Mission, Vision and Values

Aerial photo of Squire Hall.


Create an inclusive and diverse environment, fostering research and clinical training to improve oral health in our own community and the world.


Shape the future of oral health through research, education and clinical care.


The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is rooted in core values that foster thriving academic, research and clinical care environments. We are committed to those values in everything we do to fulfill our mission to define the future of oral health care.

  • Belonging. We foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Respect & Integrity. We provide a safe, ethical, professional, socially responsible and collaborative environment for all.
  • Mentorship. We prepare and support oral health leaders to succeed in a global society.
  • Discovery & Innovation. We apply the highest standards of knowledge in evidenced-based clinical care while exploring new scientific frontiers.
  • Excellence. We achieve optimal oral health education and patient care. 

See Our Mission and Vision In Action

UBSDM Mission Statement Related to Diversity and Inclusion

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is committed to the University at Buffalo’s mission to promote diversity and a climate welcoming of a diverse faculty, staff and students and to foster and sustain a working and learning environment where each member of the community can succeed.

To promote this mission and to ensure that issues of harassment, discrimination and accommodation are addressed in a timely and effective manner that does not tolerate retaliation, the UBSDM encourages faculty, staff or students who are in need of assistance in this regard to contact the University at Buffalo Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 716-645-2266 or diversity@buffalo.edu.