>>It’s not just a school, it’s a community.>>My name is Jahfi Jerrett.
>>Alvin Babu>>I’m Divya Bhandari.>>I’m Dr. Cheryl Westphal Theile.
>>My name is Xiao-Qing Fung.>>I’m an international student from India.
>>I’m South Korean.
>>I’m a very proud veteran.>>I’m a commuter student
>>from Staten Island, New York.>>With students entering from high schools, transferring from colleges,
entering with upper level degrees, and coming from different career fields, the
academic diversity in this program really does foster a culture of success.
>>It motivates me daily to be a better hygienist.>>When we started the program, we started 40 students. We had a day program and an evening program. The program keeps growing and evolving, and meeting the new demands of what dental hygienists will be able to do in all of the different practice settings.
>>But the dental hygiene program at NYU College of Dentistry is different from the other programs at
other colleges because the dental hygeine is housed within the dental school.
>>Our Dental Hygiene students begin patient care working in an integrated
clinic. They are teamed with dental students.>>Being in the clinic setting and
working with the dental students really puts things into a better perspective.>>It was great because we were able to work together to come up with treatment plans.
>>It really helps us think about how we would collaborate in a setting whether
it’s private practice or a hospital setting>>We really do learn new
information from each other and that just makes us better practitioners. I think the NYU advantage is having the
rich culture of New York City in our office, in our chair.
>>It almost feels like you’ve seen everything>>The diverse population here in students, faculty, and patients not only changes me and benefits me as a clinician, but also as a
person.>>I became an instructor because I wanted to give back to the community that helped me so much.>>The faculty and student ratio–it allows the faculty to know us at a deeper level>>They’re really listening to our opinions and our thoughts on things>>I found that the faculty here really drove me to do more for the people around me and the world around me.
>>People will be happy to support you through anything. You just have to show the want for betterment.
>>The expertise of all of our dental hygiene faculty coupled with the expertise of
the dental faculty just makes a phenomenal advantage. We make it easy for you to follow your
dream, offering the Associate of Applied Science on multiple tracks.
>>There’s day sessions, evening sessions, and the fast-track program.>>Within the bachelor program, we have two track options for the students. In track A we offer a four year traditional BS
track. Track B is for those students who have completed their associate’s degree
in dental hygiene and are seeking to complete their undergraduate with a
Bachelor of Science degree.>>What our students really love about this degree is the flexibility.>>I’m commuting here one day a week and I’m able to do some classes online. I could work and still finish my degree.>>NYU has a wealth of resources.
>>So many outreach programs
>>Advising>>The technology we integrate into our
>>Our mobile dental van>>We want all of our students to succeed.>>The school not only gives us a great
clinical background and diverse population and all the above, and we get
to work with amazing faculty, but NYU really allows us to see what our
skills can ultimately do for others.>>This is hard, but I love it and it’s for the
best, and you go home, and you’re tired, but you’re satisfied. You feel like, “Wow I
learned something today. I learned something that’s gonna make a difference.”
>>It’s beyond dental hygiene, which i think is such a great opportunity for any
prospective student.>>I’m very happy that I made this choice.