Clinical Practice

A successful dental education program is built on a well-designed, well-supported, robust clinical practice program.

Our clinical program is focused on exposing you to the broad scope of general dentistry and oral health care, giving you maximum time to improve your skills, and using the latest technology to deliver superior patient care. 

Clinical Facilities in New York and New Mexico

Our Touro Dental Health Westchester facility is a state-of-the-art clinical training facility on our Valhalla campus. The facility has “Clinical Practice Units” pairing D3 and D4 students into two-person clinical practice teams. Each Clinical Practice Unit is staffed and supervised by three full-time equivalent faculty members (a full-time clinical practice leader, an assistant clinical practice faculty member, and two part-time clinical practice instructors), a dental assistant, and a patient care coordinator. The facility also contains specialty areas for Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Complex Care, and Orthodontics where predoctoral students are trained.

Opening in the spring of 2025, our new Touro Dental Health Albuquerque clinic will be set up to mirror our NY location, pairing D3 and D4 students and offering General Dentistry in Clinical Practice Units to our students, along with specialty areas in Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Orthodontics, and Complex Care to patients.

The Best of Dental Patient Care

When applying you will provide your preference as to where you will conduct your clinical training – New York or New Mexico. Whichever location you ultimately are assigned to, you’ll be applying the complex knowledge base and sophisticated perceptual skills you learned in your Valhalla classrooms to diverse populations, and delivering care with integrity, compassion, and empathy. Students completing clinical training at either location receive degrees from New York State.

For almost two full years, you have the benefit of working in teams, sharing the responsibility of being the provider in charge. More experience and exposure means superior clinical skills and confidence.

The clinical education is supported by small-group seminar learning much of which is case-based and taught in an interactive manner along with advanced dental education programs such as Laser Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, and Case-Based Treatment Planning.

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