Zen Dentistry

Compassionate Care. Technical Excellence.

Touro College of Dental Medicine

Dr. Christopher Walinski Bio

Dr. Walinski is an Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Course Director for Lasers in Dentistry, and a Clinical Practice Leader at Touro Dental Health. He has been an author, inventor and innovator in Laser Dentistry for over two decades and has authored a text on laser dentistry that has been translated into 10 languages.

Dr. Walinski is the Executive Director of the World Clinical Laser Institute, and is a Founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. He is a Diplomate and Past-President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and is past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Laser Assisted Dentistry.

In addition to his teaching role at TCDM, Dr. Walinski is an Adjunct Professor at Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine, and the National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, emphasizing dentistry using lasers and other minimally-invasive techniques for procedures like gum disease to cosmetic veneers. He is licensed in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.


Dentistry has undergone exciting changes, and as the 66th dental school to open in the United States, the first new one to open in New York in 50 years, and the first one in the U.S. under Jewish auspices, we’re passionate about educating dentists trained in the most current techniques and methods, ready for the future of dentistry. 

Our new facilities reflect that focus. Located at New York Medical College (NYMC), we have the expertise of a medical, graduate, and public health school faculty, the proximity of New York City, and the affordability of upstate NY.

As a member of the Touro College and University System, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College (TCDM @ NYMC) incorporates the hallmarks of Touro - 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. 

Our Health Mission

TCDM is a teaching and research institution, committed to innovation and diversity. Integrating the principles of Touro’s mission, the hallmarks of the DDS program are a strong academic education and community involvement. Incorporating the Macy Report recommendations, TCDM@NYMC has a basic science curriculum developed in conjunction with New York Medical College’s School of Medicine, an allopathic (MD) medical school.



The mission of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College is to graduate outstanding dental professionals who will utilize a complex knowledge base and sophisticated perceptual skills to deliver excellent health care service to their diverse communities with integrity, compassion, and empathy. The school is dedicated to conducting important educational and clinical research, while providing excellent dental health services to the public.

recent lecture schedule

Touro College of Dental Medicine

"Lasers at TCDM - Of special interest to Cosmetic Dentists"

Faculty Continuing Education Program, Hawthorne, NY - 06 January 2020

Israel Association of Oral Implantology Conference (ICOI)

"A Novel Approach in the Management of Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Diseases"

Tel Aviv, Israel - 22, 23 January 2020

William F. Slagle Dental Meeting

"Lasers in Dental Hygiene for Gum Disease - A Certification Course"

"Lasers in Dentistry: Twenty Years on the Cutting Edge"

Memphis, TN - 6, 7, 8 March 2020

American Dental Education Association Annual Session

National Harbor, MD - 14, 15, 16, 17 March 2020

Academy of Laser Dentistry Annual Conference

San Diego, CA - 2, 3, 4 April 2020

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

"Lasers in Dentistry Two Day Hands-on Certification Course in Cosmetic Dentistry"

Including the removal of porcelain crowns and veneers using lasers

Columbus, OH - 17, 18 April 2020

WCLI Europe Forum

Barcelona, Spain - 29, 30 May 2020

WCLI Full Day Program

Scottsdale, AZ - 13 June 2020