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Admissions Overview

Application procedures for each program vary but there are certain steps that relate to all applicants:

1) See the chart and corresponding links below to confirm the deadline and correct electronic application to submit for review by the appropriate admissions committee.  Check the program’s website for other required application materials.
2) Candidates must submit the $50 application fee to each program for which an application is submitted.   Exceptions are the following residency programs: Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and AEGD.

Important Notes:

  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 79 is required.  Programs using the Gradmit application system will accept IELTS scores with a minimum of 6.5 (with requirement that each section has a minimum score of 6.0). UB's school code is 2925.
  • The GRE is required for the following programs: Biomaterials, Oral Biology, and Orthodontics.  UB’s school code is: UB's school code is 2925.


Program Cert MS PhD Application Process Application for Fall 2017 Enrollment
Advanced Education in 
General Dentistry
Oct 15
UB Gradmit
Nov 1
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Biomaterials     UB Gradmit
Feb 1
UB Gradmit
May 15
Spring 2018: Sep 1 (US), Aug 1 (Intl)
Endodontics     PASS Aug 1
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology     UB Gradmit Nov 1
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery     PASS Nov 1
Oral Biology     UB Gradmit Feb 1
Oral Sciences     UB Gradmit Feb 1
Orthodontics   PASS Sep 1
Pediatric Dentistry √      PASS Oct 2
Periodontics  **     UB Gradmit Aug 3
Prosthodontics     UB Gradmit Aug 31
TMD and Orofacial Pain Program √ *     UB Gradmit Dec 1

* Combined with MS in Oral Sciences: conferred simultaneously
** Combined with MS in Oral Sciences or PhD in Oral Biology: conferred simultaneously

NOTE: The SDM Advanced Education academic unit awards multiple degrees and certificates with synchronous conferral; both portions of a multiple-award program are awarded simultaneously at the conclusion of the entire program of study.

The School of Dental Medicine co-sponsors a General Practice Residency program with Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Information about the program and application procedures are outlined on RPCI's website.  

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Expenses, 2017-2018 (exact costs may vary, depending on program)


Please e-mail questions to the Advanced Education Admissions Coordinator


The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine adheres to the University at Buffalo's Statement of Non-Discrimination. The full statement may be viewed as published on the University's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website.