Faculty Information

Cheryline Pezzullo, DDS

Assistant Director for Community-based Programs

Clinical Assistant Professor
Dept. of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

NYU College of Dentistry
137 E 25th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10010

E-mail: cp1379@nyu.edu


  • MA Candidate, Higher Education and Student Affairs, NYU Steinhardt
  • DDS, NYU College of Dentistry
  • BS, Cornell University


  • Faculty of the Month, NYU College of Dentistry, 2019
  • ADEA Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2018
  • President’s Service Award, New York University, 2015

Professional Overview

As Assistant Director of Community-based Programs, Dr. Pezzullo is heavily involved in engaging our students through first-hand community outreach programming and rotations in order provide access to care and shine light on the oral health disparities that exist in NYC and worldwide. Dr. Pezzullo also covers many of these same themes as course director of Health Promotions II for D2 students.

Dr. Pezzullo is the co-founder and now co-faculty mentor of NYU College of Dentistry Saturday Academy. Founded in 2012, Saturday Academy is a pipeline program with the two-fold mission of introducing underrepresented minority and low-income high school students to the dental profession as well as helping them navigate the college application process. 

Dr. Pezzullo is also the faculty advisor of the NYU Dentistry chapter of the Hispanic Student Dental Association.


  • Burns, Lorel E; Pezzullo, Cheryline; Mejia, Eugenia E. Targeting the Pipeline to a Diverse Dental Student Body: Saturday Academy at New York University College of Dentistry. Journal of dental education. 2019:83(9):1057-1064.