Prospective Residents

With dental school successfully behind you, postdoctoral dental residency training can be the next exciting chapter in your life. Write your own unique story and surpass your peers on the road to success with NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine, the largest community health center-based postdoctoral dental residency program in the world with 40 years’ experience.

Teaching and inspiring advanced dentistry

Whatever direction you want to take your career in dentistry, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine will help you get there. Our general or specialty postdoctoral dental residency programs offer something for everyone and provide a truly unique and innovative dental education unmatched in depth and comprehensiveness. You’ll complete our program with a greater sense of certainty and confidence in how to treat complex conditions and a full spectrum of medically compromised patients.

Hone Your Skills Working on the Most Challenging Cases

You will become an expert in your field by treating large and ethnically diverse populations many of whom suffer from marginalizing and complex conditions associated with lower income populations. Your comprehensive clinical and didactic curriculum will take place at an NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine affiliated ADA/CODA-accredited, state-of-the-art practice/study. These sites are located in community health centers, hospitals, mobile dental units and other clinical settings. Whether you choose a one-, two- or three-year program, you will learn more than you thought possible from our outstanding faculty and enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio as high as 3:1. You will also collaborate with a wide variety of on-site oral health and medical professionals.

Select From Diverse Places

Study in a location you love! Depending on the specific program you choose and available resident openings, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine gives you the freedom to choose study/practice site that best fits your professional and personal interests. Our programs operate in ethnically and culturally diverse communities in urban, rural and remote locations across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Earn While You Learn

As part of NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s innovative educational model, we also provide residents with generous yearly stipends, which vary by program, and comprehensive fringe benefits that include medical, dental and malpractice insurance, a prescription plan, paid vacation days, sick days and continuing education days.

Build Lifelong Bonds

As a resident at NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine, you will become part of an elite group of highly specialized dentists. Imagine becoming part of a lifelong community of “super dentists”, available for mentoring, support, and inspiration for the rest of your life. Once you complete the program, you will have the opportunity to stay connected with fellow alumni and NYU Lutheran Dental graduates through our alumni relations program, joining the ranks of former residents who have received lifetime achievement awards, practitioner awards and are high profile advocates in governmental policy changes to provide equitable dental services worldwide.

Real World Experience. Real World Advantage.

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