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. 

Inspiring program 2022 award.
Inspiring program 2023 award.
Insight into diversity award 1.
Insight into diversity award.

Our Office

Our EDI team, led through the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, includes faculty and staff representing every department, student representatives from DDS, advanced graduate and international dental programs, and community members. Together we are assessing equity, diversity and inclusion across UB SDM and implementing systems, policies, and activities to meet our short-, medium-, and long-term goals.

Our Programs

From Destination Dental School, our award-winning pathway program for underrepresented students, to curriculum that explores structural and systemic inequities and oral health outcomes, to professional development and mentoring programs for faculty and staff, we are taking steps to ensure all members of our community succeed and thrive. 

Our Resources

We are guided by evidence-based practices and policies. We have compiled EDI resources from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York System and beyond to support members of our SDM community and the patients whom they serve.

Report an Adverse Incident

The School of Dental Medicine does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or mistreatment in any form. If you have experienced or witnessed unprofessional or inappropriate behavior, intolerance, violence, or illegal discrimination, we recommend you report these incidents. Your report ensures a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.