The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion guides and directors our work. Our team is 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 can achieve their greatest potential.

Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Thikriat Al-Jewair, BDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
140 Squire Hall
(716) 829-6190

Meelin Chinkit-Wells.

Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells, DDS

Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
114 Squire Hall
(716) 829-3717

Jessica Scates.

Jessica Scates, EdM

Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives
338 Squire Hall
(716) 829-2984

Wendell Carmona.

Wendell Carmona, DDS

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

Debra Stamm.

Debra Stamm, PhD

Director, Support, Training, Early-career Enhancement and Retention Program (STEER)
Director, Advanced Education Services
315-E Squire Hall

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair

Director, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics; Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6190

Email: thikriat@buffalo.edu

Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells.

Dr. Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor; Chair, Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Pediatric and Community Dentistry

114 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3717

Email: mc30@buffalo.edu


Dr. Alfonse Gambacorta

Clinical Assistant Professor

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ajg1@buffalo.edu


Dr. Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3551

Email: ymg@buffalo.edu

Richard hall.

Dr. Richard E. Hall


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: rhall@buffalo.edu

Kathryn Kauffman.

Dr. Kathryn Kauffman

Assistant Professor

Oral Biology

617 Biomedical Research Building

Email: kmkauffm@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


Periodontics and Endodontics

250 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3845

Email: shibly@buffalo.edu


Matthew Blum.

Matt Blum

Director of Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs

315 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6425

Email: mhblum@buffalo.edu

Martha Boyer.

Martha Boyer

Human Resources Officer

Dean's Office

325 Squire Hall

Phone: 711, tell operator 645-6875 (TTY)

Email: mmboyer@buffalo.edu

Jessica Scates.

Jessica Scates

Coordinator of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

School of Dental Medicine

338 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2984

Email: jmscates@buffalo.edu


Adity Aggarwal.

Adity Aggarwal

D4 Dental Student; International Dentist Program Student Representative

Anusha Atique.

Anusha Atique

D3 Dental Student Representative; Editor-in-chief: Dental Threads Newsletter

Bushra Azhar.

Bushra Azhar

D4 Dental Student Representative

Hamilton Pennywell.

Hamilton Pennywell

Post-Graduate Resident Year 2


Katherine Gutierrez.

Katherine Gutierrez

D1 Dental Student Representative


Farhan Rahman

D2 Dental Student Representative

Nicholas Servadio.

Nicholas Servadio

ASDA EDI Representative