First dental school in New York in 50 years to open this fall

TuorodentalschoolTouro College and University System announced April 19 it is set to open a new dental school — the first in the state in 50 years, according to ADA News.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College joins the Touro School of Health Sciences, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy and the New York Medical College in New York State.

The dental school will include a four-year pre-doctoral program for students, a continuing education program for practicing dentists, and a 132-chair community dental clinic focused on providing patients in underserved communities in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx with affordable and quality treatment.

In the school’s inaugural year, set to begin in the fall of 2016, anticipated enrollment is 110 students. When at full capacity, the school will include approximately 440 students.

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