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Upoma                          Guha

Upoma Guha 

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Esthetic Dentistry; Fixed Prosthodontics; Operative Dentistry

 

Education and Training:
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • BDS, Dentistry, University of Dhaka (2009)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, SUNY at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Resident, Department of Operative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina (2012–2015)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina (2012–2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of of Public Health, University of South Carolina (2011–2012)
  • Secretary, Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC), Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina (2011–2012)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of of Public Health, University of South Carolina (2011)
  • Dental Intern, South Carolina Dental Center (2011)
  • General Dentist, Bangladesh Dental College and Hospital, Bangladesh (2009–2010)
  • Dentist and Researcher, Department of Dentistry, Bangladesh Institution of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorder (BIRDEM), Bangladesh (2009)
Awards and Honors:
  • UB Individual Development Award (2016)
  • Freedland Advanced Dental Education Fellowship, University of North Carolina. (2014)
  • Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, ‘Best in Session’ award, Atlanta, Georgia. (2014)
  • Spurgeon Dental Society Best Teaching Assistant award, UNC School of Dentistry. (2013)
  • The International Student Spotlight, University of South Carolina. (2012)
  • Dental College Merit Scholarship, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (2005)

Research Expertise:
  • Dental Education Research, Digital Dentistry Incorporation in DDS Curriculum
  • Dental Erosion and Nutrition: Looking into contributory factors of extrinsic erosive challenges from behavioral perspective.
  • Nano Materials for Restorative Dentistry
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • December 2016–December 2017
    William M. Feagans Endowed Chair Funding
    University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000


Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (2016–present)
  • International Association for Dental Research (2015–2016)
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry (2012–present)
Presentations:
  • "Erosion Potential of Popular Vegetable Juice" American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Annual Conference, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics (2016)
  • "Faculty calibration perspective to improvise standardized education system within dental school" 2016 Academy of Operative Dentistry Annual Meeting, Academy of Operative Dentistry, CAMBRA session (2016)
  • "Erosion Potential of Popular Vegetable Juice" 103rd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, Hinman Dental Society, Table Clinic (2015)
  • "Erosion Potential of Popular Vegetable Juice" UNC Academic Research Conference, UNC Chapel Hill, Poster (2015)
  • "Etching and Water Storage Affect Self-Etch Porcelain Repair Systems" 2015 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, IADR/AADR/CADR, Poster (2015)
  • "Erosion Potential of Commercially Available Bottled Drinking Water" 64th American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, AAFP, Poster (2015)
  • "Erosion Potential of Popular Vegetable Juice" 31st Annual Dental Research in Review, UNC Chapel Hill, Poster (2015)
  • "Characterizing Dental Erosion Potential of Beverages and Bottled Drinking Water in Bangladesh" Fourth International Conference on Chemical Engineering 2014, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Poster (2014)
  • "Experiences and perspective as an international women dentist" American Academy of Women Dentist Seminar at UNC, UNC AAWD, AAWD (2014)
  • "Potential Erosive Tooth Wear by Bottled Drinking Water" 102nd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, Hinman Dental Society, Poster (2014)
  • "Potential Erosive Tooth Wear by Bottled Drinking Water" Sixth Annual University Research Day, UNC Chapel Hill, Poster (2014)
  • "Potential Erosive Tooth Wear by Bottled Drinking Water" 30th Annual Dental Research in Review, UNC Chapel Hill, Poster (2014)
  • "Toothbrushing Practices Among Pregnant Women in South Carolina" Sixth Annual Women’s Health Research Forum, Sixth Annual Women’s Health Research Forum, Poster (2012)
  • "Determining the Role of Periodontal Microorganisms on Adverse Pregnancy Outcome" Graduate Student Day, University of South Carolina, Poster (2012)
See all (5 more)
Service Activities:
  • Ultradent Key Educator Meeting 2017; University Representative (2017)
  • Poster judge, Student Research Day; Poster judge, Student Research Day, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, March 2, 2017; Judge (2017)
  • Planning and Training for Moog Simodont dental trainer; Hands on training on Moog Simodont dental trainer for planning of ‘Digital Dentistry Course’, University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, February 6th 2017; University Representative (2017)
  • Search committee for pre-clinical laboratory coordinator; Member (2016)
  • Service for DentSim augmented reality dental training; Training on DentSim augmented reality dental training simulator for planning of ‘Digital Dentistry Course’, University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, June 8th and December 20th 2016; Advisor (2016)
  • Faculty visit for training on ‘Virtual Reality Based Dental Education and Curriculum Development’, University of Pennsylvania; Faculty participant as UB SDM representative, workshop on ‘Virtual Reality Based Dental Education and Curriculum Development’, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, October 10th 2016; University Representative (2016)
  • Pre-clinical supply committee for operative dentistry pre-clinical laboratory; Advisor (2016–present)
  • Committee member, Nominating faculty committee; Committee member, Nominating faculty committee, UB School of Dental Medicine, June 2016-present; Member (2016–present)
  • Re-organisation of dental biomaterial research laboratory; The dental biomaterial research laboratory has been re-organised and restored to functional condition. The process started in March 2016 and still in progress.; Moderator (2016–present)
  • Departmental Faculty Calibration 2016; Calibration was performed by Dr. Upoma Guha for all the full time and part time faculties within the department of Restorative Dentistry focusing on operative dentistry field. 4 Sessions of 1.5 hour CE courses were performed on 03/23/2016, 04/01/2016, 04/05/2016, and 04/20/2016 at UB SDM.; Professional Committee (2016)

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Contact Information

215 Squire Hall
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6281
Fax: 716-829-2440
Email: guhau@buffalo.edu


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