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Dental Medicine

As an academic department within a major health sciences institution, the Department of Dental Medicine's primary focus is twofold: to provide quality clinical service within a graduate educational environment and to actively pursue scholarly activities in a collegial atmosphere with other health professionals, such as research, literary contributions, and grant endeavors.

With extensive clinical practice experience within both institutional and office-based practices, I as well as the entire faculty remain committed to the teaching of graduate dental trainees. We continue to afford our residents opportunities to develop skills while encouraging them to deliver quality care in a compassionate and respectful manner. Emphasis is placed on the provision of dental care within a total health care model. I strongly encourage and expect all our trainees to fully integrate into this medical/dental multi-disciplinary environment.

The department’s core as well as its success is founded on faculty and staff commitment, dedication, knowledge, and desire to support post-graduate general dental practice and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dental Medicine Residencies

The General Practice Residency is a one-year (second-year optional) program accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA). The NYMC General Practice Residency trains at four sites, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, Westchester Medical Center, Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health and Open-Door Family Medical Centers and fulfills the New York State requirements for licensure by PGY-1 training as well as a mandated 12-month post-doctoral year.

The four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency accepts two candidates each academic year. The program also offers an M.D. option at the NYMC School of Medicine to those qualified residents who successfully complete the OMFS program. The program is designed to provide clinical, didactic, and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level as well as scholarly activities.  The residents train at two clinical training sites, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and Westchester Medical Center. The program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Learn more about the NYMC dental medicine residency here.

Meet the Team


Joseph MoralesDepartment Contacts: 

Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S., FACD
Professor and Chair 
Department of Dental Medicine
Department of Dental Medicine
Skyline, Suite 2N-B18
Phone 1: (914) 594-2123
Phone: 2 (914) 594-2124
Fax: (914) 594-2091

NYC H+H/Metropolitan
1901 First Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029
Phone 1: (212 ) 423-8977
Phone 2: (914) 594-2123
Fax: (914) 594-2091

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Residency Program Contacts:
Claire Reilly Buff
General Practice Residency  
Skyline, Suite 2N-B16
Phone: (914) 594-2124
Saru Janda
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency 
Skyline, Suite 2N-B14
Phone: (914) 594-2123