Being a dentist is one of the best jobs in the United States — and the world.

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Top Ranked Job in America

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The 2019 U.S. News & World Report rated dentists #4 in The 100 Best Jobs in America. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an exclusive mix of factors. Dentists were also ranked:

  • #2 in The Best Health Care Jobs
  • #3 in The Best Paying Jobs

Why Become a Dentist?

According to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), there are as many reasons to be a dentist as there are dentists. It is a career that provides plenty of rewards and challenges as well as an opportunity to help people and make communities healthier places.

University at Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental Group

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The University at Buffalo’s ASDA (American Student Dental Association) Chapter is committed to engaging pre-dental students with ASDA so that they can experience member benefits as early as possible. All ASDA Buffalo pre-dental activities are entirely organized and run by dental student volunteers. This gives pre-dentals a unique opportunity to learn from students who have recently been in their shoes. Faculty and administrators also often appear at events to share their opinions and answer questions.

Contact a UB Dental Student

Would you like to learn more about dental school from one of our current students? If so, please email us.

> Email UB’s ASDA Pre-Dental Group

Which Dental School is Right For You?

Picking the right dental school is an important decision. The ADEA website lists every US and Canadian Dental School. Prospective students should consider many factors when deciding where to apply including curriculum, cost, clinic, and student life.

Pre-Health Advisement

Review the University at Buffalo Pre-Health Advisement Webpage, and learn more about the application process for dental school. 

Meet Our Students

"Don't give up! It's a great profession. There will be tough times in undergrad and dental school where you feel like giving up. You have made it this far, if you really want this career you can do it!!" 
"If dentistry is something that interests you, get involved in the field early, whether its assisting or shadowing. I felt that the time I spent in dental offices prior to dental school really opened my eyes to the profession." 
"Although it seems cliché, my advice to students interested in dentistry is to never give up. We work in a profession where things will inevitably go the way you don't anticipate. This applies not only to book work, but also to dealing with patients and doing actual dentistry. It's important to keep a proactive mindset throughout this whole crazy process." 
"Don't shy away from or give up on opportunities just because they may not fit into the typical pre-dental student mold. Everyone has a different path to Dental School and seeking out experiences that you are excited about will always express your most authentic self. "
"Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do it. I was interested in dentistry early in undergrad until someone told me how hard it was to get in and my grades weren't good enough and I canned the idea all together. After graduation my opportunity came back around when I began working as a dental assistant and decided that no matter how hard it was I was going to do it, and here I am, halfway done with dental school!"
"Jump right in! Get involved early, whether it’s shadowing or assisting, these activities can provide valuable insight into the profession. Finding a good mentor doesn’t hurt either."  

Connect With Us


Watch our student run youtube channel "Dental Impressions" to learn about the different stories of our students and hear about their experiences applying to dental school! Watch the next video here


The Daily Rinse is a student run YouTube channel, which focuses on educating pre-dental students to help prepare for dental school. Watch the next video here.               

Dental Impressions Instagram Page!

Follow the Dental Impressions Instagram page to see the daily life of a dental student. 

The Chronicles of the UBSDM

Click here to browse photos of UB D1 student life.                                           

ASDA Pre-Dental Instagram Page!

Follow the UBSDM ASDA Pre-Dental Instagram page to see upcoming pre-dental news and events!