NYU Summer Dental Programs for Students

Last Updated on May 18, 2024 by Team College Learners

There are numerous summer dental programs available for undergraduate students worldwide, designed to enhance their dental knowledge and prepare them for acceptance into dental schools. One such program is the 2-week Summer Practicum at NYU College of Dentistry, specifically designed for international dental students seeking to gain valuable hands-on experience at a top dental institution.

In order to be eligible for the Summer Practicum program at NYU College of Dentistry, applicants must be current undergraduate students pursuing a degree in dentistry or a related field. They should also possess a strong academic background, with a minimum GPA requirement to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in their studies. Additionally, applicants may be required to submit letters of recommendation from professors or dental professionals to support their application.

The admission process for the Summer Practicum program at NYU College of Dentistry typically involves submitting an online application, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement outlining the applicant’s interest in dentistry and goals for participating in the program. Admissions decisions are typically made based on the applicant’s academic background, relevant experience, and overall fit with the program’s goals and objectives. Applicants should ensure they meet all admission requirements and submit a complete application by the specified deadline to be considered for acceptance into the program.

Program Type

Summer Practicum

Length

2 Weeks

Cost

$5,200

Dates

July 22, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Next Available Intake

July 2024

Housing

Individual and shared housing options available

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what do dental students do in the summer

Incoming first-year dental students may conduct a 10-week research project, under faculty direction, the summer before their first year of dental school. This programs allows students to foster relationships with faculty and become familiar with the college before starting dental school.

Summer Dental Programs For International Students

The Summer Practicum at NYU College of Dentistry is designed for international students who are interested in gaining exposure to a US educational experience, while exploring all that New York City has to offer.

The Program’s broad range of activities include:

  • Lectures from world-renowned faculty
  • Pre-clinical and hands-on training
  • Observe live surgeries
  • Formal and informal interactions with faculty and current students
  • Social outings

Our Mission

The mission of the NYU College of Dentistry is to partner with students in achieving academic excellence, providing the best oral health care, and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world.

Education & Training

The NYU College of Dentistry is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the United States, educating nearly 10 percent of our nation’s dentists. The College has nearly 1,900 students in its various pre- and postdoctoral programs from all over the United States and 40 foreign countries. Nearly 50 percent of all currently enrolled students are women and minorities. NYU Dentistry offers specialty training in the following dental specialty areas: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics, as well as in implant dentistry; conducts an extensive continuing education program; and is home to the only dental school-affiliated dental hygiene program in New York State.

Patient Care

In addition to educating health professionals, NYU Dentistry endeavors through its faculty, students, and alumni to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world. The College provides approximately 300,000 visits annually to the most multiethnic, multicultural patient population in the nation. NYU Dentistry conducts a mobile dental care program, Smiling Faces, Going Places, which travels to dentally underserved areas throughout New York City to provide critically needed dental services; sponsors free oral health and oral cancer screenings for thousands of New Yorkers annually; and has established a global outreach model that delivers essential care to populations in need and provides participants with a unique service-learning experience, opportunities to conduct critically-needed research, and an increased awareness of access to care issues, while fostering a passion for volunteerism and social responsibility. NYU Dentistry has also established a global network of dental colleges to foster worldwide research collaborations and program initiatives.

Research & Innovation

NYU College of Dentistry has one of the strongest, largest and most rapidly growing research programs in the country. At the heart of the College’s research program is a commitment to collaboration. An important part of our research strategy is translational research. We firmly believe that in today’s world, groups of researchers must work together synergistically in order to move fundamental basic science research into practice. This collaborative, integrated approach drives the majority of the research conducted today at the NYU College of Dentistry.

The College’s distinguished dental faculty includes more than 735 full- and part-time clinicians and researchers, including many who have made pioneering contributions in the areas of caries research across the age spectrum, salivary diagnostics, cancer, especially oral cancer, bone health, especially osteoporosis research, behavioral research, HIV research, pain control, implant dentistry, the development of new dental materials, the use of fluoride and dental sealants to prevent caries, bonding techniques to restore the appearance of damaged teeth, the correction of facial deformities, and orthodontic services for adults.

Institutional Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

Since the founding of New York University in 1831, the Institution has held a mission that is in and of the City and in and of the world. The College of Dentistry shares this philosophy and commitment to continually strive to foster a dynamic and rigorous teaching and learning environment that represents a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and approaches to engage in ongoing systematic and focused efforts to attract and retain students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, and to systematically evaluate comprehensive strategies to further enhance the institutional climate for diversity. The College has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion within the structure, curriculum, and institutional climate of the College, and works intentionally across the many areas of the institution to provide resources, programs, and support services that help to cultivate and maintain an educational environment that is inclusive of divergent backgrounds and historically underrepresented groups across the areas of race, ethnicity, culture, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, national origin, and educational background.

NYU Dentistry articulates its expectations regarding diversity across its academic community in the context of local and national responsibilities through its mission statement, “to partner with students in achieving academic excellence, providing the best oral health care, and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world.”

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a current dental student who has completed at least three years in a non-US dental program.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to understand and communicate in English.

*Please note: Those who have completed a dental degree by the Program’s start date are not eligible to apply for the Summer Practicum. Instead, consider applying to our full-time Programs for International Dentists.

pre dental summer programs 2024

here are many pre-dental programs that can expose you deeper within the field and prepare you better for the career. Here are some of the opportunities we compiled.

  • Summer Health Professions Education Program – free program (tuition, housing, and meals) offering eligible students intensive and personalized dental school preparation
  • Texas A&M Pre-Dental Collegiate II Enrichment Program – 6-week program that allows students to prepare for the DAT and increase competitiveness for dental school admissions

Additional Research Programs

  • Summer Research Program – The University of Texas Houston Medical School
  • Numerous Texas and Out of State Programs
  • National Institute of Health(NIH) Summer Internship Program
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry: Profile for Success (PFS)

Additional Dental Enrichment Programs

  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
  • Baylor Summer Predental Program
  • Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Summer Scholars Program
  • University of Connecticut School of Dentistry: College Summer Fellowship Program

summer dental programs for undergraduate students

Whether a prospective dental student or just beginning to consider a dental career, this week-long, commuter program for undergraduate college students will introduce you to the field of dental medicine. You will gain hands-on experience in the type of preclinical coursework encountered in dental school, attend lectures, and learn about the dental school admissions process. The program will include:

  • Lectures from renowned Penn Dental Medicine faculty.
  • Hands-on classes in state-of-the-art simulation and advanced simulation labs that mimic a dental care environment and give you the experience of what it is like to drill a tooth or place a restoration. Participants will also complete restorative dentistry procedures in the simulation labs.
  • Informational session with members of the Admissions Office.
  • Question-and-answer lunch with current students, who will field questions ranging from “how to prepare to apply to dental school”, “what schools did you apply to”, to “what it is like to attend dental school.”

Why attend?

  • Gain a better understanding of dentistry and whether it is the right career choice for you.
  • Be better prepared for the first years of dental school.

Course Dates

June 28-July 2, 2024 (Apply by March 1)

Course Fee

$250 (due June 21, 2024) 

Application

There are 15 spots for the course. There are no requirements to attend this course other than being in good academic standing in your current undergraduate program. To apply:

  • Complete this Introduction to Dentistry Summer Course Application
  • Submit application and required documents by March 1, and submit  the course fee by June 21 to: Dr. Beverley Crawford, Penn Dental Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, [email protected], 215-898-2940.

Summer dental programs for international students

Our unique, full-time clinical programs provide clinical experiences and didactic knowledge in various dental specialties, specifically designed for internationally-trained dentists. These non-credit, non-degree programs attract international dental professionals who plan to practice outside of the United States. Completion of any of these programs does not qualify participants for licensure in the US.

The programs offer a curriculum of didactic components and clinical experiences in the following disciplines: Comprehensive Dentistry, Esthetic DentistryImplant Dentistry,and Oral Surgery.

These courses are divided into 90-day programs, which can span one, two, or three years in length and include elective research experiences and presentation opportunities at professional society meetings. In addition, certain programs offer the opportunity for students to participate in NYU Dentistry’s Global Outreach Program.

SUMMER PRACTICUM PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL DENTAL STUDENTS

The Summer Practicum for International Dental Students at NYU College of Dentistry is an annual two week program designed for international dental students from universities outside the US who are interested in gaining a US dental education experience with exposure to New York City culture.

Dental research for high school students

The School of Dental Medicine is a nationally recognized center for dental research. Students who take advantage of research opportunities become far more knowledgeable of their profession regardless of whether or not they choose a career in dental research.

Participation in research:

  • Encourages critical review and analysis of scientific design — skills crucial to the development of clinical competence in diagnosing and treating patients
  • Provides insight into additional career alternatives; some participants have chosen to pursue careers in academic dentistry following their research
  • Allows students to interact and work with faculty under more informal circumstances; many students work with a single faculty member on research in a specific area that extends over three or four years
  • May lead to publication of research in scientific literature, as well as travel for presentation of data at national and international meetings

Steps for Participation

Identify and contact mentor (be persisitent)

Write a research proposal with that individual

–   Attain IACUC or IRB approval if needed

Submit proposal for reveiew (success greater than 90%)

Spend 5/6 weeks* doing summer research

–  wet lab or clinical data analyses

–  attend weekly research seminar (every Tuesday)

–  present work at biomedical research retreat (end of summer)

–  encouraged to present at dental research symposium (following spring)

–  encouraged to present at scientific meetings (AADR, AAO, AAP)*

dental summer programs for college students

Whether a prospective dental student or just beginning to consider a dental career, this week-long, commuter program for undergraduate college students will introduce you to the field of dental medicine. You will gain hands-on experience in the type of preclinical coursework encountered in dental school, attend lectures, and learn about the dental school admissions process. The program will include:

  • Lectures from renowned Penn Dental Medicine faculty.
  • Hands-on classes in state-of-the-art simulation and advanced simulation labs that mimic a dental care environment and give you the experience of what it is like to drill a tooth or place a restoration. Participants will also complete restorative dentistry procedures in the simulation labs.
  • Informational session with members of the Admissions Office.
  • Question-and-answer lunch with current students, who will field questions ranging from “how to prepare to apply to dental school”, “what schools did you apply to”, to “what it is like to attend dental school.”

Why attend?

  • Gain a better understanding of dentistry and whether it is the right career choice for you.
  • Be better prepared for the first years of dental school.

Course Dates

June 12-16, 2023

Course Fee

$250 due upon acceptance into the program

Application

There are 35 spots for the course. There are no requirements to attend this course other than being in good academic standing in your current undergraduate program. To apply:

  • Complete this Introduction to Dentistry Summer Course Application »
  • Submit application and required documents by January 31: Dr. Beverley, Penn Dental Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, , 215-898-2940.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend.

Summer Practicum

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The Summer Practicum at NYU College of Dentistry is designed for international dental students who are interested in gaining exposure to a US educational experience, while exploring all that New York City has to offer. View a sample schedule of the two-week program here.

The Program’s broad range of activities include:

  • Lectures from world-renowned faculty
  • Pre-clinical and hands-on training
  • Observe live surgeries and procedures
  • Formal and informal interactions with faculty and current students
  • Social outings


How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a current dental student with at least three years completed in a non-US dental program.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to understand and communicate in English.

*Please note: Those who have completed a dental degree by the Program’s start date are not eligible to apply for the Summer Practicum. Instead, consider applying to our full-time Programs for International Dentists.

Application Instructions

  • Complete the online Summer Program Application Form.
  • Submit 1 letter of recommendation (in English) from a professor who is familiar with your academic performance.
  • Submit a personal statement 1-2 pages in length expressing your interest in joining this program, your experience in pre-clinical courses and in practicing with high-speed/low-speed on manikins, and your future goals.
  •  Eligible applicants may be requested to participate in a virtual interview.   

The priority deadline to apply is April 14, 2023.

Admitted Participants 

Next Steps

  • Accepted participants will receive an official Summer Practicum invitation letter as well as payment instructions by email.
  • Participants may be required to obtain a B1/B2 tourist visa at a US consulate in their country. The acceptance letter can be used as an invitation letter to support your Visa application.
  • A non-refundable US $1,000 tuition deposit is required in order to secure your position in the program. The deposit due date and final tuition balance due will be indicated in your acceptance letter.

Tuition and Fees

  • US $6,700 – NYU Furnished Housing Option (single room)
  • US $6,100 – NYU Furnished Housing Option (shared room)
  • US $5,200 – without NYU Housing Option

Tuition Provides

  • Dormitory housing at NYU Summer Dormitory Housing, if housing is selected.
  • School materials, including pre-clinical kits, lab coats, etc.
  • Faculty Evaluation Report of student’s pre-clinical assignments.
  • Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program.
  • Lunch or lunch vouchers on certain days of the program.
  • Cultural excursions and social activities.

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