Student Information

Student Name

Christa Gamboa




Internship Information

Company/Organization: New York Smile Institute

Mentor(s):Pamela Stern, Chardai Lyde

Topic of Internship


Background Information

The New York Smile Institute, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, is run by a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing their patients with personalized and gentle care while perfecting smiles. Most people would agree that a personís smile plays a big role in overall appearance, and patients are able to feel confident and love their smiles at the New York Smile Institute. The New York Smile Institute staff provides their patients with information specific to a patient's oral health needs. With its constantly advancing technology, the institute is able to generate more sophisticated ways of performing commonly practiced dental procedures. The New York Smile Institute was founded by Dr. Dean Vafiadis in 1991 as a small general dental health care practice, but later expanded into the prestigious practice it is today.

Summary of Internship

The New York Smile Institute is a high-end dental clinic devoted to providing dental care through performing various dental procedures such as cleanings and flouride treatment, dental implants, porcelain cosmetic inlays, composite filings and restorations , denture placements, root canals and bridge placements. I was able to learn so much in such a small amount of time because everyone was so welcoming. I learned different sets of skills from performing different occupational tasks, from acting as a receptionist to a dentist. I spent a lot of time confirming appointments and a lot of time observing procedures as well. This experience was great and I would definitely recommend it to anyone pursuing dentistry.

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