A message from Ronnie Myers DDS
Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs, The Touro College of Dental Medicine @ New York Medical College
The opening of the first dental school in New York State in almost 50 years is an opportunity of a life time and the students who come to participate will be educated in a remarkable environment which will produce oral health care providers for decades to come.
I have spent the past thirty four years in dental education and I know there has never been a more exciting time in the profession. The changes in the health care delivery system, the new technology, and the cutting edge research all point to an incredible future. Here at Touro students will be exposed to all of these and more. Our mission “is to graduate outstanding dental professionals who will utilize a complex knowledge base and sophisticated perceptual skills to deliver excellent health care service to their diverse communities with integrity, compassion, and empathy”. The developing curriculum will address this and evolve to be a leader in graduating clinicians who will advance the science and practice of dentistry.
The inter-professional collaborative resources available on the NYMC campus offer endless possibilities to educate oral health professionals of the future. I envision the development of an educational program that will arm our diverse student body with the tools necessary to provide primary care to those most at risk.
Welcome to the Touro College of Dental Medicine!