Nora Townsend

Nora Townsend DDS

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Medicine


Education and Training:
  • Residency, Buffalo General Hospital (1983)
  • DDS, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1981)
  • BS, Education, State University of New York College at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1975)
  • Clinical Instructor, SUNY at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Attending Staff Dentist, Buffalo General Hospital (1983-present)
  • Associate Partner, Suburban Family Dental (2007–2012)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Niagara Falls IAP, 107th Medical Group, New York Air National Guard (1988–2009)
  • Practice Owner, Nora E. Townsend, D.D.S., P.C. (1996–2007)
  • Associate Partner, Abbott, Triolo & Townsend, D.D.S. (1990–1996)
  • Associate Partner, Barzman, Kasimov & Vieth, D.D.S., P.C. (1986–1990)
  • Associate Partner, Abbott & Townsend, D.D.S. (1983–1986)
Awards and Honors:
  • Fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine (2013)
  • Dentist of the Year, New York Air National Guard (1994)
  • National Dean's List (1981)
  • Dean's List throughout educational history (1981)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Lambda Lambda Chapter (1981)
  • National Dean's List (1980)
  • National Dean's List (1979)
  • William Tucker Scholarship Award (1977)
  • Kappa Delta Phi (1975)
  • NYS Regents Scholarship (1971)

Journal Articles:
  • Anders P, Townsend N, Davis E, McCall Jr, W.D.. Observed infection control compliance in a dental school: A natural experiment. American Journal of Infection Control. 2016.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy Of Oral Medicine; Must meet criteria to be a member. Annual Meeting is given in Oral Medicine (2011–present)
  • 107th ANG Officers (1988–2009)
  • Erie County Dental Society (1983–present)
  • New York State Dental Association (1981–present)
  • American Dental Association (1981–present)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (1981–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Society (1981–present)
Service Activities:
  • Eigthth District Dental Society; Nominating Committee; Professional Committee (2014–present)
  • Fellowship Committee for AAOM; Work on the Fellowship test and proctor the exam for the American Academy of Oral Medicine.; Contributor (2014–present)
  • Amherst Lions Club; Volunteer (1988–present)
  • Christ United Methodist Church; Volunteer (1988–present)

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Contact Information

Squire Hall
Room 355
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-2241
Fax: (716) 829-3554

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