Individualized Advanced Education Program (IAEP)

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The UB Individualized Advanced Education Program (IAEP) offers customized didactic, clinical and research opportunities tailored to the needs of licensed dentists seeking advanced knowledge. 

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About This Program

This program is a Continuing Dental Education offering and does not result in any type of degree. Dentists from the US or other countries can enroll for as little as 1 month or as long as twelve months depending on goals and interests (programs with hands-on patient care are limited to three months/90 consecutive days.) The specific programs are designed and administered by UB School of Dental Medicine faculty. 

These are not college credit-bearing, certificate or degree programs.

Subject to Faculty Availability

Participation is subject to faculty availability. We cannot guarantee faculty will be available at any given time to oversee a program.

Tailored to Your Needs

Since these programs are tailored for the individual, they can include one or more of the following areas:

  • Research
  • Biomaterials
  • Endodontics
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics

Programs are designed by faculty based on your application.

Applicants with J1 Visa All Other Applicants

Didactic and/or research programs only with no student hands-on patient contact  (J-1 Visa does not allow patient contact)

Didactic and clinical practice with patient care or contact, limited to 3 months/90 consecutive days (unless the candidate has a NYS dental license.) If international, dentist-must be licensed; must have an F1 (with or without OPT extension) or Hb1 Visa

Fees and Certification

Following completion of the program, a Certificate of Participation is provided from Continuing Dental Education. Tuition starts at $3,000 per month. For participation in clinical activities, there are additional daily fees that cover liability insurance and clinical costs.

How to Apply

1. Complete the application.

2. Mail the completed application with supporting documents to:

327 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214 

Or email