Pursuing a DDS degree requires a substantial investment of time, effort, intellectual energy and financial resources. At UB, we are keenly aware (and appreciative) of these investments. Whether you need help adjusting to dental school, or you just need someone to talk to, we’re here for you.
Our faculty and staff is dedicated to assisting students facing academic challenges in dental school.
All dental students have access to:
In addition, students experiencing academic difficulty receive assistance through retention programs at the department level.
Upperclass students are available to provide academic support — including free tutoring — for first- and second-year students.
Each class of approximately 90 students progresses through the DDS program as a unit, with the same classes and schedule for the first three years. Although the application process is highly competitive, here at UBSDM we are dedicated to maintaing a collective and supportive academic community.
We have structured our academic environment to encourage collaboration. Reviewing challenging course material with classmates, working in study groups, discussing what's happening in the clinics, and simply having a fellow classmate to talk with helps students excel.
In addition to support from fellow classmates, we coordinate a big brother/big sister program to help first-year students make a smooth transition into the program. Mentoring students are members of the second-year class, and they are full of information, guidance, and advice. This volunteer program, which is popular with our students, has resulted in many long-lasting friendships over the years.
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities, including physical access to educational programs, events and activities. We strive to make it as easy as possible to request reasonable accommodations.
Office of Academic Affairs 315 Squire Hall
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School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214