Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

This program provides an opportunity to acquire specific knowledge and develop skills necessary to perform accepted standards of an oral and maxillofacial pathology practice. It is designed for those planning to teach or practice oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Fall 2024 Enrollment

The application cycle is now closed.

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Domestic and internationally-trained dentists are eligible to apply to this program.

General Admissions Requirements

The University sets general admissions requirements for graduate study.  These include letters of recommendation; a minimum undergraduate GPA; and demonstration of English Language proficiency for international applicants. Please refer to the General Admissions Requirements page for full details.

Program-specific requirements are described on this page.

About the Program

Successful completion of this program leads to certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and eligibility to take the examination given by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Emphasis is placed on microscopic and clinical diagnoses as well as the proper management of oral and maxillofacial lesions.

Facilities available for the program include the School of Dental Medicine clinics and laboratories, and vast research facilities in association with the Oral Biology Department, university-affiliated hospitals, hospital clinics and laboratories.

Preferred Acceptance Criteria

When reviewing candidate applications, the faculty selection committee uses a holistic admissions process.  The Oral and Maxilofacial Pathology admissions committee is most interested in a candidate's:
  • Previous academic performance
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement: The personal statement should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to discuss their desire to participate in our program, and show a depth of understanding, as well as passion, for the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology. 

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Application Information

Fall 2024 Applicants — Important Dates

Step Date(s)
Applications Accepted May 10 - November 15, 2023
Interviews late November - late December
Acceptance Letters Sent Out mid-late January


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Email: sdmpg@buffalo.edu

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