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Does anyone have the numbers of people who specialize from NYU? I know they produce a lot of GPR/AEGDs but how about orthos, endos.......etc.?
 

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I dont know if someone would even have enough money after graduating from NYU to specialize. Im sure if you do well in your classes and boards you should be able to specialize somewhere. NYU still has a good name in Medical Sciences.
 

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Who would have money to specialize after graduating from NYU. It is a very costly school and Im sure people would be thinking of paying off there debt after graduating from there. On the other hand, NYU does have a good name in the Medical Sciences, so if you do well in your classes and especially boards, I am sure you should get in somewhere.
 
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I would like the exact numbers if anyone has any. Rocky21 I know you are new here and eager to post but you should read up before posting such information. I don't think money is a major issue whether or not your specialize because after a 2 year residency you make so much $$$$$$$$$.
 

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This is a great thread. Being a dentist is all about making money and being a specialist, so you don't end up being one of those loser GP's only making $120,000 a year.


:rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by aphistis
This is a great thread. Being a dentist is all about making money and being a specialist, so you don't end up being one of those loser GP's only making $120,000 a year.
Is that really how it works? :laugh:
 

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Common guys lets not get rediculous. We all know money is important but not everything. Now if anyone would have the stats of how many students in NYU specialize and in which particular areas that would be most helpful. +pissed+
 

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I volunteer at a University OMFS clinic, there are 3 or 4 NYU grads that are OMFS residents, mind you they only accept 2 residents a year for the 6 yr program, so I don't see how going to NYU would kill your chances of specializing.
 

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Of course going to NYU doesn't kill your chances of specializing if you do well. THere are A LOT of people in the class....so maybe there's even a better chance to specialize if you study really hard. I know NYU grads who went into Pedo, prostho, perio...do your best and you certainly have a chance.
 

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This is a great thread. Being a dentist is all about making money and being a specialist, so you don't end up being one of those loser GP's only making $120,000 a year.
Bill, I respect your posts, but WTF??
 

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Bill, I respect your posts, but WTF??
Sorry, Shawn. I think seeing the same question--"can I specialize if I go to XXXXX Dental"--over and over again is starting to get to me.
 

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I have not done a double blind emperical study on this, but I'll go out on a limb and project with all most 100% certainy that being removed from either NYU or Harvard dental school for academic reasons prior to obtaining a DDS/DMD degree will seriously reduce one's chances to specialize in dentistry.

Now back to the meaningful world. The Dean of the UW Dental School got her DDS at NYU and went on to specialize in periodontics. I agree with those who believe that the outcome for anyone going to any US dental school will be based largely on individual effort and aptitude.
 
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Originally posted by groundhog

Now back to the meaningful world. The Dean of the UW Dental School got her DDS at NYU and went on to specialize in periodontics. I agree with those who believe that the outcome for anyone going to any US dental school will be based largely on individual effort and aptitude.
I completely understand what you are saying. On the other hand if NYU produces 1 orthodontist a year out of 250 (maybe even 350) students that's not a statistic I want to be part of. That's why I'd like to see some hard numbers on this issue
 

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Originally posted by aphistis
Sorry, Shawn. I think seeing the same question--"can I specialize if I go to XXXXX Dental"--over and over again is starting to get to me.
Join the club Bill, I feel the same way.

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On the other hand if NYU produces 1 orthodontist a year out of 250 (maybe even 350) students that's not a statistic I want to be part of.
Are you for real? Here's proof that the specialization bs on this boards is beyond insane at this point.
 

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NYU is a great school. Hell it has a good reputation in the Medical Sciences. I was just concerned whether they dropped students. I have gotten enough feedback. The school is awesome...so much diversity, GREAT clinical experience, friendly faculty etc. As far as specializing goes it will probably be your National Board Scores, Experience in that particular Speciality and your grades in Dental School. These would probably be some of the main deciding factors in getting into a speciality program.
 

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Originally posted by speter33
I completely understand what you are saying. On the other hand if NYU produces 1 orthodontist a year out of 250 (maybe even 350) students that's not a statistic I want to be part of. That's why I'd like to see some hard numbers on this issue
I've been looking at residents for postdoctoral programs from various schools. It seems to me there is no pattern as to which schools tend to place the best because they vary each year. To the extent that I've seen of any possible pattern is that certain state schools tend to accept their own graduates in their postdoctoral programs.

Also I've managed to stumble across an NYU grad check under residents 2005.
http://www.dental.umaryland.edu/dentaldepts/orthodontics/residents.html

Orthodontics tend to have residents featured on their website more than other departments.
 

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Are you for real? Here's proof that the specialization bs on this boards is beyond insane at this point.
No kidding. Just don't disappear when you graduate, Griffon--SDN needs all the voices of calm reason it can find. :D
 

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Originally posted by aphistis
This is a great thread. Being a dentist is all about making money and being a specialist, so you don't end up being one of those loser GP's only making $120,000 a year.
Bill,

I usually agree with your posts, but this one really pissed me off. I mean, I would never write anything of this nature, and cannot believe that even you would stoop to this level.

Toodles,
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Zurich, my impression is that Bill was being sarcastic. I feel exactly like he does in the comment he made. As a dental student reading through all the pre-dental "I need to specialize" posts, it really feels like sometimes the pre-dents think that only losers would be general dentists and you must specialize if you will ever rise above being only a mediocre general dentist. Bill was pointing out that general dentists do really well too - you don't have to specialize to make it in dentistry.

When you start dental school, you'll see exactly what Bill & I have been talking about and maybe not be so pissed off about some advice from the upperclassmen.
 

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Bill,

I usually agree with your posts, but this one really pissed me off. I mean, I would never write anything of this nature, and cannot believe that even you would stoop to this level.

Toodles,
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Ryan,

Griffon is exactly right in the post immediately preceding this. I was being 100% sarcastic, and the specialize-at-all-costs mentality on this board aggravates me to no end. I can't wait till I'm practicing general dentistry in three years.
 

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Originally posted by aphistis
Ryan,

Griffon is exactly right in the post immediately preceding this. I was being 100% sarcastic, and the specialize-at-all-costs mentality on this board aggravates me to no end. I can't wait till I'm practicing general dentistry in three years.
I was being sarcastic as well? Apparently, the whole toodles thing didn?t give it away like I thought it would . You guys are right though, sorry if my humor was misplaced.
 

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Are you even in dental school yet??????????


hey Bill is that a picture of u and your girl????
 

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hey Bill is that a picture of u and your girl????
It certainly is. She's a real dish. :cool: :D Plus, she'll be paying the bills between this December and when I graduate. Whatta woman, I tell ya.
 

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Originally posted by hockeydentist
Are you even in dental school yet??????????

Na. I'm interviewing right now. Sorry for the outrageous title of the thread but I wanted to get everyones attention. I was and still am looking for the hard numbers of NYU students that specialize
 

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Man I wish I could find me a sugar momma that would help me throughout school. What is she like 19 or 20 something, real hot. And she is willing to put up with you for 4 years while your in school. MMMMMMM

good luck speter33, hope you find what your looking for? try calling NYU. Since your from the NYU area why don't you visit the school.

I'm sure if you visit you would be showing some stong intrest in the school, who knows that might help your application. Then you could get the hard facts from the dean of student affairs or even asking students at the school as well about how many students speacilize.
 

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Man I wish I could find me a sugar momma that would help me throughout school. What is she like 19 or 20 something, real hot. And she is willing to put up with you for 4 years while your in school. MMMMMMM
Hah, thanks! She just turned 21. She'll be an actuary after she graduates next year, so maybe she'll make all the money and I'll just pull teeth a couple days a week for fun. :D
 
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