It is essential that the School of Dental Medicine's programs foster an environment of inclusive excellence. Future dentists must be prepared to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities. Through a pipeline program, outreach programs, events, trainings, and curriculum, we are creating innovative programming that will ensure the diverse needs of all our patients - at UB and in the community - can be met.
Destination Dental School (DDS) is an intense gateway experience for underrepresented minority undergraduate students interested in a career in dentistry. The goal of the program is to encourage and increase the number of talented underrepresented students who pursue a career in dentistry. DDS helps prepare participants through hands-on experiences with faculty mentors, dental students and community leaders.