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 EducationAdvanced EducationAbout UB     July 31, 2014  

About the University at Buffalo

 

UB was a private university from 1846 until 1962, when it merged with the State University of New York system. The already mature University at Buffalo was a direct beneficiary of New York’s aggressive investment in public higher education, and grew in size and ambition at a remarkable pace. This public-private heritage has endowed the university with a special character: Its strong professional schools give it the organizational profile of many eastern private universities, while its public charter gives it the spirit of many of the nation’s land-grant institutions.

 

As a comprehensive research institution, the University at Buffalo supports faculty working at the forefront in such diverse fields as earthquake damage mitigation, the neurophysiology of hearing, assistive technology for the elderly and disabled, the application of artificial intelligence for document recognition and analysis, the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, structural biology, photonics, and many others. Expenditures of external grant funds for research at UB in 1997–98 exceeded $120 million.

 

The School of Dental Medicine is located on the university’s South Campus, in the northeast corner of the City of Buffalo. The university’s main campus for most of the twentieth century and now in the final stages of becoming its health sciences campus, the South Campus is connected to the city center and the waterfront by Buffalo’s light rail line. Along with the School of Dental Medicine, the South Campus is the home of the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health Related Professions, as well as the future home of the School of Pharmacy. Also on the South Campus, the Health Sciences Library provides a world-class support facility for the research and academic activities of UB’s health sciences schools. The university’s North Campus, located three miles away from the South Campus, houses most of UB’s non–health sciences divisions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The UB Smile Team promotes dental education and provides free oral health care in areas of the world that lack adequate access to treatment. 

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Each year, volunteers guide hundreds of children through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic and to dental cleanings and treatment at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's annual "Give Kids a Smile Day."

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Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA) is a SDM organization administered by dental students and dedicated to providing care to underserved areas. Students and faculty deliver much needed dental treatment to such locations as Appalachia, Belize, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico and Vietnam and as well as in the Buffalo area.

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Since 1997 the School of Dental Medicine has operated a mobile dental unit (MDU) serving Chautauqua County in Western New York. The MDU averages approximately 3,100 patient visits per year. 

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