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College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center
With approximately 300,000 patient visits annually to the NYU Dental
Clinics—more than any other dental school in the United States
and Canada—and perhaps the most extensive outreach programs in
the country, NYUCD is the largest provider of comprehensive oral health
care in New York State and the nation. The College’s clinics attract
a multiethnic, multicultural population that comes from every borough
in New York City and beyond. Each year, 30,000 new patients register
for treatment. As a result of this uniquely available, large, and heterogeneous
population pool, the clinical experience gained by NYU dental students
is very diverse.
Another distinguishing feature of clinical care at NYUCD is the “clinical
continuum,” which refers to the fact that students join group practices
very early in their training and continue to work within the same group practice
framework throughout their dental education program, thereby ensuring continuity
of patient care and gaining invaluable real-world experience.
In addition, because NYUCD has affiliations with major hospitals and long-term
care facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area, students receive a
rich and diversified hospital experience, which teaches them the role of dentistry
within the hospital and within the framework of total health care. They become
knowledgeable in hospital protocol and procedures with special emphasis on the
emergency room, the operating room, the recovery room, and the laboratories.