NYU College of Dentistry is committed to fostering a nurturing, inclusive environment for students to flourish in their academic, personal, and professional development both inside and outside the classroom.
The Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services coordinates the Student Success Network, which takes a proactive approach to advising, counseling, student advocacy, and academic support services for all students.
Organized around each Group Practice cohort, the NYU College of Dentistry Student Success Network connects every dental student with a comprehensive network of students, faculty, and staff who provide individualized, one-on-one guidance and personalized support from the moment they enter at New Student Orientation through the entire four years of dental school. Each Group Practice cohort has their own Student Success Network consisting of a designated Academic Advisor, Faculty Mentor, Peer Assessment Facilitator, and Group Practice Director, as well as a set of dental student Peer Mentors and Peer Tutors who work closely with students and each other to promote and support student success.
A dedicated, proactive Student Success Network for each Group Practice cohort helps to create a cohesive community and ensures that each student has numerous points of contact for exploring and accessing resources and opportunities.
ACADEMIC ADVISORS: Professional advisors in the Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services who work in partnership with students to provide individualized support and help them navigate and access resources and opportunities that contribute to their success.
PEER MENTORS: Dental students in their second, third, and fourth years who offer guidance and insight into the student experience and opportunities to become engaged with the student body and the NYU Dentistry community.
PEER TUTORS: Dental students in their second, third, and fourth years who offer academic support through ongoing small group and one-on-one tutoring.
FACULTY MENTORS: Faculty in the Assessment Skills course who support students in the self-assessment of their learning, development of their E-Portfolio, and setting of professional goals.
PEER ASSESSMENT FACILITATORS: Faculty in the Assessment Skills course who guide students in the process of providing and receiving feedback from their peers and applying those experiences toward professional growth.