Message from the Chair

The Department of Dentistry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the longest standing departments at the institution with a record of achievement that extends over more than a century.

We strive to provide a stimulating and comprehensive training experience that will enable clinical trainees to contribute to improving oral health through teaching, research, and innovative clinical practice that is accessible to all.

We are proud of the exceptional training programs we offer. Our clinic at the Institute for Family Health offers an unparalleled opportunity for residents to learn from our large faculty and our diverse patient community — an experience that will prepare them to enter private practice or open the doors to further training, specialization, and research. We believe that working at both The Mount Sinai Hospital and the clinic allows you to perform a large number of procedures and assist with a variety of prevention education initiatives.

In addition, we have a strong commitment to community service, and we seek that in our applicants. I look forward each year to leading a group to Guatemala, where over one week we treat more than 1,000 patients. We hope to begin other health care programs as well.

What distinguishes our program is how closely we work with residents to ensure their success. We are like a close-knit family. I encourage you to visit, spend time with us, ask questions, and see for yourself.

John Pfail, DDS
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Dentistry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai