"There is an ever-expanding need for practicing dentists to fully understand the business side of health care, whether they are in solo practice or corporate owned offices. A more efficiently run practice can translate into better and potentially more affordable service to the public." - Charles N. Bertolami, Dean of NYU College of Dentistry
While the DDS and MBA degrees typically require six years of study when pursued independently, the dual degree program takes only five years. The first two years are spent at the College of Dentistry, and they last three years are divided between the College of Dentistry and Stern.