The Class of 2012 has achieved an amazing 100 percent pass rate on Part I of the National Board Dental Examinations. This is 4.7 points above the national average. Notably, 22 students scored 90 or above and the vast majority of students-175 out of a total of 225 students-scored in the 80s. Moreover, in every category of the exams, our students scored between 5.7 points and 8 points higher than the national average.
The magnitude of the success that this represents is amplified by the fact that the NYU College of Dentistry student body is four to five times that of a typical dental school, suggesting that the board scores would be likely to regress toward the national mean. Instead, the data show that NYU dental students are raising the bar on performance standards nationally.
But statistics tell only part of the story. The engine that drives such success is fueled by our extraordinary faculty, whose talent and dedication, coupled with the incredibly hard work and intelligence of our students, is an unbeatable formula for success. On behalf of everyone at NYUCD, Global Health Nexus offers hearty congratulations to our wonderful students and faculty on their exceptional achievement.