Picture of student walking at Squire Hall.

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.

125 Years of Discovery, Education and Service

Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through our comprehensive accredited programs:

  • DDS
  • Masters degrees in:
    • Biomaterials
    • Oral sciences
    • Orthodontics
  • PhD degree in:
    • Oral biology
  • Certificates in:
    • Advanced general dentistry
    • Endodontics
    • General practice residency
    • Oral and maxillofacial surgery/MD
    • Oral and maxillofacial pathology
    • Orofacial pain/TMD
    • Orthodontics
    • Pediatric dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics

Education programs are provided to some of our 5,700 alumni and others through Continuing Dental Education offerings.

UB was the first Oral Biology PhD program in the US.

Part of the Association of American Universities (AAU)

As a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo is committed to discovery, both basic and applied research, development and scholarship particularly related to oral health and disease. Efforts are facilitated through our collaborations within UB especially among the four other schools (nursing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, medicine and biomedical sciences, and public health and health related professions) that comprise the Academic Health Center. This rich environment offers students and faculty an extraordinary opportunity to partner in multidisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activity.

Serving the Community

Downtown campus.

Every year, we see more than 140,000 visits by patients seeking comprehensive, emergency or specialty oral health care. Patients can access care through our general and specialty clinics (located both in Squire and Foster Halls on UB’s south campus and within the Erie County Health Mall located at 1500 Broadway), at faculty practice plans, partner hospital locations, and at our mobile dental van in Chautauqua and Allegheny counties.

As part of our community outreach, our faculty and students provide education and care to the public at schools, health fairs and community clinics locally and internationally. These outreach efforts improve healthcare access, while providing additional educational opportunities to our students.

UB Dental is the largest Medicaid provider in the region making us the safety net for the WNY community.