Admissions Overview

Learn about the application process, see an overview of our programs, and find estimated cost of attendance.

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How to Apply

Application procedures for each program vary, but there are certain steps that relate to all applicants.

Step 1. Confirm the Deadline and Review Application Materials

See the chart and corresponding links below to confirm the appropriate electronic application and deadline.  Please check the program’s admissions page for a list of required application materials.

Step 2. Submit the Application Fee, If Applicable

Candidates must submit the $50 application fee to each program for which an application is submitted. Exceptions are the following residency programs: Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and AEGD.

For Applicants Whose Native Language Is Not English

A minimum TOEFL score of 79 is required. Programs using the UB application will also accept IELTS scores with a minimum overall score of 6.5  UB's school code is 2925.

GRE Requirements

The GRE is required for the following programs: Biomaterials, Oral Biology and Orthodontics. UB’s school code is 2925.

Contact Admissions

Advanced Education Admissions
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY   14214

Phone: (716) 829-6927
Fax: (716) 829-2731


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Application Process and Deadlines

Program Certificate MS PhD Application Process Application Cycle for 2020 Enrollment
Advanced Education in 
General Dentistry

Trained  US/Canada: PASS


PASS opens May 15, 2019

UB App opens July 1, 2019

Applications accepted for Spring & Fall; Please see website
Endodontics √ *     PASS May 15 - August 1, 2019
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology √ *     UB July 1 - November 15, 2019
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery √ & MD degree     PASS May 15 - October 15, 2019
Oral Biology     UB August 1 - February 1, 2020
Oral Sciences     UB July 1 - April 1, 2020
Orthodontics   PASS May 15 - August 15, 2019
Pediatric Dentistry √      PASS May 15 - October 1, 2019
Periodontics  *     UB June 1 - August 31, 2019
Prosthodontics √ *     UB June 1 - August 15, 2019
TMD and Orofacial Pain Program √ **     UB July 1 - December 1, 2019

* Can be combined with MS in Oral Sciences or Biomaterials or with the PhD in Oral Biology

** Combined with MS in Oral Sciences

Cost of Attendance

View estimated expenses. Please note that exact costs may vary, depending on the program. View each program’s page on this website for more details. 

Advanced Education General Expenses, 2019/2020 School Year *

  NY State Resident Out of State US Resident International Non US Resident
University Tuition $11,090 $22,650 $22,650
Student Activity  $170 $170 $170
Academic Excellence $375 $375 $375
Comprehensive  $2,070 $2,070 $2,070
Medical Insurance $2,210 $2,210 $1,450
Books & Supplies $1,392 $1,392 $1,392
Direct Loan Origination Fee $109 $109  
International Student     $200
Total Tuition and Fees  $17,416 $28,976 $28,307
Schedule A. Applies to the following degree programs: Biomaterials, Oral Biology, Oral Sciences; students dual enrolled in degree and clinical programs pay at Schedule B or C rate
Estimated Living Expenses (9.5 Months)      
Personal expenses $1,449
Transportation $1,371
Living Allowances $14,409 $14,409 $14,409
Total Cost (incudes Living Expenses and 
Tuition and Fees)
$34,645 $46,205 $45,536
Schedule B. Applies to the following programs: AEDG International Scholars and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Estimated Living Expenses (12 Months)      
Personal expenses $1,830
Transportation $1,732
Living Allowances $18,201 $18,201 $18,201
Total Cost (incudes Living Expenses and 
Tuition and Fees)
$39,179 $50,739 $50,070
Schedule C. Applies to the following programs: Endodontics, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Required Dental School Fees are outlined below.
Total Living Expenses (12 Months as outlined in Schedule B) $21,763 $21,763 $21,763
Clinic Management System (CMS) Fee* $9,000 $9,000 $9,000
Post-Graduate Fee** $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
  **All Endodontics students: Add $2,000 for sterilization and equipment fees
Total Cost (incudes Living Expenses and 
Tuition and Fees)
$55,179 $66,739 $66,070

Explanation of Fees

  • Medical Insurance Premium: Waived for students who document appropriate, alternative coverage.
  • Books & Supplies: Estimate.
  • *CMS Fee: To cover dental instrument sterilization, maintenance & replacement and to support clinic computing costs; does not apply to TMD.
  • Post-Graduate Fee: For expenditures, equipment, computers, instruments, and supplies needed for higher level course instruction.
  • International Student Fee: ($100/Semester) Applicable to all matriculated international students.
  • Information about University based fees can be found here:

  1. The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.
  2. Students are subject to additional indirect program specific expenses; please contact your program determine cost

Frequently Asked Questions



How do I find out what programs are offered?

  • We offer a dozen advanced dental education programs at the School of Dental Medicine.  Please visit our admissions page to learn more.  Application deadlines and procedures vary by program and are summarized there.

Can I enroll in more than one program?

  • Yes, many students simultaneously pursue an academic degree to enhance their research exposure during clinical training.  If you are interested in this option, be sure to visit program specific websites for additional information.  You will need to submit separate applications and fees for each program of interest.

Where can I find information regarding tuition and fees?

  • Students in degree-bearing programs pay the University’s Graduate Student tuition rates.  Please see the Cost of Attendance student budget for details.
  • Residents enrolled as students in clinical programs pay additional fees related to costs for participation in advanced dental training.  Please see program specific websites for details in the section entitled ‘Cost of Attendance’.  Note that some residents are paid employees and do not pay tuition or fees as described on the applicable program pages.

Does your school provide fee waivers to cover the application fee?

  • Yes, in some instances application fee waivers are available.  Please contact the admissions office for more information.

Does training in your advanced clinical programs qualify me to get licensed for dental practice in the US?

  • No, students and residents who enter our programs without a license to practice in the US do not become eligible for licensure by virtue of participation in our clinical programs.  For instance, students who enter with a BDS degree do not become qualified to sit for the NBDE licensing exam at the conclusion of their training.  We recommend that you contact the relevant licensing body for specific questions about eligibility requirements for licensure to practice.
  • You may want to consider our International Dentist Program (DDS).  This program is for internationally trained dentists who seek to practice dentistry in the United States.  More information is available here:



Do I need to submit official transcripts with my application?

  • No, you do not need to send official transcripts with your admissions materials.  Unofficial copies from all previous institutions must be uploaded with your application.  Official transcripts from ALL previous institutions must be submitted prior to matriculation at the University; UB transcripts are automatically submitted on behalf of our alumni.   

Is the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) required for transcripts?

  • Yes, a transcript service is required and ECE is typically preferred; International applicants to AEGD must submit ECE.   The report type needed is the course-by-course report.   

How are GPAs calculated outside the 4.0 scale?

  • Grade Point Averages outside a 4.0 scale are calculated for conversion to the 4.0 scale by our staff, as applicable.


Am I eligible to apply to your clinical programs if I earned a dental degree outside the US or Canada?

  • Students seeking admission to our clinical programs are accepted with dental degrees including: BDS, DDS, DMD and MBBS.  Please see program specific websites for details on educational requirements.

Do your programs require GRE scores?

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the following programs: Biomaterials, Oral Biology and Orthodontics.  Unofficial score reports are acceptable during the application process.  Upon acceptance, official scores need to ordered and sent to UB using our Institution Code: 2925.

Do I need to submit official Board Scores (NBDE 1 & 2) with my application?

  • No, official scores are not required but you may need to self-report during the application process.  Please see program specific requirements for additional information and applicability.

Is the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) required?

  • No, we do not require the ADAT.


Are international students accepted to your programs?*

  • Yes, the School of Dental Medicine offers a variety of advanced education programs with students/residents from all over the world.  Please see program websites for more details.  
  • *When applying, be sure that the name on your application matches the name on your passport.

How do I get a student visa to study at UB?

  • You do not need a visa to apply to our programs.  Once you apply and are admitted to UB, the Office of International Admissions will issue an I-20 to you.  The I-20 is the Certificate of Visa Eligibility form that you will need to apply for an F-1 student visa.  Additional resources for international students are available through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

What do I have to show to verify my financial ability to attend UB?

  • As part of the application process, you must complete the University’s Financial Form indicating anticipated funding sources.  Upon acceptance, you will be required to provide financial documents to verify your ability to support your studies in the US.

Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?

  • Yes.  Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency.  Depending on the program of interest, this requirement is met by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  
  • The University’s minimum score requirement is 79 for the TOEFL.  The criteria for the IELTS is a minimum score of 6.5 (with requirement that each section has a minimum score of 6.0); note that this test is only accepted by programs using the UB application system.   
  • Scores must be less than two years old at the time of admission; older scores will not be accepted.  Copies may be submitted for initial review. Upon acceptance, official scores need to ordered and sent to UB using Institution Code: 2925.

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