Touro College, together with local and regional elected officials and dental industry leaders, unveiled its new college of dental medicine—New York State’s first new dental school in nearly half a century.
New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York State Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti, and American Dental Association President Carol Gomez Summerhays joined Touro faculty and administration to cut the ribbon on the new school, which welcomed its inaugural class of 111 students in July.
Located on Touro’s New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Westchester County, New York, the school, known as Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College ([email protected]), received $3.575 million in state funding through educational capital and local assistance grants earlier this year.
“As America’s newest dental school and New York State’s first new dental school in nearly half a century, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC 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. “Our remarkable inaugural class of students who have already started their training will create a critical pipeline of dental professionals.”