Health Center Contact
Dr. Marco Rouman
Chief Dental Officer
Name of Training Site
Crescent Community Health Center
What is the mission of your training site?
Crescent Community Health Center provides high-quality, respectful and affordable medical and dental care to improve the health and well-being of our community.
What types of dental services can I expect to perform?
Residents at Crescent will work with experienced and highly skilled faculty to perform a wide array of dental procedures within the scope of general dentistry, except for implant placement and orthodontics. Residents will be responsible for managing their own cases from start to finish. They will be responsible for diagnosis, treatment planning and actual treatment of patients assigned to them under faculty guidance and supervision. Residents will have ample opportunities to perform complex surgical and restorative procedures including challenging prosthetic cases. They will also have the opportunity to work closely with our dental faculty, medical providers and pharmacists while managing medically compromised and special needs patients as part of our multi-disciplinary team approach. They will learn how to incorporate the principles of evidence-based dentistry to their daily clinical activities, while integrating biomedical concepts into their treatment decisions.
- Complex restorative procedures
- Removable Prosthodontics
- Fixed Prosthodontics
- Oral Surgery
What types of technologies can I expect to use?
- Intraoral scanners
- Milling machine
- Digital radiography
- Rotary Endodontics
What is the patient population?
Patients served are primarily white, with approximately 30% identifying within a racial/ethnic minority, 17% of which identify as black/African American, 10% as Hispanic and 3% as Pacific Islanders. According to our 2020 data report, half of the patients surveyed for social determinants of health identified financial burden as a barrier to care. All age groups are represented within our patient population.
What is life like outside of the training site?
Iowa is known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. It is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in total area and the 31st most populous of US States. It has been listed as one of the safest US states to live in. Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The city lies at the junction of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area. It offers a wide range of activities and events from hiking, boating, fishing and biking to music, art and fine dining. Living in Dubuque offers residents a dense suburban feel.
Data from 2019 reported a poverty rate of 11.2% (percentage of people with incomes below the poverty level of $25,926 for a family of four) in the state. 27.3% of the population is African American, 14.5% Asian American, 17.3% Latino, 31.7% Native American, and 9.7% White. NYU Langone Dental Medicine and its health center affiliates help to ensure equitable and affordable dental care while enhancing and honing the skills of postdoctoral dental practitioners.
Will residents have the opportunity to restore and/or place implants at your training site?
This is not a service we currently offer.
Will residents treat children in your training site?
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