Leadership and Administration

Interim Dean Ruhl.

Interim Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Martha Boyer.

Human Resources Officer

Dr.Mary Bush.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Neil Dengler

Assistant Dean, Senior Director for University Advancement

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

James M. Harris, MA, MBA, MPH

Assistant Dean and Interim Compliance Officer

Pamela Jones, PhD

Associate Dean for Advanced Education

Lynne Karlsen, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Keith L. Kirkwood, DDS, PhD

Centennial Endowed Chair, Senior Associate Dean for Research

Gunther Kohn

Chief Information Officer

Michael R. Markiewicz, DDS, MPH, MD, FACS

Feagans Endowed Chair, Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs

Edward Morrison

Assistant Dean and Chief Marketing Officer

Ramtin Sadid-Zadeh, DDS, MS

Assistant Dean of Digital Technologies


Eugena Stephan, DMD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
325 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006

Phone: (716) 829-2836
Email: sdm-dean@buffalo.edu

School of Dental Medicine At A Glance

Faculty and Staff: 527 (including volunteers)
Alumni: 5,700
Academic Departments: 7

Founded: 1892
Interim Dean: Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD
Student Body: 408 DDS, 120 Advanced Education

Degrees and Programs:

  • DDS
  • Advanced general dentistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Endodontics
  • General practice residency
  • Oral biology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery/MD
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Oral sciences
  • Orofacial pain/TMD
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics