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Restorative Dentistry

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is the largest and most comprehensive unit in the School of Dental Medicine, and includes the Division of Operative Dentistry and the Division of Prosthodontics.

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About Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Operative dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases to the teeth (fillings).

Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with restoring severely broken down teeth (crowns and bridges) or restoring the dentition on individuals who have permanently lost their teeth (complete dentures or removable partial dentures).

Our Mission: Teaching, Service and Research

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is committed to the School’s mission to continue to improve the well-being and oral health of the community. We meet this goal by:

  • Providing a stimulating environment to educate dental students, graduate students, residents, dentists and other dental professionals
  • Providing direct comprehensive restorative clinical services
  • Conducting oral health research and other scholarly activity
  • Developing future leaders of the profession in education, research and organized dentistry

In addition, we help ensure that the next generation of dentists will excel in their professions, and will be life-long learners who are prepared to provide excellent preventative and general dentistry by providing patient-centered comprehensive dental care after they graduate.

Prosthodontics Certificate and Advanced Education Programs

Our faculty are highly involved in advanced education programs, including the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, and the postdoctoral certficiate program in advanced prosthodontics. 

Our Faculty and Staff

Gary Alexander

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: gja3@buffalo.edu

Gillian Alexander-Hazboun

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: gba2@buffalo.edu

Sebastiano Andreana

Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: andrean@buffalo.edu

Donald Antonson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs; Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

315 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6006

Email: antonson@buffalo.edu

Hema Arany

Clinical Instructor HS

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Latifa Bairam

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235K Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: lrbairam@buffalo.edu

John Balikowski

Dental Technician

Department of Restorative Dentistry

220 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: johnbali@buffalo.edu

Frank Barnashuk

Clinical Assistant Professor/Director AEGD Prog.,

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: fb2@buffalo.edu

Mark Barone

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mbarone4@buffalo.edu

Carla Beneduce

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: cb7@buffalo.edu

Gerald Benjamin

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (518) 583-1116

Email: drb-benjsmile@nycap.rr.com

Dennis Blair

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: dbdds@buffalo.edu

James Blake

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Jessica Blakely

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jjblakel@buffalo.edu

Robert Bochiechio

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rb@buffalo.edu

Kevin Bolger

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: kevinbol@buffalo.edu

Ronald Boyd

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: ronaldbo@buffalo.edu

Jane Brewer

Chair, Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235G Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: brewer@buffalo.edu

Robert Buhite

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235H Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rjbuhite@buffalo.edu

John Buscaglia

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jcb29@buffalo.edu

Erin Busch

Dental Technician

Department of Restorative Dentistry

224

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: erinbusc@buffalo.edu

Mary Bush

Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: bushma@buffalo.edu

Albert Cantos

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: acantos@buffalo.edu

Karen Collura

Office Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: kcollura@buffalo.edu

Debra Costantino

Dental Technician

Department of Restorative Dentistry

220 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: debracos@buffalo.edu

Genene Crofut

Clinical Instructor (HS)

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: gcrofut@buffalo.edu

David Croglio

Clinical Assistant Professor,

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: dcrogli@buffalo.edu

Selene Czach

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: selenecz@buffalo.edu

Elizabeth D'Angelo

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: eeh3@buffalo.edu

Kevin D'Angelo

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: drkd@aol.com

Peter D'Arrigo

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: darrig@buffalo.edu

Frances DePlato

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: fdeplato@buffalo.edu

Peter DeRose

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: peterder@buffalo.edu

Lauren Devantier

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: lcd@buffalo.edu

Brendan Dowd

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235A Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: bddds@buffalo.edu

Robert Dowrey

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rdowrey@buffalo.edu

Edward Dwyer

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: eadwyer@buffalo.edu

Samir El-Chehabi

Clinical Assistant Professor,

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: sec@buffalo.edu

Marshall Fagin

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: fagi@buffalo.edu

Deb Falter

Implant Treatment Coordinator

Department of Restorative Dentistry

327 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: falter@buffalo.edu

Paula Flynn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

225D Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: pcflynn@buffalo.edu

Gyula Forgo

Research Project Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3940

Email: glforgo@buffalo.edu

Donald Freeman

Account Clerk

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: donaldfr@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Froebel

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: kapela@buffalo.edu

Joseph Gambacorta

Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs; Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

325 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jeg9@buffalo.edu

Davis Garlapo

Emeritus Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235N Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: dgarlap@buffalo.edu

Chester Gary

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: gary@buffalo.edu

Upoma Guha

Clinical Assistant Professor,

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: guhau@buffalo.edu

Patricia Haberman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: haberman@buffalo.edu

Donald Hanavan

Instructional Support Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

224 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hanavan@buffalo.edu

Violet Haraszthy

Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215J Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: vh1@buffalo.edu

Patrick Hart

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235R Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hart@buffalo.edu

Tawfiq Hazboun

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: thazboun@buffalo.edu

James Hoddick

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hoddick@buffalo.edu

Joshua Hutter

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jthutter@buffalo.edu

Anastasia Katsavochristou

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Henna Khanijou

Research Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hennakha@buffalo.edu

Hyeongil Kim

Associate Professor/Director PG Pros Program

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215G Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hik@buffalo.edu

Jeonghyeon Kim

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jk353@buffalo.edu

Sung Tae Kim

Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: stkim2@buffalo.edu

Seungyee (Nina) Kim-Pusateri

Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222D Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: sk37@buffalo.edu

Michael Korale

Clinical Insructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mkorale@buffalo.edu

Anthony Kritkausky

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: nrk1@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Kuracina

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235R Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: kuracin@buffalo.edu

Allana Langen

Research Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: alangen@buffalo.edu

Sandra Law

Dental Hygienist

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Phone: (716) 829-3845

Email: sblaw@buffalo.edu

Kenneth Lee

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: kenlee@buffalo.edu

Maciej Lis

Research Project Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: lis@buffalo.edu

Lindsey Ludtka

Office Assistant I

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2863

Email: leludtka@buffalo.edu

John Maggio

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235R Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jjmaggio@buffalo.edu

Michelle Mai

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mmai2@buffalo.edu

Delia Manke

Director of Dental Laboratory Services

Department of Restorative Dentistry

224 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3500

Email: deliaman@buffalo.edu

Michael Marrone

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: marrone2@buffalo.edu

Peter Mascari

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: pmascari@buffalo.edu

James Matteliano

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: jmatteli@buffalo.edu

Rianna Mayou

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

ECHM

Kenneth McHenry

Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

225G Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: krmc@buffalo.edu

Terrence McLean

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

225F Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: trmc@buffalo.edu

Maryam Mobarhan

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mobarhan@buffalo.edu

Edward Monaco

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222C Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: edwardjr@buffalo.edu

Michael Moore

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mgmoore@buffalo.edu

Nancy Mufalli-Miller

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mufalli@buffalo.edu

Gina Muto

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: ginamuto@buffalo.edu

John Nasca

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: nasca@buffalo.edu

Hoang-Cam Nguyen

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: hoangcam@buffalo.edu

Kendra Olomo

Dental Assistant, UDPS

Department of Restorative Dentistry

310 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3552

Email: kendraol@buffalo.edu

Carol Parker

Laboratory Technician

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3940

Email: clparker@buffalo.edu

Mindy Paticoff-Weinman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mp1@buffalo.edu

Joel Paull

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Pamela Pellerite

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: pp1@buffalo.edu

Michael Pignato

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: mpignato@buffalo.edu

Lynne Pokigo

Clinical Research Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

231 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3284

Email: lynnepok@buffalo.edu

Andrew Privitera

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: app1@buffalo.edu

Christopher Pusateri

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235P Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: pusateri@buffalo.edu

Dana Keblawi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

225E Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: dqeblawi@buffalo.edu

Christopher Ralyea

Research Project Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Phone: (716) 829-3940

Email: ccralyea@buffalo.edu

Beth Reilly

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: reilly@buffalo.edu

Joseph Rumfola

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rumfola@buffalo.edu

Ferdinand Ruocco

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: ruocco@buffalo.edu

Meaghan Ruocco

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Camila Sabatini

Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215H Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: cs252@buffalo.edu

Ramtin Sadid-Zadeh

Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rsadidza@buffalo.edu

Elizabeth Schisa-D'Angelo

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Ronald Schwartz

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rls5@buffalo.edu

Lata Shenoy

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

225D Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: shenoy@buffalo.edu

Bernadette Sinibaldi

Dental Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: bs12@buffalo.edu

Nick Sniatecki

Office Assistant

Department of Restorative Dentistry

235 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: ns64@buffalo.edu

Benita Sobieraj

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222E Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: bs3@buffalo.edu

Bryan St Marie

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Patricia Starring

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

222F Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: starring@buffalo.edu

Eugena Stephan

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: stepha@buffalo.edu

Roderick Stewart

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Zachary Teach

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: zateach@buffalo.edu

James Trzaska

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: trzaska@buffalo.edu

Jill Uebelhoer

Assistant to the Chair

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215N Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6396

Email: jgu@buffalo.edu

Joseph Worth

Dental Technician

Department of Restorative Dentistry

224 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2027

Email: jjworth@buffalo.edu

Robert Yetto

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: ryetto@buffalo.edu

Miyoung Yoon

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: myoon4@buffalo.edu

Ronald Zielin

Clinical Instructor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rzielin@buffalo.edu