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Wellness Programs & Activities

Our Student Wellness Commitee organizes a variety of activites to help students take a break from the academics. Here at UB we offer many services that help students relax from schoolwork and encourage a positive healthy lifestyle.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is offered to give students an opportunity to relax after class. This past semester, it was held after school in a quiet atmosphere. Over forty students received a brief, but effective chair massage. 

Fruit and Healthy Snacks

Fruit is distributed at the Student Cafe and Student Lounge twice a week for the dental students. Bringing fruit to the students helps healthier eating habits and provides snacking alternatives throughout their schoolday. 

Therapy Dogs

Dogs are available to play with during lunch hours for students throughout the academic year. Dogs can help reduce stress; after students visited and played with these puppies they left energized and relieved for their afternoon classes.

Step Out for Wellness

The Step Out for Wellness Challenge helps students ensure they are keeping track of their physical health and well-being by calculating their daily steps. 

Finals Study Break

Finals time is very stressful for all students. Here at UB Dental we offer study breaks with refreshments and a variety of veggies and dip, Greek yogurt, granola bars, and fruit juice. This encourages students to take a wellness break while studying for finals. 

UB Run for Smiles 5K

UB Dental Run for Smiles 5k is a fundraiser race that UB dental students and the community attend to help raise money that goes towards CARES and BOCA programs. This encourages students to promote wellness for a good cause. 

Yoga

Yoga is a very helpful way to keep the mind relaxed. This past semester, 12 sessions of free yoga was offered to help students better their physical and mental health. Yoga allows participants to move around, check in with their bodies and release tension.