About Dentistry

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There are many benefits to being a dentist. That's why it's one of the best professions that you can choose - not only in the United States, but in the world. Learn more about being a dentist, and how UB can help prepare you for a successful career in the field.

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Is Dental School Right For You?

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


Top Ranked Health Care Job

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rated dentists in the Top 20 of their Best Health Care Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an exclusive mix of factors. Dentists were also ranked:

  • Top 50 in The 100 Best 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

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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.

University at Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental Webinar

University at Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental Webinar.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 at 7:00 pm

The University at Buffalo’s ASDA (American Student Dental Association) Chapter is hosting a zoom webinar on how to ace the interview! Join us by registering with the link below! (link will be emailed to those who register)

Join our Pre-Dental Mentorship Program

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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 email the ASDA Pre-Dental Student Group

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.

ADEA Dental Blogs

ADEA provides a variety of blogs covering a number of different topics relating to dentistry and dental school. With topics like Advice from Admissions, Financial Aid Advice, and Tips from Current Students, this is a great resource to utilize. Click the links below to check them all out!

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. 

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Contact Us

Phone: 716-829-6925
Fax: 716-829-2731
Email: sdmadmit@buffalo.edu
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