Touro opens new dental school


Touro College has inaugurated its new college of dental medicine, the state’s first new dental school in nearly half a century.

“Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College will fill a void in dental education and improve access to oral health care, particularly in underserved rural and urban communities throughout the region,” said Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System.

Opening on Touro’s NYMC campus in Westchester, the dental college “introduces another institution that benefits from and contributes to the collaborative and synergistic community of students on the campus,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., NYMC chancellor and CEO and Touro College and University System provost for Biomedical Affairs.

The school’s 100,000 square feet includes innovative equipment, a 112-seat simulation lab, 132-chair clinic facility divided into eight clinical practice units, a pediatric dentistry clinic, an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic, multiple student workrooms, two 120-seat auditoriums, a library, exercise facility, and foot student lounge.