Center for Precision Dental Medicine

The Leading Edge of Education and Clinical Care

As the College of Dental Medicine enhances and modernizes its programs, it has expanded and reconfigured the fifth floor of Vanderbilt Clinic to provide additional state-of-the-art simulation and clinical care space. The new facility has 48 operatories, dedicated teaching spaces, and technology to advance data sciences, precision dental medicine, and precision education. It is contiguous with the seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-floor patient care clinics, where dentists-in-training work with expert faculty to provide comprehensive, affordable care.

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Fact Sheet

Project Location: Vanderbilt Clinic, 622 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032

Client: College of Dental Medicine

Project Program: Develop a new state-of-the-art facility that will incorporate the College of Dental Medicine’s expansion, modernization, and enhancement of its programs.

Project Scope:

The scope of work included asbestos abatement; demolition of the existing spaces; installation of new partitions, floor coverings, ceilings, and office furniture; and the construction of 48 new dental operatories and new ADA restrooms. New data and telephone infrastructure were installed as well as integrated audio visual equipment to support digital dentistry. New electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were installed and tied into the base building infrastructure. Additionally, mechanical system upgrades included the replacement of all horizontal distribution ductwork and the replacement of the existing air handling unit.

Project Area: 16,000 square feet

Special Features and Highlights

  • Custom-designed partitions to allow access to both left-handed and right-handed practitioners
  • Custom-designed computerized dental chairs
  • RFID dental cabinets

Architect: Jeffrey Berman Architect, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates

Structural Engineer: Severud Associates Consulting Engineers

Commissioning Agent: Colliers International

Contractor: ACC Construction

Completed: 2017

Media Coverage


For questions about the construction and the work of Capital Project Management, please contact Dejan Bratun, assistant director for Capital Project Management, at

For media inquiries and questions about programming, please contact Anna Spinner, communications director for the College of Dental Medicine, at