional growth and development. The final decision on meeting all requirements is the responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education.

Special Program March 2024

The NYUCD International Aesthetic Week is open to all dentists throughout the world. All programs are in English. Spanish translation will be provided. This special week often attracts dentists from as many as fifteen countries. “Learn from the experts” through lectures, group discussions, and stimulating presentations, emphasizing clinical success in private practice.  

Program Director: Dr. Stephen Chu


  • Dr. Galip Gurel
  • Dr. Dimitar Filtchev
  • Dr. Inaki Gamborena
  • Dr. Alessandro Devigus
  • Dr. Kenneth Valladares