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.

Dana Keblawi.

Dana Keblawi, DDS, MS, FACP

Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
225E Squire Hall
(716) 829-6367

Jessica Scates.

Jessica Scates, EdM

Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives
338 Squire Hall
(716) 829-2984

Wendell Carmona.

Wendell Carmona, DDS

Program Director, Destination Dental School
Managing Clinical Director, Aspen Dental

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair

Director, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics


140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6190

Dian Chinkit-Wells .

Dr. Dian Chinkit-Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor

Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: mc30@buffalo.edu

Dr. Alfonse J. Gambacorta

Clinical Assistant Professor

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ajg1@buffalo.edu

Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker.

Dr. Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3551

Richard hall.

Dr. Richard E. Hall


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: rhall@buffalo.edu

Dana Keblawi.

Dr. Dana Keblawi

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Restorative Dentistry

225E Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6367

Email: dqeblawi@buffalo.edu

Stefan Ruhl.

Dr. Stefan Ruhl


Oral Biology

213A Foster Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6073

Email: shruhl@buffalo.edu

Joseph Rumfola.

Dr. Joseph L. Rumfola

Clinical Assistant Professor

Restorative Dentistry

215 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: rumfola@buffalo.edu

Othman Shibly.

Dr. Othman Shibly

Assistant Professor

Periodontics and Endodontics

250 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3845

Email: shibly@buffalo.edu


Katrina Delaney

Dental Assistant

Clinical Affiars

107C Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2723

Email: kld4@buffalo.edu

Denise Kennedy.

Denise Kennedy

Operations Manager

Academic Affairs

315 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2830

Email: denisek@buffalo.edu

Jessica Scates.

Jessica Scates

Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

School of Dental Medicine

338 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2984

Email: jmscates@buffalo.edu


Haba Abdullah.

Haba Abdullah

Resident: Temporomandibular Disorder and Orofacial Pain Program

Anusha Atique.

Anusha Atique

D1 Dental Student

Bushra Azhar.

Bushra Azhar

D2 Dental Student; Editor in Chief EDI Threads Newsletter

Brian Cruz.

Brian Cruz

D3 Dental Student; Treasurer, Hispanic Dental Association; Pre-health Chair, Student National Dental Association

Arian Johnson.

Arian Johnson

D4 Dental Student; Diversity Chair, Student National Dental Association; Founder, UB Destination Dental School

Anisa Tocillo.

Anisa Tocilla

D3 Dental Student; ASDA Liaison

Community Member

Dr. Elaine Hennie-Megna