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College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center
Mission and Vision
If there is one word that defines NYUCD’s educational focus, it is
integrity. At NYUCD we believe that the best people will make the best dentists.
Our mission statement describes the way in which we seek to foster the development
of dentists who will bring profound integrity and ethical character to every
endeavor, while demonstrating the highest quality clinical knowledge and
expertise. The statement reads, “The NYU College of Dentistry will
partner with students in achieving academic excellence, providing the best
oral health care, and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors
to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City
and around the world.”
NYUCD’s commitment to partnership also underlies our vision, which
is to become the dental institution with the greatest impact on health in
the world. This vision is possible because of three assets, which make NYUCD
unique. One is its size and the impact that comes with it. NYUCD is the
largest dental school in the United States, educating more than eight percent
of our nation’s dentists. The second asset is our extraordinary global
reach. NYUCD boasts a level of national and international diversity unmatched
by other dental schools. The third asset is our location in New York City,
which allows us to leverage both the media and industry in ways that are
not possible at other dental schools.
Fortified by these distinctive assets, NYUCD has set forth a bold agenda.
Our goal is nothing less than to transform the nature of dental education
and practice in ways that will dramatically improve the way we serve our
students, our patients, and the surrounding community.