​Valhalla, NY – There were a lot of bright smiles recently when Senator Terrence Murphy presented Ronnie Myers, DDS, Dean and Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York College with a check for $1.5 million. Joining in celebration with Dean Meyers was Dean Robert Amler, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President of Government Affairs for New York Medical College, as well as a group of Touro’s first-year students.

“Touro College is the first new dental school in New York in 50 years. I’m proud to partner with them to help train the next generation of dentists,” said Senator Murphy. “The college has services for families, special needs children, and has opened its doors to veterans. There are students here not just from New York, but also from around the world. Touro College is the epitome of what working together is all about.”

Dr. Meyer said, “We’re passionate about educating dentists and providing them with the latest tools and equipment. This money will go a long way in helping us continue our mission of providing excellent dental care to people in the Hudson Valley.”

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College incorporates the hallmarks of a high-quality education with a focus on public health and serving the local community – and is aimed at graduating expertly trained, compassionate dentists, equipped to practice in the 21st century. Touro Dental Health, a teaching practice of the Touro College of Dental Medicine, provides excellent, affordable dental care services to the public. Touro Dental Health has 81 dental treatment stations, and features the most advanced dental technologies available, including digital impressions, digital treatment planning, 3D imaging, implant surgery, and endodontic microscopy, allowing patients to benefit from greater precision, comfort, and efficiency during treatment.