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A Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD)
and to the exciting and challenging professional education program you have
chosen. Much is expected of NYUCD students.You are expected to bring
profound integrity and ethical character to every
endeavor, while demonstrating the highest quality clinical
knowledge and expertise. In return, you can expect the full
partnership and support of our faculty, who take seriously their
responsibility to provide you with outstanding clinical and
basic science training in order to prepare you for a career
marked by great success and fulfillment.
As a student at NYUCD, you will have contact with patients
beginning in your second year and continuing throughout your
education, during which you will partner with faculty in providing care
for the largest, most heterogeneous patient population
in our nation. Subsequently, as a graduate of NYUCD, you will
appreciate and respect the diversity of the global village in
which we live and possess vast experience in recognizing and
treating a broad range of oral health conditions.
This Student Handbook has been designed to help you make
the most of the unique opportunities available to you as an
NYUCD student by acquainting you with key policies, protocols,
guidelines, and extracurricular opportunities. I encourage you to
read it carefully and refer to it often and also to get to know our
Student Affairs staff, which is committed to creating the kind of
nurturing community that will allow you to become not only a
competent clinician, but also a terrific human being.
You have my best wishes for success throughout your educational journey.
Charles N. Bertolami, D.D.S., D.Med.Sc.
The Herman Robert Fox Dean