Our programs offer something for everyone. That means you will be fully prepared for the future that you envision as a dental health professional. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine provides comprehensive clinical training in clinical practice sites around the United States and the Caribbean, a strong didactic and research education, ADA-CODA-accredited certification in your specialty—and rich global experience. Residents are exposed to all aspects of dentistry and steeped in hands-on, didactic and research experiences that serve to fully prepare them to treat with confidence and skill any oral medical challenge they might face.
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Since NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, you can be confident that you’ll be learning from a proven institution that maintains the highest academic standards.
Our accredited Postdoctoral General Dentistry Programs include:
Our accredited Postdoctoral Advanced Specialty Education Programs include:
NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine participates in externship programs with several dental schools.
Externships enable dental school students to gain hands-on patient care experience and/or hospital experience in our clinical training sites. These short-term rotations give applicants first-hand insight into our programs and the range of opportunities available to our residents.
Eligible dental students must be enrolled in an ADA-Accredited Dental School that has an affiliation agreement with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine. Requests to develop an externship program with a dental school must be reviewed and approved by the Graduate Dental Education Director.
NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine has formal externship affiliations for students at:
- New York University
- Columbia University
- University of Pennsylvania
- State University of New York at Buffalo
- State University of New York at Stony Brook
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- Tufts University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Medical College of Georgia
- University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ)
- University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill
- University of Puerto Rico
Students from other dental schools can arrange visits independently with us by contacting the program. Please contact program-specific dental directors for further information.
Faculty & Staff
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Our distance-learning curriculum links all of the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine clinics around the continuous US States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean together for simultaneous didactic learning and collaboration. In addition, NYU Lutheran Dental has implemented asynchronous web-based Sakai technology allowing residents to have access to lectures any time of day or night. Residents are required to complete a minimum of 200-hours of standardized didactic coursework on an annual basis. Online forums are utilized for literature review and educational discussions of dental disciplines. This assures educational equity across clinical training sites and throughout the programs.
Always at the forefront of distance learning, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine seamlessly integrated remote and participatory education into our core curriculum over ten years ago. In 2003, we expanded the distance learning curriculum via live video teleconferencing to include the pediatric dentistry curriculum. Compressed video conferencing allows residents to participate weekly in a shared academic program in a virtual classroom, whether they are in New York City, the Hudson River Valley, Tucson, Providence, or Honolulu.
To that end, in 2010, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine introduced its newest didactic learning experience using an asynchronous web-based technology, Sakai. Sakai, a robust system supporting over 4 million educational users to enhance collaborative teaching, learning and research, provides the residents with access to lectures 24/7. Residents can, whenever needed, self-engage in learning and re-learning concepts. Both VTC and Sakai educational technologies work together to impart a full-range of didactic knowledge to our residents. By participating in our virtual classroom community, our programs will prepare you when you graduate to use contemporary communication and business technology in daily office operations and continuing education.