Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

School of Dental Medicine Students.

We at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine embrace diversity and strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, where our students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel empowered to achieve their greatest potential. It is part of our mission to enhance recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented minority students, faculty, and staff, to address disparities in oral health and health care, and to train clinicians who are equipped to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities.

Throughout the School of Dental Medicine - through policies and programs, training and curriculum, and recruitment and admissions - we are fostering an environment of inclusive excellence. It is our collective responsibility, to our students, to our faculty and staff, and to our patients, to ensure quality oral healthcare for all. 

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  • 7/2/21
    Guiding our work is a leadership team comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to the School of Dental Medicine's mission to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, where our students, faculty, staff, and patients of all backgrounds can achieve their greatest potential.
  • 3/19/21
    Future dentists must be prepared to meet oral healthcare needs of our increasingly diverse communities. Through a pipeline program, outreach programs, events, trainings, and curriculum, we are creating innovative programming that will ensure the diverse needs of all our patients - at UB and in the community - can be met.
  • 4/6/21
    The University at Buffalo and the School of Dental Medicine are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are guided by evidence-based practices and policies - resources we use in our commitment to inclusive excellence in research and education.