Message from the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

 Vice Dean Edward Farkas

A Message from Edward F. Farkas DDS, Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs & Chairman of Dentistry, The Touro College of Dental Medicine @ New York Medical College

As Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chairman of Dentistry, it is my high honor to welcome you to Touro College of Dental Medicine @NYMC (TCDM@NYMC).

Founded in 2014, TCDM@NYMC seeks to be a national leader in the education of outstanding clinical dentists. Toward that goal, we are leveraging the resources of our sister school, New York Medical College, as well as our parent institution, The Touro College and University system, to produce a dental undergraduate curriculum, that is both rigorous and cutting edge.

Dentistry has undergone a paradigm shift Vis a Vis the treatments, techniques, bio materials, and methods we use to deliver excellent care to our patients. Advances in genetics, oral biology, and materials science have led to the incorporation of dental implants, digital dentistry, cone beam radiography, and rotary endodontics, into the everyday practice of dentistry.  At the Touro College of Dental Medicine we have created a curriculum that incorporates these changes into our everyday workflow, while using New York Medical College faculty to reinforce our basic and applied science curriculum. In addition, an emphasis on evidence based dentistry, and inter-professional education, will give our students new tools that will help them to continue to succeed, years after they graduate,

Our school is located at 19 Skyline Drive in Hawthorne, New York in a 249,000 sq. ft building that formerly housed an IBM research center. When renovations are complete, we will have created a brand new dental simulation lab, alongside a 132 chair, state of the art clinical training facility. The anatomy lab, the Health Science Library, and some auditorium space currently exist in the New York Medical College’s, Medical Education Building. For reference, our campus is about a forty-five-minute train ride to Manhattan.

While we are a new school, our faculty and staff have many years of experience in dental education, and our heritage is directly linked to New York Medical College, an allopathic (MD) school with a 150-year-old history of educational excellence.

In considering your options for a dental education, we hope that you will consider our school. I am proud of the program we have assembled, and I am excited as we embark on this journey of being the 66th dental school in the United States.

I look forward to greeting you in person.