Comprehensive Dentistry

This program is a full-time, one-year clinical and didactic course of study offered to dentists from countries other than the United States who seek to improve their clinical skills and knowledge in this discipline. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of comprehensive dentistry techniques and new modalities of treatment.


Upon successful completion of the Advanced Program in Comprehensive Dentistry, participants will have an increased understanding of the biological basis of comprehensive dentistry theory and practice.


Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty comprised of top practitioners in the fi eld of comprehensive dentistry and related areas.

Course Components

This program features an intensive clinical emphasis with lectures, seminars, conferences, and patient care experiences which will further develop the participant’s expertise in the field of comprehensive dentistry. Students who participate in the Comprehensive Dentistry program will perform all phases of dentistry on a post-graduate level. Phases include, but are not limited to, crown and bridge, implant supported prosthesis, root canal therapy, partial and full dentures, porcelain onlays and inlays and porcelain laminates. In addition, participants attend a pre-clinical practice component, which occurs simultaneously with the applied clinical portion of the program. This pre-clinical course is designed to increase the student’s skills in all disciplines of dentistry. Students will have access to the latest equipment, including computerized simulation equipment, ultrasonic devices and rotary instruments. There are opportunities to participate in elective experiences such as teaching, research and society meetings. The goal of this program is to provide the students with the ability to perform competently in private practice.

Program Director

Siamak Najafi, DDS

Dr. Siamak Najafi is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and the Program Director of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. He earned his DDS degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU - Ex. National University) in Tehran, Iran in 2008. He was in private practice for 3 years when he decided to continue his education in the United States. Dr. Najafi completed the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry in 2012 and the Clinical Fellowship in Comprehensive Dentistry in 2013. In 2016, he completed a 3-year Advanced Education in Prosthodontics post graduate training at NYU College of Dentistry, where he was honored with an award as the top resident of his class. 

Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Najafi practiced in Chicago, Illinois as a Prosthodontist. He has been involved in multiple research activities and has co-authored articles in dental journals on various topics in Prosthodontics. He is actively giving lectures to different dental societies and study clubs. Dr. Najafi also maintains his private practice in NYU Dental Faculty practice limited to Prosthodontics in New York City.