The Pediatric & Community Dentistry Department provides predoctoral and postdoctoral specialty training and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of the developing dentition of children, adolescents and young adults.
This 24-month certificate program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and is located at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
At UB, dental students have the opportunity to address a complex variety of oral health needs of children throughout Western New York. Students work with pediatric and adolescent patients in the clinical setting, providing dental services to underserved populations in the community. The pediatric population of Western New York includes many immigrant and refugee children, often requiring specialized care and translation services. Students are taught how to care for patients with special healthcare needs, educating them to become comfortable and proficient in clinical procedures on patients with a variety of abilities. Emphasis is placed on specialty training for patients with medical, mental, physical, and developmental disabilities to ensure that these vulnerable populations are provided with care by our future generations of dental professionals. Overcoming cultural barriers is a key aspect of achieving optimal patient care, and at UB, diversity is embraced.
3435 Main Street
107 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
If your child or someone you know needs dental care, we encourage you to learn more about our affordable services available through UB Dental. We offer sealants, cleanings and comprehensive dental care for children, including those who are medically or physically compromised.
Julie Caizza, RDH
University at Buffalo Gateway Coordinator
Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry
107 E Squire Hall
Phone: (716) 829-2402