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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.
Puffy, painful gums could say a lot about your hormones, diet, or even signal a larger health problem. The discussion surrounding oral health tends to revolve around how to keep our pearly whites, well, white, and free of cavities. Not much attention is given to our gums—in fact, the only time many of us remember they’re even there is when they demand our attention in the form of bleeding or swelling.
So what causes swollen gums, exactly? Dr. Daniel Reich weighs in.
Touro College of Dental Medicine's real-time visibility and alerting empower faculty and students to respond to issues before they compromise patient data or impact operations.
Touro College of Dental Medicine faculty and students are featured in this article on how innovations in digital dentistry over the last decade are revolutionizing dental practice.
Touro College of Dental Medicine Hosted its first Oral Health Forum where Hudson Valley Health Commissioners and other health officials discussed dental health issues impacting the community.
Touro College of Dental Medicine faculty members Rebecca Block, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine, and Golda Erdfarb, D.D.S., Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, both shared their advice on the best things for cleaning your tongue.
Touro College of Dental Medicine faculty members Rebecca Block, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine, and Golda Erdfarb, D.D.S., Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, both shared their advice on products and tools for keeping retainers and aligners fresh and bacteria-free.
A New York dental clinic is tightly restricting opioids for pain control, in part because teenagers are getting addicted to painkillers prescribed by dentists after wisdom-teeth extractions.
Benjamin Schwartz, D.D.S., an associate professor at Touro College of Dental Medicine, is featured in this interesting article on the growing trend of charcoal in the use of dental and skin care products.
Buena atención con equipos modernos y especialistas de todas las ramas de la odontología en un mismo lugar.
The Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) and the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) have announced an academic affiliation designating WIHD as a teaching site for TCDM students. Dental students will conduct weekly rotations in WIHD’s dental department, which provides oral healthcare to more than 4,000 adults and children with special needs each year throughout the Hudson Valley.
The Touro College of Dental Medicine in Valhalla recently held its 2018 gala at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester in White Plains. More than 300 attended the event, which was designed to raise funds that will support both student scholarships and patient care at Touro Dental Health, the school’s 32,000-square-foot dental clinical teaching facility.