About the School of Dental Medicine

* overhead picture of Squire Hall on UB South Campus.

At the UB School of Dental Medicine, the future is now. We are proud to share information about our people, our purpose and our passion.

Watch our video to learn how we’re preparing our future dental students.

  • Overview
    With a rich history — and a promising future — the UB School of Dental Medicine plays a critical role in advancing oral health in Buffalo-Niagara and around the world.
  • Mission and Vision
    Read about our mission and vision, and watch a video about UB.
  • Who We Are
    Learn more about the people and offices in the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Message from the Dean
    Read a message from the Dean
  • News and Events
    Discover what’s happening at the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Contact Us
    Get contact information for admissions and other departments within the dental school.
  • Directions
    Most School of Dental Medicine facilities are located in Squire Hall on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus on Main Street near the intersection with Bailey Avenue.
  • About the University
    The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
  • About Buffalo-Niagara
    The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
  • Strategic Planning and Priorities
    At the UB School of Dental Medicine, we are constantly focused on further strengthening our educational programs, research opportunities and community engagement.
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
    At the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, we celebrate the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that our faculty, staff and students bring to our community. We strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, where individuals from all backgrounds feel empowered to achieve their greatest potential. This work cannot be done without collaboration and communication. Our team, led through UB SDM's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, includes faculty, student and staff representatives from across every department as well as community representatives. Our established programs aim to enhance recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented students, faculty, and staff, to support an inclusive learning and working environment and to address disparities in oral health and health care by training clinicians who are equipped to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities. 
  • Social Media Guidelines
    In today's digital age, social media plays a significant role in communication.  It's crucial for everyone associated with the UB School of Dental Medicine to be aware of our Social Media Guidelines.  These guidelines address considerations for our organization, our services, our employees, our partners, and most importantly, our patients.  Before engaging on social media, it's essential to understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) social media rules, as well as our general guidelines and resources.
  • Marketing & Communications
    If you need website support, promotion of your department's events, or promotion of your awards or grants, we're here to help you.   
  • UB SDM Oral History Project-1960-1980
    Beginning in the early 1960s, the then University of Buffalo was merged into the State University of New York System to become the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo}. Until then, the School of Dentistry, which began in 1892, served as a regional school that focused almost entirely on the training of dentists. With the advent of the SUNY era, huge changes ensued, including the hiring of dozens of full-time faculty to serve the expanded mission of the University to provide research, teaching and service to the local, national and international communities. Within a short period, the school's reputation, which became known as the School of Dental Medicine, greatly expanded. The purpose of this project is to tell the story of the transformation of the school into a world-leading institution through stories from some of the people who were hired during this time.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
325 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006

Phone: (716) 829-2836
Email: sdm-dean@buffalo.edu

School of Dental Medicine At A Glance

Faculty and Staff: 527 (including volunteers)
Alumni: 5,700
Academic Departments: 7

Founded: 1892
Dean: Marcelo W.B. Araujo, DDS, PhD, MS
Student Body: 408 DDS, 120 Advanced Education

Degrees and Programs:

  • DDS
  • Advanced general dentistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Endodontics
  • General practice residency
  • Oral biology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery/MD
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Oral sciences
  • Orofacial pain/TMD
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics