New York Medical College Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents to Rotate in TCDM Clinic
Touro Dental Health Student-Dentists Will Work Alongside NYMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents to Provide Improved Care for Patients
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents from New York Medical College’s (NYMC) well respected, full-scope four-year training program will now rotate in Touro College of Dental Medicine’s (TCDM) teaching practice - Touro Dental Health (TDH) - allowing for further collaboration, and enhanced education and patient care between the two institutions.
In this partnership third-year residents will provide care to patients under the supervision of the TDH faculty. These residents will further their experience in patient management and other procedures, including non-surgical and surgical extractions of erupted and impacted teeth, pre-prosthetic surgery, biopsies, excision of lesions, bone grafting, surgical endodontic treatment, implant placement, assessment, and management of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ orofacial pain conditions, and provision of sedation as a surgical adjunct.
“This newly-formed collaboration with New York Medical College’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency is a wonderful example of the unique synergy between our programs,” said Eric A. Wachs, D.M.D., Clinical Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at TDH. “Not only will this provide beneficial exposure for Touro’s students and the residents in New York Medical College’s program, it will also allow for expanded and improved care for our patients.”
The collaboration also provides an opportunity for TCDM students who may want to pursue an oral surgical residency to work closely with those who are going through the training and have experienced the matching process. NYMC’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents will also receive a more broadened experience, including expanded office-based training and opportunities to help educate students at TCDM.