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NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Chief of Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Rawle F. Philbert


Dr. Rawle F. Philbert is the Chairman of the Department of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and the Program Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program at the same institution. In addition, Dr. Philbert is the Director of Dental Services at two satellite clinics: Morrisania and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Centers.

Dr. Philbert graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry with honors and recognition of distinction. He completed his post-graduate oral and maxillofacial surgical residency at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, attending assignments at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (now Montefiore North), St. Barnabas Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, North General Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. He also maintained a private practice before joining the staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Dr. Philbert is a member of numerous professional organizations and holds academic appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

With leadership responsibilities in a wide range of local and national organizations, he was elected to serve as the president of the New York Chapter of the American College of Dentists, appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and appointed as an OMS Residency Training Program Accreditation Site Surveyor and Board Examiner. He just completed three terms as president of the medical/dental staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. In June, he was elected as Secretary of the New York Dental Associates-PAGNY.

During his professional tenure at Lincoln, Dr. Philbert received many prestigious awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Auxiliary and The Doctor of the Year Award from the Health and Hospital Corporation.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Dental Services:

During the past 12 months, Dr. Philbert and the Lincoln Dental team have been involved in a full-scale transformational process specifically designed to increase access to dental and other types of care for patients in the downtown Bronx community. The process has involved team collaboration, staff education, an increase in the number of general practice and OMS residents, adjustments to the appointment template for each provider and the expansion of dental services to Morrisania and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic Treatment Centers. The recently established Saturday clinic not only provides additional hours for patients and enables the facility to accommodate the increasing volume of patients.