NYU Dentistry Student Success Network

NYU College of Dentistry is committed to fostering a nurturing, inclusive environment for students to flourish in their academic, personal, and professional development both inside and outside the classroom.

The Office of Student Engagement coordinates the Student Success Network, which takes a proactive approach to advising, counseling, student advocacy, and academic support services for all students.

Organized around each Academic Society, the NYU Dentistry Student Success Network connects every dental student with a comprehensive network of students, faculty, and staff who provide individualized, one-on-one guidance and personalized support from the moment they enter at New Student Orientation through the entire four years of dental school. Each Academic Society has their own Student Success Network consisting of a designated Academic Advisor, Senior Mentor, and Peer Assessment Facilitator, as well as a set of dental student Peer Mentors and Peer Tutors who work closely with students and each other to promote and support student success.

A dedicated, proactive Student Success Network for each Academic Society helps to create a cohesive community and ensures that each student has numerous points of contact for exploring and accessing resources and opportunities.

The NYU Dentistry Student Success Network consists of:

Senior Mentors

Faculty members who help students navigate the four years of the curriculum and provide them with mentorship during their clinical education and play a critical role in promoting a strong sense of community by facilitating academic enrichment, cultural activities, and social events that promote the academic society’s goals and objectives.

Academic Advisors

Professional advisors in the Office of Student Engagement who work in partnership with students to provide individualized support and help them navigate and access resources and opportunities that contribute to their success.

Peer Mentors

Dental students in their second, third, and fourth years who offer guidance and insight into the student experience and opportunities to become engaged with the student body and the NYU Dentistry community.

Peer Tutors

Dental students in their second, third, and fourth years who offer academic support through ongoing small group and one-on-one tutoring.

Peer Assessment Facilitators

Faculty in the Assessment Skills course who guide students in the process of providing and receiving feedback from their peers and applying those experiences toward professional growth.