International Advanced Education Scholar Program

UB School of Dental Medicine's Squire Hall, UB South Campus.

About the Program

The UB School of Dental Medicine established the International Advanced Education Scholar Program (ISP) with the goal of advancing higher education with international dental institutions to promote and improve the level of dentistry at our institutions. Through this program, current faculty members or dentists, supported by scholarships from dental schools, hospitals or government institutions can receive advanced education training leading to specialty certificates along with M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees. International Advanced Education Scholars must complete their entire program at the same level of competency as other students.

Why Choose UB School of Dental Medicine

Wonderful facilities! At UB, you’ll find a state-of-the art Preclinical Simulation Center and a new Implant Dentistry Center, just opened this past year. And we are in the midst of renovating our advanced education clinics to be ready this summer.

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UB School of Dental Medicine's state-of-the art Preclinical Simulation Center.

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UB School of Dental Medicine's Buhite-DiMino Center for Implant Dentistry
and Advanced Dental Education.

Establishing an ISP Agreement

Institutions interested in establishing an agreement with the UB School of Dental Medicine should contact Dr. Othman Shibly at to discuss options, costs and details about the process.

The current ISP fee is $45,000 per student, which is in addition to all the usual tuition and fees charged by the university and dental school for all students in that specific program. Refer to the Cost of Attendance for each program at

Once an agreement is established, applicants interested in one of our programs apply through the normal application process for that program. Program length varies between 2 – 6 years. Admission to certificate or graduate programs is approved through admission committees for each program, and is highly competitive. A sponsorship letter from the institution supporting admission is included as part of this process.


Contact Dr. Othman Shibly at for questions about establishing a agreement.

For general questions about our programs or admission processes contact us at