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 EducationDDS ProgramCombined Degree Program (BS / DDS)     October 22, 2016  

DDS Program



BS/DDS Combined Degree Program

The BS/DDS combined-degree program is a seven-year program developed with several colleges across New York State. Designed for individuals who have a clear career focus prior to entering college, the program allows students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a doctor of dental surgery degree in seven years.

The UB School of Dental Medicine has Combined Degree Programs with the following schools:

  • Canisius College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Niagara University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Siena College
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • University at Buffalo
  • Utica College

Students apply to the BS/DDS combined-degree program through the participating undergraduate school.  Students at all schools complete the first three years of the program at the undergraduate institution and the last four years at the School of Dental Medicine.

Students are awarded the BS degree by the participating undergraduate school upon the completion of at least 120 credits, certain other requirements, and the undergraduate program certifies that the work completed fulfills the combined bachelor's degree expectations. Students mus major in Chemistry or Biology.

For detailed information about admission requirements, application procedures, and program requirements, contact the participating undergraduate institution.

Canisius College

Mr. Phil Ciallela

Admissions Counselor
Undergraduate Admissions
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Dr. Allyson Backstrom
Canisius College

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

Le Moyne College

Ms. Nicole M. Richardson

Admission Counselor
LeMoyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214

Dr. Beth Pritts

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Chair Health Professions Advisory Committee

LeMoyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214

Niagara University

Dr. William H. Cliff

Pre-Health Advisement Program
B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences – Room 202
P.O. 2032
Niagara University, NY 14109

St. Bonaventure University

Dr. Monica Thomas

Assistant to the Dean & Director of Franciscan Health Care Programs
219 De LaRouche
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

St. Lawrence University

Dr. David E. Hornung

Dana Professor of Biology and Chair of Health Careers Committee
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617

Siena College

Dr. Betsy Brookins

Biology Faculty/Health Professions Advisor
Siena College
Morrell Science Center 034L
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

SUNY Fredonia

Mr. David J. Steiner

Assistant Director of Admissions
SUNY Fredonia
Fenner Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063

SUNY Geneseo

Mr. Kevin Reed

Interim Director of Admissions
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle

Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Robert O’Donnell

Integrated Science Center 355
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

University at Buffalo

For General BS/DDS Program Information:
Office of Prehealth Advising
109 Norton Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260
Email: &

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
12 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260-1660
716-645-6900 or 1-888-UB-ADMIT

Utica College

Ms. Jessica Nelson

Director of Enrollment Operations
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

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