Why Choose UB Oral Biology

UB Oral Biology was the first program of its kind in a U.S. dental school, the first to offer a Ph.D. in Oral Biology, and most importantly, continues to be a leader in oral health research and funding.

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Preparing Students to be Research Leaders

The Department of Oral Biology provides state-of-the-art research training in scientific methodology and theory, preparing students to become part of leading oral health research faculties or oral health research institutions. Our focus is on the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge in oral and craniofacial health science. Students include postdoctoral, graduate, dental and undergraduate students.

Graduates of our PhD and postdoctoral training programs are successful researchers, teachers, and administrators in dental schools and research institutions throughout the U.S., and in many foreign countries.

Top 25% Ranking for Funding

The Oral Biology department at UB is consistently ranked in the top 25% for NIDCR funding. The department has an extremely impressive history of obtaining research funding, including both department-wide NIH training grants and individual faculty research awards. The department’s particular success in obtaining NIH Training Grants reflects its very strong national reputation for both research quality and student mentoring. In turn, these grants provide the funding required to maintain a large and robust training program.

Industry Leaders — and Fresh New Faculty

Here, you’ll work directly with some of the most respected researchers in the field. Many of our faculty have national roles as editors of journals and presidents of renowned dental societies. At UB, you’ll also find a number of new, younger faculty members who offer fresh insights and perspectives.

PhD, Postdoc Training and MS Programs

The Oral Biology department offers:

  • A PhD program in Oral Biology
  • A strong postdoctoral training program
  • An association with the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) run by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • An association with the MS in Oral Sciences program run by the School of Dental Medicine
First in the U.S.

Our department was established in 1963, and was the first Oral Biology program in an American dental school.

Support for Students

A NIH T-32 Institutional Training Grant is currently available for domestic PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Support for non-domestic students is also available.

An Exceptional University and City

Discover all the opportunities you'll have at UB, and learn why so many people love living in the Buffalo-Niagara region.