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School of Dental Medicine

Continuing Education

Custom Programs

Individualized Advanced Education Program (IAEP)

The UB Individualized Advanced Education Program (IAEP) offers customized didactic, clinical and research opportunities tailored to the needs of licensed dentists seeking advanced knowledge. As such, the program is a Continuing Dental Education offering and does not result in any type of degree.  Dentists from the US or other countries can enroll for as little as 1 month or as long as twelve months depending on goals and interests (programs with hands-on patient care are limited to three months/90 consecutive days.)   These are NOT college credit-bearing, certificate or degree programs.

Accepted applicants pay a minimum monthly fee of $2,690 for a specific program designed and administered by UB School of Dental Medicine faculty. 

Participation is subject to faculty availability. We cannot guarantee faculty will be available at any given time to oversee a program.

Since these programs are tailored for the individual, they can include one or more of the following areas: Research  ·  Biomaterials · Endodontics · Implant Dentistry · Periodontics · Prosthodontics · Orthodontics. Programs are designed by faculty based on your application.

Applicants with J1 Visa:

  • Didactic and/or research programs only with no student hands-on patient contact  (J-1 Visa does not allow patient contact) 

All other applicants:

  • Didactic and clinical practice with patient care or contact, limited to 3 months/90 consecutive days (unless the candidate has a NYS dental license.) If international, dentist-must be licensed; must have an F1 (with or without OPT extension) or Hb1 Visa

Fees and Certification
Following completion of the program, a Certificate of Participation is provided from Continuing Dental Education.  Tuition starts at $2,690.00 per month. For participation in clinical activities, there are additional daily fees that cover liability insurance and clinical costs.

To Apply:  Mail completed application (download form) with supporting documents.

UB CDE, 327 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214 

Or email aphalen@buffalo.edu

Remediation

The UB School of Dental Medicine offers professional remediation to dentists and dental hygienists to address North East Regional Board testing requirements, State Board of Education requirements, or Office of the Profession rulings. These courses are individualized for you to address specific needs or directives. Courses are developed to proved certification of completion of an agreed course of study. Upon needs assessment, faculty are identified to direct the course. Tuition is determined by the number of contact hours required and the nature of the remediation. The dentist or hygienist is then put in direct contact with the faculty to make arrangements that are mutually convenient. The goal is to provide a positive learning experience for the dental professional. All inquiries and courses are handled in strict confidence.

For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Fadi Ayoub ayoub@buffalo.edu

NERB Review & Preparation Programs A & B

A. Restorative Care This course is designed to prepare the NERB candidate that has attempted but has not successfully completed the Restorative exercise of the licensing exam. The course is for candidates who want to practice preparations and restorations but do not require patient care. The course includes the opportunity for up to 5 days of practice. This course is available on an individual basis since faculty are specifically identified to meet the needs of the candidate. The NERB candidate will have the opportunity to maintain and improve skills as it pertains to cavity preparation and restoration of Class II amalgams and Class III or IV anterior restorations. The candidate will also have the opportunity to review patient charts for appropriate board cases.

B. Simulated Patient Treatment Clinical ExerciseThis course is designed to prepare the NERB candidate that has attempted but has not successfully completed the manequin exercises of the licensing exam. The course includes the opportunity for up to 5 days of practice. This course is available on an individual basis since faculty are specifically identified to meet the needs of the candidate. The NERB candidate will have the opportunity to maintain and improve skills as it pertains to the prepared porcelain fused to metal abutment, the prepared cast metal crown abutment, the simulated fixed partial denture restoration and/or the Endodontic procedure.

For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Fadi Ayoub ayoub@buffalo.edu