Why Choose UB Dental

7 C's.

For more than 125 years, students have chosen UB because of everything we offer. As you make your decision, consider both our “7 C’s” — Cost, Community, Clinics, Curriculum, Collaboration, Culture, and Career — and all the benefits of living in Buffalo.

Affordable Cost

UB Dental is an exceptional value, providing an excellent education at a cost that is more affordable than most other major research universities. With lower tuition and fees, you’ll have less student debt — and more freedom — when you graduate.

Cost of Attendance

Over four years, UB costs less than the average U.S. dental school. Source: CODA, 2020 -2021 data, residents

Community Engagement

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At UB, you’ll have an opportunity to give back to the community around the city — and around the world. We encourage you to get involved and see how you can make a difference for others.

Clinic Experience

Students begin patient care earlier in our DDS program than at most schools — but still with careful support and supervision. Clinical training begins in the first year and continues throughout the program, including three half-days each week in the clinic in the spring semester of second year, working closely with 4-8 patients.

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Innovative Curriculum

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The DDS curriculum begins with a thorough education in normal organ systems and anatomy, then progresses through abnormal pathology, patient treatment and clinical subjects. By the third and fourth years, you will spend more time on clinical subjects, preparing for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination, and choose specialty areas based on your interests and goals.

Interprofessional Education & Collaboration

Health professionals have for some time now, realized that patient care is improved and safer for patients when numerous providers are engaged in their care. In your D4 year, you will have the opportunity to work with other health care students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and social work, to create a total patient treatment plan and earn a Micro-Credential that will be permanently attached to your transcripts.

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An Inclusive Culture

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Here, classmates become lifelong friends. Our family-friendly environment is designed to offer a safe, comfortable setting for all students, every step of the way.

Career Success

Graduating with a DDS degree offers diverse career paths including private practice or solo practices as part of practice groups. Career opportunities are found in fields like military service, public health, academia, and industry. Most DDS graduates pursue postgraduate training, and at UB, we prioritize helping our students identify and select postgraduate programs that prepare them to be successful in their careers.

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About the City of Buffalo

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The city of Buffalo is more than meets the eye. From historical landmarks to a bustling night life, you'll never run out of things to do. Learn more about all the great things our city has to offer through the link below!

The School of Dental Medicine is located on UB's South Campus right in the heart of the community, with public transportation available to take you anywhere you want to go in Buffalo.

Watch "Living that South Life" to learn more about South Campus.