Albert Cantos DDS

Albert Cantos

Albert Cantos
DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

School of Dental Medicine


Specialty/Research Focus

Esthetic Dentistry; Fixed Prosthodontics; Geriatric Dentistry; Operative Dentistry; Oral Medicine; Prosthodontics

Contact Information
Restorative Dentistry
235P Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-2241
Fax: 716-829-3554
acantos@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Principle interests are Oral Medicine and Geriatric Dentistry

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Special Care Dental Association (2018)
  • Fellowship, Oral Medicine, American Academy or Oral Medicine (2011)
  • DDS, Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)
  • BS, Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, SUNYAB SDM (2015-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005-present)
  • Private Practice (1981–2020)
  • Dental Director, St. Francis Geriatric Health Care Services (1991–2003)
  • Dental Director, St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center (1990–2003)
  • Dental Director, The McAuley Residence (1983–2003)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989–1994)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1986–1994)
  • Dental Director, Hamlin Terrace Health Care Center (now Delaware Heights Health Care Center) (1984–1993)
  • Dental Director, Manhattan Manor SNF (now Manhattan Square Apartments)) (1989–1992)
  • Dental Director, Sheridan Manor SNF (1988–1992)
  • Dental Director, Grand Island Manor SNF (now Riverwood/Elderwood Senior Care) (1988–1990)
  • Dental Director, Hamburg Health Care Center (now Lakewood/Elderwood Sr. Care) (1984–1990)
  • Acting Instructor, New York State Long-term Care Facilities Surveyors (1989)
  • Adhoc Committee, New York State Department of Health (1987)
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Research Expertise:

  • Gerodontology: Practiced, taught and research
  • Oral Medicine: Dental Management of Medically Complex Patients

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2016–January 2017
    Ending the Epidemic-HIV testing Project
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Professional Memberships:

  • Special Care Dental Association; Devoted to professional development in Hospital Dentistry, Special Care Patient Care and Geriatric dentistry (2015–present)
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine (2010–present)
  • American Dental Association; Professional (1981–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Society; Professional (1981–present)
  • New York State Dental Society; Professional (1981–present)

Presentations:

  • "Describing Oraal lesions" UBSDM, UBSDM RDN DEPT, Restorative Dentistry Dept (2020)
  • "Describing Oral Lesions" RDN Dept within SUNYAB SDM, SUNYAB SDM, Restorative Dept (2020)
  • "Silver Diamine Fluoride:Now more than ever" UB CE, SUNYAB SDM, continuing Education (2020)
  • "Oral health education, screenings, and referral for community-dwelling older adults" SCDA Annual meeting, SCDA, Geriatrics Group (2019)
  • "Silver Diamine Fluouride" Niagara County Dental Society, Niagara county Dental Society (2016)
  • "Geriatric dentistry" UB Cafe Series, UBSDM, CE Program UBSDM (2016)
  • "Oral Health and Alzheimer's Disease" Alzheimers Association Dementia Care Conference, Alzheimer's Association Of Western New York, WNY branch of National Organization (2016)
  • "Oral Care to the Geriatric Patient" Erie County Caregivers Coalition, Erie County Caregivers Coalition (2014)
  • "Geriatric Dental Assessment and Oral Health" Webinar, Health Foundation of Western & Central NY (2012)
  • "Challenge of Ethical Issues in Delivery of Dental Care to Older Adults" Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (1987)
  • "A Second Look at Institutional Based Dental Care" Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society (1986)
  • "Ethics and Geriatric Dentistry" Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (1986)
  • "Psychosocial Antecedents and Consequences of Periodontal Disease: A New Agenda" Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society (1986)
  • "Oral Satisfaction Scale" International Association of Dental Research, 65th General Session, International Association of Dental Research
  • "Rethinking Geriatric Dental Care: Role of Ethical Considerations" Gerontological Society of America, Gerontological Society of America
  • "Subjective Well-Being: A review of the Literature and its use in Dental Research" New York State Association of Geriatric Educators Annual Session, New York State Association of Geriatric Educators
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Service Activities:

  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (2018)
  • School of Dental Medicine Appeals Board; Member (2017–2020)
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (2016)
  • School of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee; Member (2015–2020)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Progress and Promotions Committee; Member (2015–2017)
  • Participate in Mayors Senior Health Fair; Participated in the Mayors Senior Health Fair by screening patients and distributing Oral Health literature and products with 7 dental students or recent grads; Acting Director (2019)
  • Radio Interview-WUFO Senior Moment Series; Interviewed on a Senior Citzens focused radio show regarding Oral Health for Seniors.; University Representative (2019)
  • Statewide Telephone teach-in; NY STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL is a not-for-profit grassroots membership organization made up of individuals and organizations with an interest in improving the lives of senior citizens. Materials from Teach Ins are posted on our website www.nysenior.org Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 am—11:00 am Theme: Oral Health and Older Persons Speaker: Albert Cantos, DDS, FAAOM, FSCDA, Clinical Assistant Professor, State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine Call in number: 1-605-475-6333 Access code: 6258645; Guest Lecturer (2018)
  • SDM Practice Plan Governing Board; Serves the university as manager of the clinical faculty practice plans at the UBSDM. This role is as an elected representative of the Restorative Dentistry Department; Committee Member (2018–2020)
  • Fellowship commitee SCDA-Geraitric Council; Review applications and approve/decline new Fellowship awards for the Geriatric council of the Special Care Dental Association; Professional Committee (2018–2019)
  • Advisory group HRSA funded Alzheimer's Curriculum; Part of an advisory group helping to develop the dental module of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Uniform Curriculum. This 16 module curriculum is funded by HRSA and intended to be a resourse for many professions. The Dental module is headed by Ken Shay; Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Focus group -Dental Section Alzheimers Uniform Curriculum; Participated in a HRSA AD UNIFORM CURRICULUM FOCUS GROUP MEETING Module 16: The Roles of Dentists and other Oral Health Care Providers in Managing Persons with Dementia December 17, 2015; Panel Member (2015)
  • Geriatric Council SCDA; The geriatric section of the National organization for Special Care Dentistry; Member (2015–2020)
  • Oral Health America - Older Adults Program Advisory Council; Advisory Board (2013–2014)
  • Oral Health America - Older Adults Symposium; Gathering of geriatric dentistry leaders to guide development of an educational modular.; Committee Member (2013)
  • AAOM Fellowship committee; The committee qualifies candidates, creates and administers the Fellowship examination given to those candidates applying for Fellowship status in The American Academy of Oral Medicine; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Planning Committee Bureau of Dental Health; Helped plan NYS Oral Health Surveillance Plan for Older Adults-Advisory Committee; Advisory Board (2012)
  • Counciler at large 8th District Dental Society; Executive Board (2011–2012)

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Contact Information

Restorative Dentistry
235P Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-2241
Fax: 716-829-3554
acantos@buffalo.edu