First post-pandemic fundraiser draws record attendees and raises funds to support student scholarships and patient care
Touro College of Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2023 to Clinical Practice with White Coat Ceremony
Students, joined by family and friends, recited the Dental Student Oath, commencing the next chapter in their dental education
Faculty, students, families, and friends honored TCDM’s 2nd graduating class with live and virtual events, welcoming keynote speaker Stanley M. Bergman
Touro College of Dental Medicine Partners with New York Medical College Student-Run Clinic
The Future of Dental Education
EDWARD F. FARKAS, DDS, MA, VICE DEAN, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: The academic clinical experience has evolved over time. As an undergraduate in 1981, there wasn't a lot of feedback from the faculty. There wasn't a lot of student input into how things are run and the processes. That's all changed.
RONNIE MYERS, DDS, DEAN, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: Our students have gone from the classroom of basic science learning and foundational knowledge to the state-of-the-art, technologically most advanced clinic that one could find in treating the patients of the Lower Hudson Valley.
JAY P. GOLDSMITH, DMD, FOUNDING DEAN: We are very energized to help the community. That's one of our missions here at Touro is to provide as much health care as possible to those who need it.
DANIEL KATZ, CLASS OF 2020: They really show us the importance of making sure everyone is taken care of and being seen by doctors and being seen by us as dentists.
ALEXANDER HALL, DMD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: The Touro experience has been very good for my students. And to me, it's the best experience. And it's the best experience for them as a learning dentist because they get an opportunity to really stimulate patients to care for themselves.
ARLYN FRAIM, CLASS OF 2020: I had this patient. He was eight years old. And he had amelogenesis imperfecta. We were able to treat him because we had the tools. He was just so happy. He couldn't stop looking at himself. And it made me feel great. I went home, and I had to tell everyone around me how amazing I made this little kid feel.
ALAN JURIM, DDS, DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL DENTISTRY, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: The biggest way we're able to influence a patient experience and the care we provide our patients with digital dentistry is by applying new tools that are available to us. These tools allow us to use digital dentistry to be a better diagnostic process for our patients rather than just a restorative solution.
SETAREH GHANBARIAN, CLASS OF 2020: Here at Touro College, we have the opportunity to work with different types of ways of assessing patient's needs. I think that with all these different technologies that we are learning, when we are out in the real world, we'll be able to know how to treat people with quality care.
EDWARD F. FARKAS, DDS, MA, VICE DEAN, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: It's important to break the mold in building the dental education institution of the future because you want to make sure that your students graduate with tools that are relevant for the future.
BARBARA JURIM, DDS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL DENTISTRY, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: One of the reasons that we've invested our time and energy in building up the digital systems at Touro is because we knew that growing it organically from the ground up gave us a lot of control and how to introduce this whole field to the student population that's here, which is really exciting because it's never been done before.
ALAN KADISH, MD, TOURO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PRESIDENT: We've invested hugely in the Touro College of Dental Medicine to create state-of-the-art educational and clinical care facilities. It's an expensive proposition, and our commitment is to remain on the cutting-edge of technology.
RONNIE MYERS, DDS, DEAN, TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE: The providers that we educate today would be intimately involved in overall health care, not just oral health care, but overall health care. They will be part of the team of making populations healthier. We'll be focused on that as we build for the future.
Rounding out our celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth we've got another spotlight 🌟 🥼Meet Dr. Daniela Gurpegui Abud, Assistant Clinical Practice Leader at Touro Dental Health and Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine🥼 Being a #healthcare professional should be about treating ALL, not only those who can afford it. Helping the community has been a big part of my journey as a Dentist, and as a #Spaniard, being able to communicate in Spanish has greatly helped in treating the large Hispanic population in NY. Language is our main source of communication, and being able to do so in one’s mother tongue, especially with those Spanish speaking only, is key in building a reassuring and bidirectional trustworthy relationship with our patients. And what is most important, patients really do appreciate being understood and being able to fully understand us. I am a proud Spaniard and #Hispanic, and I hope to continue help increase awareness on the importance of oral health among patients, and promote easier access to treatment. ----- En #Espanol ⏬ Ser un profesional de la salud debería consistir en tratar a TODO paciente, no solo aquellos que puedan permitírselo, y ayudar a la comunidad ha sido gran parte de mi trayectoria profesional como Dentista. El hecho de ser Española y poder comunicarme en Español con mis pacientes ha sido de gran ayuda en el trato de la gran población Hispana de Nueva York. El lenguaje hablado es la principal fuente de comunicación, y poder hacerlo en nuestra lengua materna, especialmente con aquellos pacientes que solo hablan español, es clave para construir una relación de confianza bidireccional con nuestros pacientes. Y lo que es más importante, los pacientes agradecen sinceramente poder ser comprendidos y ser capaces de entendernos. Orgullosa de ser Española, espero seguir ayudando a concienciar a la población de la importancia de la salud dental y asimismo facilitar el acceso al tratamiento dental. . . . #tourocollegeofdentalmedicine #dentalschool #dentists #dentistry #dentistsofinstagram #dentistsofinsta #futuredds #teethpeople #dds #lohud #westchesterliving #picoftheday #oralhealth #Westchester #smile
We've got another #HispanicHeritageMonth spotlight 🌟 🥼Meet Dr. Isabel Garcia, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine and Clinical Leader of Touro Dental Health Emergent Care Practice🥼 As a first generation healthcare professional, I try to give the best of myself every day. While interacting with my students, if I can teach them a little bit about the Hispanic culture, they may be able to help our patients more efficiently with their dental needs. Hispanics are passionate! I’m passionate about my career. Seeing my patients smile after their treatment is completed is uplifting. Entering an operatory to help translate for a patient whose first language isn't English, and seeing the look on their face when I say “Como te puedo ayudar,“ that feeling is priceless! . . . #dentalstudent #studentlife #dentists #dentistsofinstagram #dentistsofinsta #futuredds #dds #westchesterny #oralhealth #smile #hispanic #celebrate #culture
As we come to a close on #HispanicHeritageMonth - a time to recognize the contributions and influence of #Hispanic Americans - we'd like to introduce you to a few important members of our faculty, and give their perspective on why this initiative, especially in #healthcare is so important. 🥼Meet Dr. Jeannie Olivo, Clinical Instructor of Dental Medicine 🥼 🦷 I'm proud to be a Hispanic healthcare professional because I believe that it is important for Hispanic children and young adults to see people from their own background succeeding in different careers that they may aspire to. It is important for them to see that they can achieve anything they work towards. We need more Hispanic dentists in the community because oftentimes there may be a language difference that limits patient communication with their dentist. In addition, there is a high dental need in many Hispanic communities. 🦷 . . . #dentalstudent #studentlife #dentists #dentistsofinstagram #dentistsofinsta #futuredds #dds #westchesterny #oralhealth #smile #healthcare #campuslife #dentalschool #postgraduate #touro #tcdm #dental
Thanks to our friends at @ivoclarvivadent_int for stopping by and giving our students a chance to see their mobile, display van! Check out some of the technology they brought with them 👍 #dentalstudent #studentlife #dentists #dentistsofinstagram #dentistsofinsta #futuredds #dds #westchesterny #oralhealth #smile