Student Life

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At the UB School of Dental Medicine, the experiences you have outside the classroom and clinic play a significant role in your experience. The activities you are involved with, the colleagues you interact with, and the decisions you make, help shape your dental school life.

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Student Organizations

UB Dental provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations have an important impact in providing efficient learning environments for students, and can serve as an intermediate for academics, leadership involvement, and building friendships with peers.

Student Clubs Directory

Organization President/Chair Email to Contact Instagram Page
ASDA Buffalo Jacinta Tracey  
ASDA Pre-Dental Committee Ava Walch  
ASDA Wellness Molly Denman @asdawellness
ASDA Sustainability  Madelyn Ritter  
ASDA Interprofessional Relations Umar Syed  
ASDA Advoacy Daniel Keller  
ASDA Fundraising Sam Kaplansky  
BOCA Tobiras Whitfield  
AAPHD Olivia Longhouse @aaphdub
AADMD  Paige Warmuth @ubaadmd
Alpha Omega  Ruby Gadomski


Facebook Group: "AO at Buffalo"

Delta Sigma Delta Jack Yacoub  
ADEA Jennifer Okewunmi  
AAWD  Valerie Shlimov  
AGD Elizabeth Sampson @agdbuffalo
DSRG Matthew Deng @ubdsrg
SNDA Jennifer Okewinmi  
UB Prosthodontics Society  Natalia Jakacki  
Ortho Interest Group Nicholas Servadio  
PEDS Club  Marta Telepko @ubsdm.pedsclub
OMFS Shivam Jauhar  
GSSA Shivam Jauhar  
HDA Ramses Tamayo-Guerra @ub_hda
Esthetics Club  Mimi Husinec  
ADSO Matthew Deng @ub_adso
Art Club  Brianna Yusiewicz @ubdentalartclub
Sports Club  Laura Fajardo  
Running Club  Lindsay Lassetter  
Smile PRIDE Club  Christopher Long  
SPEA Tyler White  
UB myFace Ashima Sharma @ubmyface
Practice Management Club Stephan Hogan  
DSTI Mark Mikhail  
Chess Club Joseph Riccardi @ubdentalchessclub
MDSA Anusha Atique  
CMDA Nicole Walawander @ubdentalcmda
Endodontics Club  Kayla Schwartz  
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ASDA Buffalo serves as the umbrella for student organizations, welcoming all members to participate and get involved at our school and discover where they can exercise their talents. 

All dental students are auto-enrolled in ASDA.

Use the expanders below to learn more about ASDA's Committees!

AADMD - American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

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  • To increase quality and access to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
  • To host events and outreach programs focused on serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAPHD - American Association of Public Health Dentistry

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The AAPHD chapter aims to improve oral health by developing and supporting effective programs of oral health promotion and disease prevention. 

AAWD - American Association for Women Dentists

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Our goal is to advance, connect, and enrich the diverse lives of women dentists. We also hope our message reaches the women and children within our local community while providing the necessary support they deserve. 

Visit the AAWD Website

ADEA - American Dental Education Association

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ADEA is the voice of dental education. Our mission is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education communication to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral healthcare for the overall health and safety of the public.

ADSO - Asian Dental Students Organization

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  • To establish and promote the educational, community aspirations, and goals of East and South Asian dental students at UBSDM.
  • To share the unique experiences and cultures of Asian dental students through celebrating holidays and other events.
  • To faciliate the transition of IDP students to UBSDM. 

AGD - Academy of General Dentistry

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To help educate and guide dental students at UBSDM that are looking into pursuing general dentistry! 

Alpha Omega

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  • Alpha Omega is an International Dental Fraternity with members in over 125 student and alumni chapters worldwide.
  • AO's Buffalo Chapter is devoted to providing you a sense of camaraderie and support throughout your years as a dental student, as well as fostering relationships with UB Dental alumni and distinguished professionals in the field. 
Visit the Alpha Omega Website

BOCA - Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance

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BOCA is a dental outreach organization consisting of students and faculty at UBSDM. BOCA aims to promote dental education and provide free dental care to areas lacking adequate access to care in Buffalo, the United States, and abroad.

Chess Club

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UB Dental Chess Club is an educational organization that promotes mental health and a leisure activity by engaging in the world's most famous board game! 

Chess Club welcomes players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. 

CMDA - Christian Medical & Dental Associations

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The UB Chapter of CMDA seeks to encourage, equip, and connect healthcare students and professionals interested in improving patient care through the integration of faith and health. 

DSRG - Dental Student Research Group

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DSRG is an association of dental students with an objective to faciliate, support, and promote research-related activities in dental school. 

The student research program provides an opportunity for dental students to become involved in research during the academic year, as well as the summer intersession period. 

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Delta Sigma Delta is an international dental fraternity committed to excellence in dentistry, camaraderie of members, and a strong presence in the local community.

Esthetics Club

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The Esthetics club works to advance the knowledge of students in esthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

GSSA - Global Surgery Student Alliance

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GSSA is a national student-run organization dedicated to educating medical and dental students about Global Surgery and Global Dentistry, and creating a network of students interested in the field. 

HDA - Hispanic Dental Association

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HDA is dedicated to both Hispanic cultural awareness and community service. Through community outreach efforts, such as clothing drives and health fairs, we aim to promote oral health in not only the Hispanic community, but for other underserved populations as well. 

Students of all backgrounds are welcome! 

MDSA - Muslim Dental Student Association


OMFS Interest Group - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Interest Group

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OMFS is a student-run organization to help students build a strong foundation in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by expanding their scope of knowledge and clinical exposure in oral surgery.

Orthodontic Interest Group

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  • Address the lack of an Orthodontic Minor program at UBSDM.
  • Introduce the art and discipline of orthodontics to dental students, while helping and learning from each other throughout the process.
  • Help students identify their interest in orthodontics and presents them further knowledge about orthodontics to use as a general practitioner..
  • Engage the community through education and fundraising.
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The mission of UB Peds Club is to educate parents and children about the importance of oral health and oral hygiene. 

The club participates in a variety of outreach events at WIC centers, community centers, and local elementary schools. 

PMC - Practice Management Club



PMC is a student organization where we:

  • Introduce practice management techniques to increase awareness for students who are interested in owning and operating their own practice
  • Introduce patient management and communication strategies to better connect with patients 
  • Create connections between UBSDM students and local practice owners.

ASDA - Pre-Dental Committee

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  • To actively recruit new ASDA Pre-Dental members.
  • To plan and implement Pre-Dental events, both in-person and virtually, to expose Pre-Dental students to dental education, UBSDM, and the application process.
  • To encourage and assist Pre-Dental students in pursuing careers in dentistry.

Prosthodontics Society

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The UB Prosthodontics Club works to cultivate an interest in and develop a passion for prosthodontics by creating an environment that encourages participation and engagement through collective learning.

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Our group's mission is to: 

  • Educate members about the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the dental profession
  • Provide dental care and education with an emphasis on addressing access to care issues and health disparities
  • Serve as a forum and netowrk for dental students and provide mentorship to pre-dental students.

Art Club

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  • To hold artistic events which offer a reprieve from the stresses of dental school
  • Bring beauty to campus
  • Serve the Buffalo community in therapeutic art-related dental education.


DSTI Club strives to provide opportunities for students and faculty within the dental school to learn about current and new technology and innovations within the dental field. 

Smile Pride

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We strive to educate UBSDM on how to:

  • provide competent dental care to the LGBTQ+ community
  • run outreach activities to increase dental health equity among LGBTQ+ patients
  • foster an atmosphere of inclusion.

SPEA - Student Professionalism and Ethics Association



The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry is a national, student-driven association that was established to promote and support students' lifelong commitments to ethical behavior, in order to benefit the patients they serve and to further the dental profession. 

UB myFace

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UB myFace acts as a branch for myFace, the leading non-profit organization for supporting patients with craniofacial abnormalities. The organization focuses on changing the faces - and transforming the lives - of children and adults with facial differences, such as cleft lip and palate.

This club educates dental students on how to provide access to holistic comprehensive care, education, resources, and support that pave the way for better outcomes for those impacted by craniofacial conditions.

UBSDM Sports Club

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To provide opportunities for UBSDM students, residents, and staff to relieve stress, better their well-being, and have fun through physical activity!

UBSDM Running Club



  • To promote health and fitness amongst dental students by providing a safe running and walking community.
  • To promote stress relief, mental health, and wellness through an active lifestyle.
  • To provide an opportunity for community building and networking with peers.

Endodontics Club



UB Endodontics Club is looking to inform and inspire future Endodontists and General Dentists to pursue Endodontics as a career or make it a critical part of their practices. Our goal is to help students at UB School of Dental Medicine find opportunities within our school to learn more about Endodontics. 

Contact Us

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

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