Is Dental School Right For You?


Being a dentist is one of the best jobs in the United States — and the world.


The 2021 U.S. News & World Report rated dentists in the Top 10 of their 100 Best Jobs in America. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an exclusive mix of factors. Dentists were also ranked:

  • Top 5 in The Best Health Care Jobs
  • #11 in The Best Paying Jobs

Why Become a Dentist?

According to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), there are as many reasons to be a dentist as there are dentists. It is a career that provides plenty of rewards and challenges as well as an opportunity to help people and make communities healthier places.

University at Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental Group


The University at Buffalo’s ASDA (American Student Dental Association) Chapter is committed to engaging pre-dental students with ASDA so that they can experience member benefits as early as possible. All ASDA Buffalo pre-dental activities are entirely organized and run by dental student volunteers. This gives pre-dentals a unique opportunity to learn from students who have recently been in their shoes. Faculty and administrators also often appear at events to share their opinions and answer questions.

Join our Pre-Dental Mentorship Program


A student mentor can help you while you’re thinking about dental school. Student mentors can provide academic, personal and professional help and can be a source of support when you need it most. Student mentees gain valuable skills from their mentors including networking, assistance with applications, and learning from someone who is living dental school daily.

Would you like to learn more about dental school from one of our current students?

If so, please fill out the following form:

UB Dental Mentee Application

ASDA Contour

Contour is the only news source dedicated to sharing the dental-student narrative and addressing their holistic needs as they prepare to enter the workforce as dental professionals. ASDA members receive Contour 10 times a year, with combined issues in June/July and November/December. Click on the images below for the most recent newsletters.

Which Dental School is Right For You?

Picking the right dental school is an important decision. The ADEA website lists every US and Canadian Dental School. Prospective students should consider many factors when deciding where to apply including curriculum, cost, clinic, and student life.

Pre-Dental Advisement

Your college or university might have a pre-health advisement office that provides valuable assistance as you work towards your career goal of enrolling in a health professional school. 

UB Pre-Dental Advisement

Review the University at Buffalo Pre-Health Advisement Webpage, and learn more about the application process for dental school. 


Contact Us

Phone: 716-829-6925
Fax: 716-829-2731
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F

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