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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

DDS program at the School of Dental Medicine provides students with the basic science training, clinical expertise, and analytical skills necessary to attain the highest level of proficiency as a practitioner. 
The University at Buffalo four-year DDS curriculum educates our students to become strong clinicians and compassionate health care providers. During these four years, students work both their class cohort and faculty to obtain skills required to deliver comprehensive oral health care.  
Our DDS Class Profile percentages change here and there. Our Admissions Committee admits students on an individual basis, not by category. We conduct a holistic review on applicants based on their own merit and what they contribute to our Dental School.
In order to be considered for the 4-Year DDS Progam at the University at Buffalo, applicants must meet our admission requirements.  
The School of Dental Medicine currently admits approximately ninety individuals into the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program as first-year students. The DDS program requires four years of full-time study. There is no provision for part-time study.  The DDS program does not accept transfer students from other dental schools.

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If you need help financing your education, U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens should apply for federal financial aid by filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  online. The FAFSA application is required for any student wishing to apply for federal aid including all federal loans. The FAFSA collects the students household financial information to determine their eligibility for all of the federal financial aid programs.
Life as a dental student is not only about academics, but it's also about your well being. The UB School of Dental Medicine encourages students to balance their academics with co-curricular activity. We offer various opportunities to engage outside the classroom.
UB was a private university from 1846 until 1962, when it merged with the State University of New York system. The already mature University at Buffalo was a direct beneficiary of New York’s aggressive investment in public higher education, and grew in size and ambition at a remarkable pace. This public-private heritage has endowed the university with a special character: Its strong professional schools give it the organizational profile of many eastern private universities, while its public charter gives it the spirit of many of the nation’s land-grant institutions.
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