Orthodontics

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Through orthodontics, practitioners help provide children, adults and seniors with straighter teeth and healthier smiles.  At UB, the Department of Orthodontics trains orthodontic residents and dental students, and offers clinical care for patients of all ages.

For information about orthodontic treatment and scheduling appointments, please call the orthodontic clinic: 716-829-2845

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Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training

The Department of Orthodontics has a predoctoral and postdoctoral component. The postdoctoral program includes two tracks which, although not mutually exclusive, have different professional and educational objectives.

The first of these, the postgraduate course, is the clinical training activity of the department. All six entering students must be accepted into this program before they may apply for admission to the Graduate School for the second program, which culminates in the Master of Science degree. This is a full-time 36 month program which leads to a Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics.

Continuing Dental Education

The Orthodontics Department is involved in a variety of continuing education programs available through the School of Dental Medicine.

Information for Patients

If you, your child or someone you know needs braces or other orthodontic care, we encourage you to learn more about our affordable services available through UB Dental.

For information about orthodontic treatment and scheduling appointments, please call the orthodontic clinic: 716-829-2845

Our Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Covell.

David Covell

Professor & L.B. Badgero Endowed Chair

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: 716-829-6192

Email: dacovell@buffalo.edu

Al-Jewair.

Thikriat Al-Jewair

Associate Professor, Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: 716-716-829-6190; Fax: 716-829-2572

Email: thikriat@buffalo.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Stephen Aszkler

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: aszkler@yahoo.com

Robert Aszkler

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: 716-829-2871

Email: raszkler@buffalo.edu

Rebecca Falsafi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: drfalsafi@gmail.com

Rodney Littlejohn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: rlittle5@rochester.rr.com

Kathryn Rand

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: 716-829-2871

Email: aeran@buffalo.edu

Stephen Warunek

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-6191

Email: warunek@buffalo.edu

Volunteer Faculty

Albert Cavallari

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: lkptortho2@yahoo.com

Ming-Yu Chen

Visiting Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2871

Email: mingyuch@buffalo.edu

Tibbetts.

John Tibbetts

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: drjrtibbetts@gmail.com

John Whiteman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: jreewhiteman@roadrunner.com

Brian Willison

Lecturer

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: briwillison@greatlakesortho.com

Douglas Wright

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: dfwright@buffalo.edu

Emeritus

Paul Ziarnowski

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: pz@buffalo.edu

Staff

Laura Badach

Receptionist

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: lebadach@buffalo.edu

Katherine Gugino

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: kag3@buffalo.edu

Joy Leonard

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: joyleona@buffalo.edu

Denise M. Lewis

Administrative Assistant to David A. Covell, Jr., DDS, PhD, Professor & L.B. Badgero Endowed Chair

Department of Orthodontics

150 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8131

Email: dnicosia@buffalo.edu

Jennifer McIntyre

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2845

Email: jmcintyr@buffalo.edu

Nancy Merkle

Dental Assistant

Department of Orthodontics

140 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2872

Email: nbmerkle@buffalo.edu