Leadership

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.

Thikriat Al-Jewair.

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

Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
140 Squire Hall
(716) 829-6190
thikriat@buffalo.edu

Meelin Chinkit-Wells.

Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells, DDS

Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
114 Squire Hall
(716) 829-3717
mc30@buffalo.edu

Jessica Scates.

Jessica Scates, EdM

Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives
338 Squire Hall
(716) 829-2984
jmscates@buffalo.edu

Wendell Carmona.

Wendell Carmona, DDS

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

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Faculty

Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair

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

Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6190

Dian Chinkit-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

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Dr. Alfonse Gambacorta

Clinical Assistant Professor

Oral Diagnostic Sciences

355 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2241

Email: ajg1@buffalo.edu

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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

Professor

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

112 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6230

Email: rhall@buffalo.edu

Stefan Ruhl.

Dr. Stefan Ruhl

Professor

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

Staff

Katrina Delaney

Dental Assistant

Clinical Affiars

107C Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2723

Email: kld4@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

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Karen Spates

Dental Assistant

158 Squire Hall

Phone: 716-829-3227

Email: spates@buffalo.edu

Students

Haba Abdullah.

Haba Abdullah

Resident: Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Program

Anusha Atique.

Anusha Atique

D2 Dental Student

Bushra Azhar.

Bushra Azhar

D3 Dental Student; Editor in Chief EDI Threads Newsletter

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Robert Brown

D4 Dental Student; SmilePride Representative

Brian Cruz.

Brian Cruz

D4 Dental Student; Treasurer, Hispanic Dental Association; Pre-health Chair, Student National Dental Association

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Karishma Mitter

D3 Dental Student; ASDA Liaison

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Farhan Rahman

D1 Dental Student

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Syed Zaeem Raza

D4 Dental Student; International Dentist Program Student Representative

Community Member

Dr. Elaine Hennie-Megna