1. Department of Dentistry
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Message From the Chair

The Department of Dentistry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the institution’s longest standing departments, with an exceptional legacy of achievement that extends well over a century.

Mount Sinai dentists were the first in the United States to use procaine for dental anesthesia, and in 1952, we became the first cleft palate rehabilitation center in New York State. During the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, in collaboration with the Department of Infectious Diseases, we conducted key studies on the universal adoption of gloves and masks.

This history reflects our passion for providing comprehensive training that enables our faculty, residents, and staff to advance oral health through innovative teaching, research, and clinical practice. Both within and beyond the diverse patient community we serve, we are committed to enhancing access to dental care on a local and global scale.

Our main clinic at the Institute for Family Health offers an unparalleled opportunity for residents to collaborate with our accomplished faculty—an experience that will prepare them to enter private practice or pursue further training, specialization, and research. Our second clinic at the Mount Sinai-Harlem Center at the Jack Martin Fund Center focuses on serving medically compromised patients. In working at The Mount Sinai Hospital as well as in the clinics, our residents perform a large number of procedures and assist with an array of prevention initiatives.

Throughout Icahn Mount Sinai, the Department of Dentistry is known for our welcoming environment and our longstanding legacy. We collaborate closely with colleagues across the Mount Sinai Health System, and we invite you to explore, connect, and envision yourself joining our outstanding team.

Judy Lee Moy, DMD
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Dentistry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai