Alumni Awards

On Friday, November 5, 2021 the University at Buffalo Dental Alumni Association celebrated the School of Dental Medicine’s alumni and honored guests during our Reunion Dinner Dance Gala at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  We celebrated the reunion classes from the cancelled event in 2020 along with this year’s reunion classes.  It was great to be back together again! 

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2021 University at Buffalo Dental Alumni Association Awards

UBDAA Honor Award

The Honor Award is given to an individual whose enthusiastic and untiring endeavors have helped to promote continued growth, development and success of the UB School of Dental Medicine (UBSDM).

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Frank C. Barnashuk, DDS ’80 

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award is given to the alumnus who best exhibits the following characteristics: unselfishness, concern for others, commitment to dentistry, commitment to and involvement in their community, is of high moral character and is someone who through their actions has distinguished themselves as a leader in their community.

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Joseph E. Gambacorta, DDS ’93 

President’s Award

The President’s Award is given in appreciation for service and outstanding leadership as President.

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Carl M. Embury, DDS ’13 

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of outstanding dedication, commitment and support of the UB School of Dental Medicine and the Alumni Association.

Charles A. Marchetta, DDS ‘79, FACD

Dental Alumni Association Junior Award

Dental Alumni Association Junior Award is presented to a third year student on the basis of scholarship, clinical achievement, personality and participation in the university and other affairs.

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Tyler Laurel was the recipient.

Nominations

The Dental Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for  two very prestigious awards:

Honor Award

This award is given to those whose enthusiastic and untiring endeavors have helped to promote the continued growth, development and success of the UB School of Dental Medicine.

Humanitarian Award

This award is given to the alumnus who best exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Unselfishness
  • Concern for Others
  • Commitment to Dentistry
  • Commitment to, and Involvement in Their Community
  • Is of High Moral Character
  • Someone Who Through Their Actions Has Distinguished Themselves as a Leader in Their Community

Make a Nomination

If you know of an alumnus who is deserving of either honor, please contact:

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Sherry Szarowski

Executive Director & BNDM Coordinator

UB Dental Alumni Association

337 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8006

Phone: (800) 756-0328, x.2; (716) 829-2061; Fax: (716) 829-3609

Email: ss287@buffalo.edu