Squire Hall Renovation

Renovation of the school’s dental clinics — Western New York’s largest oral health care center and the site of more than 55,000 patient visits per year — is in the final planning stages.

With an additional $11 million investment, the clinic renovation will include new dental operatories, cabinetry and flooring to create a more contemporary and efficient dental education and patient care center.

This historic $25 million investment in the school’s future will strengthen student and patient recruitment efforts through greatly improved teaching and patient care environments.

Because of the magnitude of the project and the need to maintain clinic operations during the construction, full replacement will likely take three years, with roughly one floor completed each year.

Preclinical Simulation Laboratory

Phase I of the Preclinical Simulation Laboratory renovation is making great progress and is on track for early February completion.

  • Asbestos abatement is complete after receiving a clean report back from the monitoring company
  • Demolition is well underway
  • Heating and cooling systems will be replaced in the preclinical areas
  • There is a significant amount of planning work underway for the procurement of simulators, equipment and supplies, and for a smooth transition into the new space

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Provost are providing a significant amount of funding toward replacing the operatories; we very much appreciate their support and recognition of the importance of these investments in the School of Dental Medicine.

The Joseph and Stephanie Mucha Patient Welcome Center

We are working with UB Facilities to schedule the start of design and planning discussions for the new Joseph and Stephanie Mucha Patient Welcome Center. This Welcome Center is made possible by Mrs. Stephanie Mucha’s generous donation of $1,000,000 to the School of Dental Medicine.

Student Lounge and Alan J. Gross Learning Center

learning center.

Students can learn new skills — or just relax with their friends — in the new student lounge and Alan J Gross Learning Center.

Conference Room Updates

New audio/visual equipment and furniture in 326 Squire — one of our conference rooms — will make the room even more conducive to meetings and teaching activities for students, faculty and staff.

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
Interim Dean: Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD
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