Advanced Education Programs


A balance of creativity and technology together seems very intuitive as a dentist.

Paul Zhivago, DDS '11, Prosthodontics '14, explains how his early artistic interests led him to use 3D software for digital design and how he translated this digital process to his work as a dentist, ultimately recommending that the Department of Prosthodontics adopt the software.


Our Mission

The mission of the Advanced Education Programs at NYU Dentistry is to educate dental specialists who possess the necessary knowledge, skills, compassion and dedication to diagnose and treat diseases, abnormalities and other conditions that affect the oral and peri-oral tissues with the scopes of their specialties. This is accomplished by assuring an educational process that expands the understanding of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences beyond the foundation set in general dentistry, with a focus on ethical responsibility and the role of the dental specialist as an integral contributor to the health and well-being of the public.

Postgraduate education builds upon the knowledge base of a competent general dentist and broadens understanding of the biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as the social issues related to the general health and well-being of the public. The educational process reinforces both the ethical responsibility of the health care professional for the public and the keen sense of the role of the dentist as an integral and integrated member of the health professions team. Throughout their education, students will be stimulated to model values and beliefs which demonstrate the commitment of the profession to the public welfare. As part of a responsibility to the profession, intrinsic to the programs will be the encouragement of students to pursue careers in academic dentistry.

NYU College of Dentistry offers Advanced Education Programs that lead to proficiency in major areas of clinical study and satisfy the educational requirements for specialization and/or specialty board certification in six CODA-accredited specialties: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 6-year Integrated MD Program, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 4-year Certificate Program, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

Core Curriculum

In addition to the specialty-specific curriculum, postgraduate programs at NYU College of Dentistry draw upon the talents of world-class clinicians and scientists to deliver a menu of core course topics with relevance to multiple specialties. Themes in core courses range from biological sciences to practice management. Enrollment in the various topic areas varies by program. The interdisciplinary platform strengthens relationships among residents within and between specialty programs.


  • host response to infection
  • oral medicine and pathology
  • bone biology
  • craniofacial development
  • pathogenic biofilms
  • head and neck anatomy
  • biomaterials
  • pain and anxiety management
  • clinical pharmacology
  • pedagogy
  • practice management
  • the digital healthcare environment
  • risk management
  • literature review of clinical studies
  • interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment planning
  • introduction to implant dentistry
  • implant treatment planning, and
  • implant surgical seminars. 


NYU Dentistry is pleased, once again, to welcome dentists and D3 and D4 dental students who are interested in applying for specialty dental education to visit our programs in person. Visitors to the Advanced Education Programs at NYU Dentistry may attend lectures/seminars and may observe, but may not participate in, direct clinical patient care.

For additional information and to apply for an in-person educational observership visit, interested individuals should contact the program directly at the email address indicated on the program page.

For individuals who are interested in applying to an advanced education program but are unable to visit in person, please inquire about a virtual visit.

For more information, please contact:

Johanne Noble
Manager, Post-Graduate and Graduate Programs