NYU Langone Dental Medicine’s health care partners in upstate New York are located in the capitol of Albany and nearby communities of Schenectady and Troy. Nestled between the glorious Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, upstate New York is the hub for resident sites in the lovely northern Hudson River Valley with many historical sites and cultural activities ranging from the acclaimed architecture of the Schenectady City Hall and Union College to the fun and tradition of Saratoga Race Course. Covering more than six million square miles and dotted with spectacular lakes, the Adirondacks area, (named after the Algonquin Indians), now hosts recreational activities for every season of the year. Summer activities include hiking; boating; fishing for pike, trout, and walleye; and winter sports such as skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing. The City of Albany, the New York State capital, is located approximately 140 miles north of New York City on the west bank of the Hudson River. Albany is wealthier than most other New York cities when measured by household income. Albany’s median household income in 2012 was $40,145, higher than the median for all cities of $38,913, although lower than the $57,683 statewide median. However, the City also has relatively high levels of poverty. Approximately one in three children in Albany lived in poverty in 2012 (34.2 percent), compared to a city median of 28.4 percent and a statewide rate of 21.0 percent. NYU Langone Dental Medicine and its health center partners help to ensure that residents of upstate New York have equitable and affordable dental care while enhancing and honing the skills of postdoctoral dental practitioners.