Touro College dental students start cleaningPosted: Updated:
After two years of classroom training, students at the Touro College of Dental Medicine are getting real-life experience by providing dental care to patients.
The dental students began providing services at the school’s 32,000-square foot state-of-the-art teaching facility in Hawthorne on Monday.
Today, even the president of Touro Dental Health was at the school getting his teeth cleaned by students.
The group of more than 100 future dentists started when the new dental school opened back in 2016 and are now going into their third year. “Most of what they’re doing are diagnostic aspects and working up patients. Then they will get into simpler things...simple restorations, simple root canals, or endodontic procedures,” says Dean of Touro College of Dental Medicine Dr. Ronnie Myers.
When the new facility is fully operational, the goal is to treat over 100,000 patients a year.