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.

Latifa Bairam.

Latifa Bairam, DDS

Interim Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Clinical Associate Professor; Chief Clinic Group Leader
235k Squire Hall
(716) 829-32862

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

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Operations
338 Squire Hall
(716) 829-2984

Wendell Carmona.

Wendell Carmona, DDS

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

Debra Stamm.

Debra L. Stamm, PhD, MEd

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

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair



140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6190

Email: thikriat@buffalo.edu

Latifa Bairam.

Dr. Latifa Bairam

Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Clinical Associate Professor; Chief Clinic Group Leader; Interim Chair

Restorative Dentistry

235K Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2862

Email: lrbairam@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. 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


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

Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Operations

School of Dental Medicine

338 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2984

Email: jmscates@buffalo.edu


Marlyce James.

Marlyce James, MEd, RDH, CDA

Dental Hygienist Liaison

National Center on Health, Behavioral Health and Safety


Anusha Atique.

Anusha Atique

D4 Dental Student Representative

Christopher Long.

Christopher Long

SmilePride Representative

Jennifer Okewunmi.

Jennifer Okewunmi

D3 Dental Student Representative

Josephine Itakpe

Advanced Grad Representative

Katherine Gutierrez.

Katherine Gutierrez

D2 Dental Student Representative

Katherine Vega Rojas.

Katherine Vega Rojas

ASDA EDI Representative

Lynn Bashir.

Lynn Bashir

D1 Dental Student

Satyavra Arya.

Satyavrat Arya

International Dentist Program Representative