In The News
Every year, millions of Americans undergo orthodontic care to straighten their teeth. Whether they're seeking a cosmetic enhancement or improving oral health, one thing is certain: Treatment is expensive.
TCDM's Howard Fine, D.D.S., Director of Orthodontics, is featured in this U.S. News and World Report article providing advice to families on how to make the cost more manageable.
This is the third year that Touro College of Dental Medicine in Valhalla is offering its Smiles for Vets program of free dental care during the holiday season. All veterans across the Hudson Valley are welcome.
All through November and December, veterans are invited to come to the college for free dental care, said college Dean Dr. Ronnie Myers.
Every educator has been facing the challenges of putting digital tools to work in the teaching environment. At the Touro College of Dental Medicine in Valhalla the challenge has been exponentially greater because dentistry itself has been making a fundamental transition to the digital world.
TCDM's Dr. Golda Erdfarb shares the facts about bad breath and cavities.
While many in New York state were anxiously awaiting word as to whether public and private schools teaching grades K through 12 in New York state would be allowed to reopen this fall, some institutions of higher learning were far along in the reopening process.
At Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, third-year dental students on July 20 began making the rounds of treating patients at Touro Dental Health, a facility with 109 dental treatment chairs used not only in teaching dental students their craft, but also as a dental clinic serving the community with affordable care.
Class of 2020 alum Dr. Justin Goff has been chosen by the American Dental Association to be a featured contributor for their online series, “My New Dentist Life.” Each year, the series follows the experiences of a promising young dentist upon graduating from dental school.
Dr. Jay Rubin, TCDM's Director of Implant Dentistry, shares the challenges of resuming his private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Touro College of Dental Medicine's inaugural graduating class to celebrate virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic
Think you got out of your dentist’s visit because of the coronavirus? Think again. NBC Reporter Marc Santia reports on a new virtual dentist service at Touro College of Dental Medicine.
Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist.
TCDM's Dean Ronnie Myers is featured in this Healthline article providing advice to the public on how to maintain good oral health and avoid the need for an emergency dental visit.
Getting into dental school is not easy - only 55.3% of dental school applicants who sought admission to the 66 accredited dental schools in the U.S. for the 2018-19 school year actually enrolled in one that year, according to admission statistics from the American Dental Association.
TCDM's Dean Ronnie Myers is featured in this U.S. News and World Report article providing advice to prospective dental students on how to prepare for getting into -- and getting through -- dental school in today's competitive environment.
TCDM's Dr. Barbara Jurim shares an off-label use for her digital scanner that facilitates the production of maxillofacial prosthetics for patients with facial defects.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that it provided dental care for 577,000 veterans during fiscal year 2019, which seems like a huge number until compared with the approximately 9 million veterans who receive services from the VA and the 19,892,000 veterans who were on the government’s roster as of September 2017.
Dean Ronnie Myers shares how Touro Dental Health, the clinical training facility at the school’s Valhalla campus, has been opening wide its newly expanded clinic to veterans not receiving oral health care from the VA.
Turns out your low-carb diet, digestion, or sleep habits could be a cause of bad breath. TCDM's Dr. Allison Baylis explains some of the top reasons for breath smells, and exactly what to do about them.
Touro College of Dental Medicine held its 2nd Annual Smiles for Veterans Event on November 4, 2019, partnering with community dentists to offer a day of free dental services for those who have served our country.
At a young age, Leah Cik Roth left her Czechoslovakian home to become an apprentice basket maker and wig maker. As the Nazis uprooted Jews all across Europe, Ms. Roth ended up in the Czechoslovakian ghetto of Sekernice. In 1944, all of the Jewish residents there were rounded up and sent to the infamous concentration camp in Auschwitz. Once World War II was over and she was liberated, Ms. Roth eventually immigrated to the United States, settling in Monsey, New York, and writing a book about her experiences. Now 94, Ms. Roth said that as she aged, dental pain had gotten so bad that she couldn’t sleep. Luckily for Ms. Roth, she became a patient of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, a public-private partnership established to increase Holocaust survivors’ access to oral care and significantly enhance their overall quality of life.
A number of advances are being adopted by the dental industry as the sector undergoes a technological metamorphosis. Sensing this trend, the Touro College of Dental Medicine opened at New York Medical College in 2016 to train students in both established and cutting-edge technologies.
Touro College of Dental Medicine partnered with the Westchester Institute for Human Development to introduce a robust training program to dental students that provides insights on how to work with patients who have special needs. Third and fourth year dental students participated in a didactic session learning about the healthcare needs of individuals with disabilities and then heard from family teams of young adults with disabilities and their parents regarding their unique experiences and expectations for care. The collaboration aims to inform dental students about the health care needs of patients with disabilities, the effect of the disability on the patient/family health and wellness, the challenges for people with disabilities in accessing health-related services, and key factors in optimizing the care for patients with disabilities.
The Touro College of Dental Medicine has more expansion plans for Touro Dental Health, the facility where the public can receive affordable dental care from Touro’s students and faculty.
The clinic’s location on the campus of New York Medical College in Valhalla recently was expanded by 6,800 square feet to accommodate an additional 28 dental chairs. It now covers 38,000 square feet with a total of 109 dental chairs.