Renovation of the school’s dental clinics — Western New York’s largest oral health care center and the site of more than 55,000 patient visits per year — is in the final planning stages.
With an additional $11 million investment, the clinic renovation will include new dental operatories, cabinetry and flooring to create a more contemporary and efficient dental education and patient care center.
This historic $25 million investment in the school’s future will strengthen student and patient recruitment efforts through greatly improved teaching and patient care environments.
Because of the magnitude of the project and the need to maintain clinic operations during the construction, full replacement will likely take three years, with roughly one floor completed each year.
Phase I of the Preclinical Simulation Laboratory renovation is making great progress and is on track for early February completion.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Provost are providing a significant amount of funding toward replacing the operatories; we very much appreciate their support and recognition of the importance of these investments in the School of Dental Medicine.
We are working with UB Facilities to schedule the start of design and planning discussions for the new Joseph and Stephanie Mucha Patient Welcome Center. This Welcome Center is made possible by Mrs. Stephanie Mucha’s generous donation of $1,000,000 to the School of Dental Medicine.
Students can learn new skills — or just relax with their friends — in the new student lounge and Alan J Gross Learning Center.
New audio/visual equipment and furniture in 326 Squire — one of our conference rooms — will make the room even more conducive to meetings and teaching activities for students, faculty and staff.