2021-2022 BOCA Gala

February 26, 2022


6:00pm - 7:30pm - Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction

7:30pm - 8:15pm - Dinner

8:15pm - 9:15pm - Live Auction

9:15pm - 11:00pm - Dance Floor

About the Event

  • The BOCA Auction is the organizations' largest fundraising event of the year!
  • The student organizations's goal is to interact with and help communities in Buffalo and abroad with their dental needs.
  • The money raised from this event helps fund participation in various Remote Area Medical [RAM] and BOCA-International events.
  • For example, supplies required to participate in outreach events come from auction dollars.
  • Join Join UB Dental and Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA) to celebrate the past year of providing free dental care and improving the oral health of those in need!
  • Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music while bidding on silent auctions, live auctions, and more.

Pictures from 2019 Event

BOCA Gala Includes:

  • Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Themed food stations
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Live Music

Who's Invited?

All SDM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families are invited to attend!

Examples of Previous Years Live Auctions

  • Pool party
  • Hungarian dinner party
  • Wine tour & Lunch 
  • Plane ride for 3
  • Bus Tour of local breweries 

Examples of Silent Auction Items for Bid

  • Sabres signed hockey stick
  • Elite Island Resorts vacations
  • Darien Lake tickets
  • Bills signed autographs
  • Spa products
Ticket Purchase Information


Pre-Doc Students: $20

Non-Students (Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Post-Doc): $40

Ticket includes dinner and one complimentary drink.

Step 1: Please fill out the online form to purchase a ticket: https://forms.gle/tLbDx4w39h6JG1NH8

Step 2: After filling out the form, please immediately pay for your tickets using one of the following methods:

Note: This year we are not giving paper tickets. Instead, we will have your name and number of guests at the event.


How To Get Involved

The BOCA Gala provides an opportunity for faculty and students to interact outside the labs and clinics. Faculty can get involved in a number of ways:

  • Making a silent auction donation
  • Making a monetary donation

Faculty & Staff support is imperative for BOCA to achieve its mission and goals. We appreciate your support and hope you can attend this memorable night!

Making a silent or live auction

If you want to make a silent or live auction donation, please contact:

Christine Breindel (cebreind@buffalo.edu)

Zeehan Azad (zeehanaz@buffalo.edu)

Caitlin Hewitt (crhewitt@buffalo.edu)

Making a monetary donation

If you would like to monetary donation, please make check payable to: UB Dental Alumni Association and put "BOCA Auction" in the memo section. Please mail to: Matt Blum, Director of Student Services, UB School of Dental Medicine, 315 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214.