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Advanced Education Programs

The mission of the Advanced Education Programs at New York University College of Dentistry is to provide a specialty-level learning experience that emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, producing highly proficient specialists with the knowledge, skills and experience to diagnose and treat diseases, abnormalities and other conditions that affect the oral and perioral tissues.

Post-graduate education builds upon the knowledge base of a competent general dentist and broadens understanding of the biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as the social issues related to the general health and well-being of the public. The educational process reinforces both the ethical responsibility of the health care professional for the public and the keen sense of the role of the dentist as an integral and integrated member of the health professions team. Throughout their education, students will be stimulated to model values and beliefs which demonstrate the commitment of the profession to the public welfare. As part of a responsibility to the profession, intrinsic to the programs will be the encouragement of students to pursue careers in academic dentistry.

NYU College of Dentistry offers Advanced Education Programs that lead to proficiency in major areas of clinical study and satisfy the educational requirements for specialization and/or specialty board certification in six CODA-accredited specialties: Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - 6yr Integrated MD program, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - 4yr certificate program, and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Core Curriculum
In addition to the specialty-specific curriculum, postgraduate programs at NYU College of Dentistry draw upon the talents of world-class clinicians and scientists to deliver a menu of core course topics with relevance to multiple specialties. Themes in core courses range from biological sciences to practice management. Enrollment in the various topic areas varies by program. The interdisciplinary platform strengthens relationships among residents within and between specialty programs.

Core curriculum topics include: host response to infection, oral medicine and pathology, bone biology, craniofacial development, pathogenic biofilms, head and neck anatomy, biomaterials, pain and anxiety management, clinical pharmacology, pedagogy, practice management, the digital healthcare environment, risk management, literature review of clinical studies, interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment planning, introduction to implant dentistry, implant treatment planning, and implant surgical seminars.

Important Program Information

Information relevant to all programs, including all policies, procedures, and general responsibilities of NYU College of Dentistry postgraduate students, can be found by clicking here for the Post-Graduate Academic Standards and Policies manual.