After two years of intensive planning for the site visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and two-and-half-days of rigorous on-site inspections by the team, the outcome could not have been more spectacular. The DDS program, the postgraduate programs, and the dental hygiene program received no recommendations, or, to put it another way, the highest possible score.
The stakes were high and the scrutiny, as expected, was intense, but NYUCD was more than ready. Indeed, one of the highest notes of praise was struck by a CODA site visitor who observed that the collaboration, communication, and congeniality among faculty, students, administrators, and staff were nothing short of "amazing!"
The CODA visitors' praise reflects NYUCD's deep commitment to high-quality oral health education, research, and care and to the resources devoted to ensuring their existence-even when a site visit isn't around the corner-and always looking for ways to do better.
Said Dean Bertolami, "Every member of the NYUCD community who worked so hard to make this outcome possible has my sincere thanks. In particular, I want to commend the great leadership and organizational talents of Executive Vice Dean Richard I. Vogel, who spearheaded the entire process, and the invaluable skill and support provided by Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance Glenn Marrus and Ms. Gretchen North, the site visit coordinator."