International Scholar Program

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Why Choose UB School of Dental Medicine?

At UB, you’ll find a brand new, state-of-the-art Preclinical Simulation Center, patient clinics that offer meaningful clinical experiences outside the classroom, and direct access to international recognized thought leaders in oral medicine.  Our new Advanced Education in Dentistry Implant Center will be completed in the Fall of 2021, we are adding a special needs clinic and we are updating our Advanced Education first floor clinics making the UB School of Dental Medicine an exceptional value.

About the Program

The School of Dental Medicine has established the International Advanced Education Scholar Program with the goal of promoting and improving the level of dentistry at other international dental institutions.  Through this program, dentists or current and future faculty members, supported by their institutions (dental schools, hospitals, and government institutions) can receive advanced education training leading to specialty certificates along with M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees.  To accommodate this program, additional positions have been created beyond those for individual applicants applying through the traditional admissions route.

While this program provides an alternate method of admission, acceptance into the International Advanced Education Scholar Program does not guarantee a certificate and a M.S./Ph.D. degree.  International Advanced Education Scholar students must successfully complete their entire programs at the same level of competency as other students. For questions on this program, please contact Dr Othman Shibly at shibly@buffalo.edu.

Admission Requirements

The School of Dental Medicine accepts few applicants to this program each year. Admission is highly competitive.  The application process is as follows:

Applicants for this program must submit the following:

  • A sponsorship letter from the applicant’s institution supporting his/her admission. Please submit your financial guarantee to jsg23@buffalo.edu
  • An Advanced Education Application form including three letters of recommendation.
  • A Graduate School Financial Form.
  • Evidence of a minimal TOEFL score of 550 (some programs may require higher scores).

Admissions to certificate and research programs (M.S. and/or Ph.D.) are approved by separate committees.  Similarly, successful completion of the certificate and research programs (M.S. and/or Ph.D.) are determined by separate committees both of which must certify completion.

To choose a program and apply:  Click here

Program Cost

Qualified students who have a scholarship or a sponsor will be admitted into certificate specialty program via the International Advanced Education Scholar Program and pay all routine advanced education tuition and fees including the ISP fee of $45,000. Please see below for tuition and fees.

2021-22 Cost of Attendance (COA)

The COA includes Tuition, Broad-Based UB Fees, and Indirect Expenses detailed on the University's Financial Aid page plus applicable Clinical Program Costs COST OF ATTENDANCE
  NY State Resident Out-of-State and International ISP
Degree Programs

Biomaterials, MS

$33,806.00 $45,596.00  

Oral Biology, PhD

$33,806.00 $45,596.00  

Oral Sciences, MS

$33,806.00 $45,596.00  

Clinical programs: Figures here include additional clinical program costs 

Endodontics Certificate

$56,841.00

$68,631.00 $113,631.00

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Certificate

$43,806.00

$55,596.00 $100,596.00

Orthodontics, MS and Certificate

$64,655.00

$76,445.00 $121,445.00

Periodontics Certificate

$61,756.00

$73,546.00 $118,546.00

Prosthodontics Certificate

$59,380.00

$71,170.00 $116,170.00

TMD & Orofacial Pain Certificate

$42,806.00 $54,596.00 $99,596.00

AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry)

$43,806.00

$54,596.00 $99,596.00

Breakdown of Additional Clinical Program Costs (included in the COA above)

Program CMS Fee PG Fee Indirect Program Expenses

International Scholar Program Resident Fee

Endodontics Certificate

$10,000

$11,000 $2,035 $45,000

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Certificate

$10,000

$0 $0 $45,000

Orthodontics, MS and Certificate

$10,000

$9,000 $11,849 $45,000

Periodontics Certificate

$10,000

$9,000 $8,950 $45,000

Prosthodontics Certificate

$10,000

$9,000 $6,574 $45,000

TMD & Orofacial Pain, Certificate

$0 $9,000 $0 $45,000

Clinical Management System (CMS) Fee: Covers dental instrument sterilization, maintenance & replacement, and to support clinic computing costs.

Postgraduate (PG) Fee: Covers expenditures, equipment, computers, instruments, and supplies needed for higher-level course instruction.

Indirect Program Costs: Detailed on each Program's Admissions Page, as applicable.  The COA displayed here includes Year 1 expenses.