A wide range of interdisciplinary training, informational, and
support options are available to students among the various
facilities and resources throughout the campus and surrounding
area, as indicated below.
Every project in a mentorship program has an emphasis on
publishing—the “currency” of science—with a
view toward high-impact journals
Did You Know?
It has been determined that the human body contains more
bacteria than cells of its own.
Did You Know?
The bone loss in periodontal disease is due almost entirely to
the exaggerated host immune response elicited to fight oral
Did You Know?
Oral biology research at UB has provided provocative evidence
that oral diseases such as periodontal disease can contribute to
the initiation or progression of such systemic diseases as
myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, and
We all learned from each other—students, postdocs and
faculty alike. Our journal clubs were pretty intense. My classmates
went on to very distinguished academic/research careers. We were
taught to be intellectually rigorous and unafraid to try new
Calogero Dolce (’96)
The Oral Biology program met all my needs. They were very, very
accommodating. There was a diversity of people there. Everything
that you needed was there. If you had a problem, you could always
go to another faculty member to get your question resolved. There
was a lot of different expertise.
Jenny Sun (’08)
Dr. Edgerton is trying to encourage all of us to think for
ourselves and lead us to the correct way. We talk daily. I like
this department a lot. The students, the faculty—everybody
knows everybody else. We always talk together, what is going on
with your research. It’s kind of a big family, and the
faculty is very easygoing.
Keith Kirkwood (’97)
A lot of my training and views on clinical periodontics
especially are based on my experiences in Oral Biology in Buffalo.
The program allowed me to seek training outside the department
because I wanted different expertise.
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.
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.
In addition to steady activity in our laboratories and clinics,
students and faculty are preparing and submitting abstracts for the
annual meeting of the International Association for Dental
Research. Read more...
The complete classroom-to-clinic experience provided by Oral
Diagnostic Sciences supported by several specialty care clinics
including one associated with the Center for Orofacial Pain