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College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center

College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), founded in 1865 as the New York College of Dentistry, began with 31 students and 10 faculty members in teaching facilities consisting of rented rooms at the corner of 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Although the College of Dentistry was the eighth dental school to be established in the United States, it is presently the third oldest and the largest dental education institution in this country, and a leader in international dental education.

From the start, the College’s mission was to prepare dentists for their roles in an evolving health care system by embracing a program of excellence in dental education, research, and patient care. That mission remains in the forefront of the College’s operation today and in its plans for the future.

NYU-trained dentists practice in every state in the nation. One-third of all dentists practicing in New York State received their professional training at the NYU College of Dentistry.