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 EducationDDS ProgramDoctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)Program DetailsInformatics     September 14, 2014  

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Computing Initiatives in the Clinic and Beyond

If a school's level of IT (information technology) sophistication is important to you, you will be comfortable at UB. The School of Dental Medicine is regarded as a world leader in dental informatics.

Our electronic clinic-information system supports students, faculty, and staff by managing data about appointments, treatment plans, patient encounters, patient progress, and student evaluation. Other IT-related resources include the school’s intranet website, online board-review sessions, and a student-managed website.

Beginning in 2001, the school added notebook computers to the incoming first-year class instrument/supply purchase. These computers are used for accessing first-year coursework, textbooks, and related learning materials, most of which are available on DVD.

Another aspect of the school's IT leadership is reflected in its development of software for use by other health-professions schools. More than forty health-professions schools use admissions- and curriculum-management software developed by our staff. In 2000, we released new online course-assessment software for "real-time" evaluation of teaching programs.


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.



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 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.


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


Since 1997 the UB Dental has operated a mobile dental unit (MDU) serving Chautauqua County in Western New York. The MDU averages approximately 3,100 patient visits per year. Information call 716-560-5127.



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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