David Lewis

"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."  

Hometown: Coram, New York

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania

If you were stranded on an island what dental instrument would you choose to have and why?

Lab Knife -- not only is it essential in pre-clinic, but would be great for food prep and building shelter.

What has been your favorite class in dental school so far?

Gross Anatomy – it was an incredible learning experience, one that I consider a privilege and will never forget. 

Why UB School of Medicine?

From the moment I interviewed at Buffalo, I knew this school would be a great fit. From the outstanding faculty and administration to the camaraderie among students, I really appreciated the family environment. UB has a solid reputation and balance between academics and extracurricular activities. 

What student organization(s) you are part of?

Student National Dental Association, Dental Student Research Group, Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance.

What is your favorite tooth?

#30 – at this point, I can crown prep this tooth in my sleep!

What is your advice for students interested in dentistry?

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.