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About the School

Step through our doors on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo and you will participate in a continuum bridging discovery, education and service to our community.

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: DDS, certificates in advanced general dentistry, endodontics, general practice residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery/MD, oral and maxillofacial pathology, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics; and Masters degree in biomaterials, oral sciences and orthodontics; and the first Oral Biology PhD program in the US. Education programs are provided to some of these 5700 alumni and others through Continuing Dental Education offerings.

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. Efforts are facilitated through our collaborations within UB especially among the 4 other schools, nursing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, medicine and biomedical sciences, and public health and health related professions, that comprise the Academic Health Center.  This rich environment offers students and faculty an extraordinary opportunity to partner in multidisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activity.

Service to the community results in over 140,000 annual visits by patients seeking comprehensive, emergency or specialty oral health care each year to our general and specialty clinics located both in Squire and Foster Halls on UB’s south campus, at partner hospital locations and at our mobile dental van in Chautauqua county. We are the largest dental Medicaid provider in the WNY region and our lower costs make us an affordable option for those who can partner with us in educating our students. Reaching out, our faculty and students provide education and care to the public at schools, health fairs, and community clinics locally and internationally. 

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Office of the Dean
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
325 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006