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Oral Diagnostic Sciences

The mission of the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences is to teach, conduct research, and provide service in the differential diagnosis and treatment of orofacial diseases and disorders.

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About Our Mission

Inherent in our mission is the teaching and application of the principles, scientific bases and techniques that underlie the diagnostic disciplines and the advancement of knowledge in the areas of orofacial diseases and disorders. This implies that emphasis will be given to the use and integration of those biological, behavioral and clinical sciences that are relevant to the differential diagnosis of pathological conditions in the orofacial region — and to the utilization of critical thinking skills in that process.

Comprehensive Educational Programs

We offer both predoctoral and graduate / postgraduate educational opportunities.

Predoctoral Programs

The teaching of The Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences in the predoctoral dental school curriculum encompasses the fields of:

  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • TMD and orofacial pain
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Oral medicine

Graduate and Postgraduate Programs

Our department offers:

In addition, the Department has a strong teaching and research mentoring presence in the University’s Master of Science program in Oral Sciences.

A History of Achievement

Among our current and past members, the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences includes:

  • SUNY Distinguished Professors
  • UB Distinguished Professors
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Dental Medicine
  • Former deans
  • Winners of NSF or NIH grants

Our department was formed in 1994 by merging two full departments (Oral Medicine and Stomatology & Interdisciplinary Sciences) and some faculty from three other departments (Behavioral Sciences, Oral Biology, and Dental Materials).  

Our Faculty and Staff

Maria Abraham

Secretary

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6248

Email: mca4@buffalo.edu

Alfredo Aguirre

Professor; Program Director Oral Pathology

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3553

Email: aguirr@buffalo.edu

Patrick Anders

Assistant Professor, Director of Oral Medicine

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3557

Email: planders@buffalo.edu

Kathlyn Applegate

Clerk I

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

102A Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3002

Email: kma27@buffalo.edu

Robert Baier

Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall, 110 Parker Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3560

Email: baier@buffalo.edu

Graci Bax

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: gracibax@buffalo.edu

Albert Cantos

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Screening

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Department of Restorative Dentistry

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: acantos@buffalo.edu

Joseph Capuana

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: jajc103@yahoo.com

Ramon Cipriano

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Heidi Crow

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3555

Email: hccrow@buffalo.edu

Elaine Davis

Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3726

Email: eldavis@buffalo.edu

Joseph DeLuca

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: jtdeluca@buffalo.edu

Guy DiTursi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: guy.ditursi@med.va.gov

Maureen Donley

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Radiology,

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3558

Email: mpdonley@buffalo.edu

Stuart Fischman

Professor Emeritus

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3556

Email: fischman@buffalo.edu

Leslie Gaines

Secretary

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

106 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-9835

Email: lggaines@buffalo.edu

Amy Gallo

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: als8@buffalo.edu

Alfonse Gambacorta

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ajg1@buffalo.edu

Virginia Gebauer

Keyboard Specialist 1

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: vgebauer@buffalo.edu

Michael Glick

Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: glickm@buffalo.edu

Jeffery Goldberg

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: jig@buffalo.edu

Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3551

Email: ymg@buffalo.edu

Elizabeth Hatton

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Michael Hatton

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Oral Medicine

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2051

Email: hatton@buffalo.edu

Nicole Hinchy

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: nhinchy@buffalo.edu

Laura Iwasaki

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Elizabeth Kapral

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ekapral@buffalo.edu

Theresa Kruse

Staff Assistant

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: tkruse@buffalo.edu

Patricia Kwiatkowski

Research Associate I

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2984

Anthony Lister

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: alister@buffalo.edu

W.D. (Scott) McCall Jr.

Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3559

Email: wdmccall@buffalo.edu

Kimberly McCluskey

Radiologic Technologist

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: kbm2@bufalo.edu

Nancy Merkle

Dental Assistant

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Anne Meyer

Research Associate Professor; Associate Dean For Research, Office of the Dean

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall, 110 Parker Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6244

Email: aemeyer@buffalo.edu

Raymond Miller

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall, ECMC

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: rgmiller@buffalo.edu

Norman Mohl

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ndmohl@comcast.net

Lisa Mruz

Clinical Assistant Professor, MDU

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Mobile Dental Unit

Phone: (716) 560-5127

Email: mruz@buffalo.edu

Vallikanthan Nadarajah

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: vn@buffalo.edu

Mirdza Neiders

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2054

Email: neiders@buffalo.edu

Jeffrey Nickel

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Richard Ohrbach

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall School of Dental Medicine University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3590

Email: ohrbach@buffalo.edu

Seiji Ohtake

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: seiji@buffalo.edu

Joel Paull

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Alan Ruttenberg

Director of Clinical and Translational Data Exchange

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6418

Email: alanrutt@buffalo.edu

Sonia Sharma

Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3809

Email: soniasha@buffalo.edu

Robert Sugarman

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: rcspsi@aol.com

Maureen Sullivan-Nasca

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall, Rosewell Park

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Lakshmanan Suresh

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Jose Luis Tapia

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2538

Email: jltapia2@buffalo.edu

Bobby Jean Taylor

Research Lab Worker

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: bmcclain@buffalo.edu

Nora Townsend

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: nortownsend@hotmail.com

Kimberly Trunzo

Radiologic Technologist

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: krsmith8@buffalo.edu