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New York University College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Dental Center

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New York University opened in 1831. It is a private school with 7 undergraduate and 7 graduate schools. In 1865 the New York University College of Dentistry was established. In addition to the DDS degree, it offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in dental hygiene and offers postgraduate and specialty training. There is also a continuing dental education program, an advanced placement program for foreign trained dentists, a program for advanced study in dentistry, dental specialties for international graduates, and an MS degree program in oral biology.


4-year. First year: A balanced program between the study of basic sciences to the practice of dentistry simulation is an integrated sequence of courses that build foundation skills in dentistry and therapy. Second year: The biological sciences are directed toward pathology and pathogenesis. Third year: The students devote the majority of time to the treatment of patients working alongside fourth-year students in group practices with faculty. Fourth year: Encompasses patient care in a general setting.

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Full scholarships and a large number of partial scholarships are awarded based upon merit. Financial aid (loans and NYU grant scholarships) is available for those who demonstrate need. Early applications are recommended for those who seek financial aid and all types of scholarships.


Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may be admitted with 90 credits, including all prerequisite courses, such as the basic predental sciences plus 1 year of English. Recommended courses may be selected from comparative anatomy, embryology, histology, genetics, physiology, mathematics, psychology, sociology, and business management. A BA or BS degree is required from an approved college or university. Out-of-state residents are admitted. Transfer and advanced standing: To be eligible for consideration as a transfer student from another dental school, the candidate must be in good standing, without failures or conditions, and eligible for honorable withdrawal from a recognized dental school. Graduate dentists from foreign dental schools may qualify for our Advanced Placement Program for Foreign-Trained Dentists. This is a 3-year program that culminates in a DDS degree from NYU College of Dentistry.


The Kriser Dental Center comprises 2 contiguous 11story buildings. The Weissman Clinical Science Building and the Schwartz Hall of Dental Sciences house all the basic science and research departments as well as 576 clinical operatories (distributed among the departments) devoted to the various disciplines of dentistry. Classes are divided into small learning groups of 8 or fewer for closely supervised proactive instruction.

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