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Pediatric & Community Dentistry

The Pediatric & Community Dentistry Department provides predoctoral and postdoctoral specialty training and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of the developing dentition of children, adolescents and young adults.

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Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Training Program

This 24-month certificate program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and is located at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Diverse Clinical Opportunities

At UB, dental students have the opportunity to address a complex variety of oral health needs of children throughout Western New York.  Students work with pediatric and adolescent patients in the clinical setting, providing dental services to underserved populations in the community.  The pediatric population of Western New York includes many immigrant and refugee children, often requiring specialized care and translation services.  Students are taught how to care for patients with special healthcare needs, educating them to become comfortable and proficient in clinical procedures on patients with a variety of abilities.  Emphasis is placed on specialty training for patients with medical, mental, physical, and developmental disabilities to ensure that these vulnerable populations are provided with care by our future generations of dental professionals.  Overcoming cultural barriers is a key aspect of achieving optimal patient care, and at UB, diversity is embraced.  

Our Facilities

UB Dental

3435 Main Street
107 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 829-2723

S-Miles to Go Mobile Dental Van

Chautauqua County
866-254-0052 (toll-free)

Information for Patients

If your child or someone you know needs dental care, we encourage you to learn more about our affordable services available through UB Dental. We offer sealants, cleanings and comprehensive dental care for children, including those who are medically or physically compromised.

Our Faculty and Staff

Rachel Anderson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: rma24@buffalo.edu

Hema Arany

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: hemaaran@buffalo.edu

Joseph Bernat

Postdoctoral Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: bernat@buffalo.edu

Victor Bochacki

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: bochacki@buffalo.edu

Kelly Burke

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: ksrose@buffalo.edu

Margaret Certo

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: macerto@buffalo.edu

M. Dian ChinKit-Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: mc30@buffalo.edu

Stacy Cho

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: stacycho@buffalo.edu

Robert Cox

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: rgcox@buffalo.edu

Paul Creighton

Clinical Associate Professor & Interim Chair

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: creighto@buffalo.edu

Jackie DiMartino

Pediatric Dentistry Certificate Program Administrator

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: jmdim@buffalo.edu

Mary Dunn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: dunn@buffalo.edu

Bradley Ecker

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: ecker@buffalo.edu

John Eisner

Associate Professor Emeritus

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: jeisner@buffalo.edu

Tracey Fest

Patient Facilitator

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 479-9740

Email: traceyfe@buffalo.edu

Austin French

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: austinfr@buffalo.edu

Carly Greene

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: greene5@buffalo.edu

Zohra Hasham

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: zshasham@buffalo.edu

Christopher Heard

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: cheard@buffalo.edu

RJ Holland

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: ronnieho@buffalo.edu

Hai Huynh

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: haihuyngbuffalo.edu

Joseph Johnson

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: jej7@buffalo.edu

Elias Kaufman

Associate Professor Emeritus

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: ekaufman@buffalo.edu

Deborah Licata

Outreach Coordinator

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 861-3593

Email: dlicata2@buffalo.edu

Roseann McAnulty

Administrative Assistant

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: rm224@buffalo.edu

Patrick Micaroni

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: pamicaro@buffalo.edu

Amy Nagai

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: amystone@buffalo.edu

Douglas Olson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: douglaso@buffalo.edu

Nicole Ostro

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: nicoleos@buffalo.edu

Suketu Patel

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: snpatel2@buffalo.edu

Vineela Redla

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: vredla@buffalo.edu

Hargun Singh

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: hargunsi@buffalo.edu

Tammy Thompson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: tthompso@buffalo.edu

Mark Trautman

Clinical Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: met@buffalo.edu

Carrie Wanamaker

Clinical Assistant Instructor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: cw72@buffalo.edu

Joel Williams

Resident

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: 716-829-3717

Email: jdw37@buffalo.edu

Juan Yepes

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: juanyepe@buffalo.edu