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Orthodontics

Through orthodontics, practitioners help provide children, adults and seniors with straighter teeth and healthier smiles. At UB, the Department of Orthodontics trains dental students and offers clinical care.

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Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training

The Department of Orthodontics has a predoctoral and postdoctoral component. The postdoctoral program includes two tracks which, although not mutually exclusive, have different professional and educational objectives.

The first of these, the postgraduate course, is the clinical training activity of the department. All six entering students must be accepted into this program before they may apply for admission to the Graduate School for the second program, which culminates in the Master of Science degree. This is a full-time 36 month program which leads to a Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics.

Continuing Dental Education

The Orthodontics Department is involved in a variety of continuing education programs available through the School of Dental Medicine.

Information for Patients

If you, your child or someone you know needs braces or other orthodontic care, we encourage you to learn more about our affordable services available through UB Dental.

Our Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Thikriat Al-Jewair

Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director

Department of Orthodontics

140A Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6190

Email: thikriat@buffalo.edu

Ilaf Al Mawaldi

Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinic Director

Department of Orthodontics

137 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3899

Email: ia6@buffalo.edu

Scott Conley

Department Chair

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6189

Email: rsconley@buffalo.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Stephen Aszkler

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: aszkler@yahoo.com

Rebecca Falsafi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: drfalsafi@gmail.com

Rodney Littlejohn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: rlittle5@rochester.rr.com

Stephen Warunek

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6191

Email: warunek@buffalo.edu

Volunteer Faculty

Albert Cavallari

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: lkptortho2@yahoo.com

Ming-Yu Chen

Visiting Professor

Department of Orthodontics

Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2871

Email: mingyuch@buffalo.edu

Kathryn Rand

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: randbraces@hotmail.com

Marlin Salmon

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: dr.salmon@hotmail.com

John Tibbetts

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: drjrtibbetts@gmail.com

John Whiteman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: jreewhiteman@roadrunner.com

Brian Willison

Lecturer

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: briwillison@greatlakesortho.com

Douglas Wright

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: dfwright@buffalo.edu

Emeritus

Paul Ziarnowski

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: pz@buffalo.edu

Staff

Laura Badach

Receptionist

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: lebadach@buffalo.edu

Denise Boivin

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

RuthAnn Bruno

Receptionist

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: rbruno@buffalo.edu

Lynn Fleck

Keyboard Specialist II

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2871

Email: lfleck@buffalo.edu

Katherine Gugino

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: kag3@buffalo.edu

Nancy Merkle

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2872

Email: nbmerkle@buffalo.edu

Karen Spates

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: spates@buffalo.edu