Over the past five years, NYU College of Dentistry has made great strides in transforming a 20th century clinical and research environment to reflect 21st century technology, design, and function. The budget for this ambitious facilities renovation and construction program is $100 million, of which we have already amassed over $50 million, thanks in part to individual, government, corporate, and foundation partners.
The result is a dramatically more productive research environment and vastly improved instructional and patient care facilities. But more remains to be done, including completing the redesign of our predoctoral clinics, creating a Graduate Center for Clinical Excellence, a new sterilization facility and new laboratories.
The success of our capital plan is essential to building great futures for our students and faculty. We hope that these photos convince you to be more generous than ever before and help to ensure the completion of an exceptional environment in which students, faculty and patients can thrive.
Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
This 8,500-square-foot, $4 million facility is dedicated entirely to the development, implementation, performance, and analysis of clinical research in an environment that combines academic excellence with industry’s efficiency and speed. It is the largest center of its kind in any dental school in the world and the only one with overnight clinical research facilities.
Waldmann Library and Study Center
This 8,000-square-foot, $2 million renovation of a space on the second floor of the Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center, located directly across the street from NYUCD, provides optimal space for a collection that reflects the state of oral health science, plus expanded information technology and improved services for students, faculty, and staff.
Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry
This 8,500-square-foot, $6 million facility features an elegant mahogany and marble décor, 16 state-of-the-art patient treatment areas, a corporate-style executive board room with remote broadcasting capabilities, a modern porcelain laboratory, and a 52-seat amphitheater with global videoconferencing reach, plus an "operatory under glass," outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live, interactive clinical demonstrations around the world.
NYUCD has built the first new research lab in 27 years. The level of our federal research support has increased from approximately $2 million annually to $10 million in the past several years, and our scientists deserve laboratories that complement their considerable talents.
11th Floor Learning Center
This 8,000-square-foot, $7 million clinical simulation and laboratory technology center is designed to foster more innovative teaching. All student workstations are equipped with mannequins and instructional capabilities based on a multimedia network connecting all of the simulator stations to the instructor's desk.
New Clinics and Classrooms
The newly renovated fifth and sixth floors encompass over 16,000 square feet at a cost of nearly $9 million. The fifth floor predoctoral clinic clusters clinic managers, receptionists and dispensary personnel in more efficient ways. The sixth floor features new classrooms, seminar rooms, a small clinical facility for students to practice on one another, a small bench and wet lab, and facilities that optimize the use of our unique collection of plastinated cadaver specimens, which improve the teaching of anatomy.
This attractive, welcoming 800-square-foot facility features comfortable seating for 20 arranged to encourage quiet conversation, specially-designed lighting, two computers and two carousels, wireless connectivity for laptops, and a wall-mounted HD flat screen plasma TV with both NYU and external channels, plus a beverage and snack area, a library donated by faculty members, and chess and backgammon games.
NYUCD’s spectacular new 13,000-square-foot, $4 million College Commons features a food court offering a wide variety of delicious meal options, two new student lounges with plasma screen 60" wall-mounted TVs, a pool table and computer stations. The locker room, Schein Dental Supply Store, student council offices and laundry/lab coat room are also located in the Commons.