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 EducationAdvanced EducationOrthodontics, MS and Certificate     July 4, 2015  

M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

3435 Main Street

Buffalo, New York 14214-3008 

(716) 829-2845 

Dr. Paul Ziarnowski, Chair

Fall 2016 Applications will be accepted: May 20 - September 1, 2015

Interviews will be held Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12.  

This advanced dental education program for the specialty of Orthodontics is a three-year program preparing our graduates for a career in clinical and/or academic orthodontics.  Residents will be exposed to extensive clinical and research experience with teaching requirements.  A Masters research project is required for those individuals who have not previously completed a Masters Degree.  A successful ABO Board certification is mandatory.

Travel opportunities for courses offered outside of the department’s curriculum are encouraged and, in some cases, required.  To broaden the learning experience, a medical teaching model is expected, whereby senior, junior, and first-year residents work as teams in conjunction with the faculty.  Independent thinking with mutual respect is strongly encouraged.

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The orthodontic clinic belonging to the School of Dental Medicine of the University at Buffalo fills a number of educational, as well as therapeutic, functions.  The clinic provides the Western New York public with high quality orthodontic care according to the standards demanded by the American Board of Orthodontics.  The orthodontic patients are treated by the residents in the Orthodontic Department under the care of highly skilled specialist orthodontists. 

The orthodontic clinic provides the residents with a valuable opportunity to apply the latest treatment techniques while also providing the patients under their care with treatment that is of the highest caliber. 

The clinical course of instruction is designed to satisfy all of the requirements that make the orthodontic residents eligible for certification as a specialist with the American Board of Orthodontics.

The postgraduate residents admitted to the orthodontic program are expected to demonstrate a high level of clinic proficiency and professionalism of the highest standard.  At the end of the three-year course, the residents are expected to graduate with a certificate in specialist orthodontics in conjunction with a Masters Degree in the same discipline. 

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Orthodontics Program accepts application materials through the American Dental Education Association, Postgraduate Application Support Service (PASS). This service enables applicants to send an original copy of most application materials to PASS for distribution to all the programs that the applicant selects. PASS must receive application materials by September 1, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission. Information and application materials for PASS can be obtained from:

ADEA PASS 1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036-2212 800.353.2237 or 202.667.1887 Fax: 202.667.4983

https://portal.passweb.org/


SUNY @ Buffalo Orthodontics Department does NOT participate in Match.



ALL APPLICANTS:

1. On-line

PASS Application

2. $50.00 non-refundable application fee paid on

UBePay

3. Three Letters of Evaluation (Institutional/Faculty Evaluations) to ADEA PASS (do not send directly to the school) One letter must come from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated. The other two letters may be from academic faculty.

4. Official DDS transcripts or foreign equivalent to ADEA PASS (do not send directly to the school)

GRADUATES of US or CANADIAN DENTAL SCHOOLS (optional for international graduates)

5. Submit a photo (2" x 2" is acceptable) to the following address:

Ms. Lynn Fleck

Orthodontics Admissions

140 Squire Hall

University at Buffalo

School of Dental Medicine

Buffalo, NY 14214

6. NBDE Scores reported in ADEA PASS Application (Official score report NOT required; do not send directly to the school): Part I score is required; Part II score is required prior to start of program

7. GRE Score reported in ADEA PASS Application (Official score report NOT required; do not send directly to the school)

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (in addition to the requirements listed above):

8. TOEFL Score reported in ADEA PASS Application (Official score report NOT required; do not send directly to the school). Score must be at or above minimum of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) or better obtained within eighteen months of the application deadline.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact:

Ms. Kristin Yager

Advanced Education Admissions Coordinator

Orthodontics Program

School of Dental Medicine

University at Buffalo

315 Squire Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214-8006

Telephone: (716) 829-2839

E-mail: sdmpg@buffalo.edu

 

 

 

 

Almawaldi, Ilaf

137 Squire Hall 

 

645-3899

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:ia6@buffalo.edu

Aszkler, Stephen

140B Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:saszkler@yahoo.com

 Bajestan, Mona 136 Squire Hall   829-3518
        Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of           Orthodontics
        E-mail:bajestan@buffalo.edu
     

Cavallari, Albert P.

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:lkptortho2@yahoo.com 

Falsafi, Rebecca

140B Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:drfalsafi@gmail.com

 


 

Guan, Guoqiang

140A Squire Hall 

 

829-6190 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director, 

Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:gguan@buffalo.edu

 


 

Littlejohn, Rodney

140B Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:rlittle5@roadrunner.rr.com

 


 

Rand, Kathryn

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:randbraces@hotmail.com

Salmon, Marlin

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:dr.salmon@hotmail.com

Tabbaa, Sawsan

140C Squire Hall 

 

829-6192 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:tabbaa@buffalo.edu

Tibbetts, John

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:drjrtibbetts@gmail.com

Warunek, Stephen P.

140B Squire Hall 

 

829-6191 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:warunek@buffalo.edu

Whiteman, John

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:jreewhiteman@roadrunner.com

Wright, Douglas

140 Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:dfwright@buffalo.edu

Ziarnowski, Paul

140D Squire Hall 

 

829-2845 

 

Associate Chairman, Department of Orthodontics

E-mail:pz@buffalo.edu

 

CLASS of 2016

Dr. Mindy Altemose
Dr. Ayed Alqahtani
Dr. Huiyan Guan
Dr. Brian Kurtzner*

Dr. Hussain Marghalani
Dr. Briklin Nielsen

Dr. Pamela Ortiz                  

CLASS of 2017
Dr. Ashley Acevedo
Dr. Lina Alhorabi
Dr. Douglas Henick 
Dr. Kevin Manzella*
Dr. Valerie Snodgrass 

Class of 2018

Dr. Majd Hasanin

Dr. Brian Hohlen

Dr. Sarah Kaplan

Dr. Connie Lai

Dr. Rawan Nagshabandi

 Dr. Xing Zhu

*  Class President





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