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 DepartmentsPeriodontics & Endodontics     August 30, 2014  

Dr. Sebastian Ciancio, Chair

University at Buffalo
State University of New York
School of Dental Medicine
250 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006

Phone: (716) 829-3848
FAX: (716) 829-6840
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Department of Periodontics and Endodontics

Periodontics: Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.

Endodontics: Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions

The comprehensive mission of the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics is :

  • To prepare predoctoral dental students in the art and science of Periodontology and Endodontics to meet and exceed the standards necessary for accreditation by the American Dental Association.
  • To educate dentists to becomc dental specialists in the field of Periodontology and Endodontics for academic, research and clinical careers.
  • To advance knowledge in Periodontology and Endodontics through research and community service.
  • To educate and facilitate the continuing education of dental professionals in practice.


As a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo is committed to discovery, both basic and applied research, development and scholarship particularly related to oral health and disease.


The tradition of practicing dentists taking time to teach is as old as dentistry itself; the central role of practitioners as faculty is as old as the earliest organized dental schools.



Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through our comprehensive accredited programs.


The complete classroom-to-clinic experience provided by Oral Diagnostic Sciences supported by several specialty care clinics including one associated with the Center for Orofacial Pain Research.
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In addition to steady activity in our laboratories and clinics, students and faculty are preparing and submitting abstracts for the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.
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For nearly five decades, the School of Dental Medicine has been a national leader in the science behind oral health.
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