Joseph L. Rumfola

Joseph L. Rumfola

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

School of Dental Medicine


Specialty/Research Focus

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD); Community Dentistry; Endodontics; Esthetic Dentistry; Fixed Prosthodontics; Geriatric Dentistry; Implant Dentistry; Operative Dentistry; Oral Surgery; Periodontics; Prosthodontics; Removable Prosthodontics; Temporomandibular Disorders

Contact Information
Restorative Dentistry
SUNY at Buffalo
215 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006
Phone: (716) 829-2862
Fax: (716) 829-2440
rumfola@buffalo.edu



Education and Training:

  • DDS, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude (2002)
  • BS, Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science, Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (1998)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, SUNY Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Dentist, Joseph L. Rumfola, D.D.S. (2003-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011–2018)
  • Clinical Instructor, Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine (2009–2011)
  • Clinical Instructor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004–2009)
  • Clinical Instructor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003–2004)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2002–2003)

Awards and Honors:

  • Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award - finalist (2017)
  • Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry (2013)
  • Fellowship in American College of Dentists (2012)

Research Expertise:

  • Dentist/Researcher

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Professional Memberships:

  • ITI Study Club; International Implant Study Club (2018–present)
  • American College of Dentists; Honor fraternity based on leadership and ethics within the profession. (2012–present)
  • UB Dental Implant Study Club (2012–present)
  • UB Alumni Association (2010–present)
  • Fonzi Dental Study Club; Organization of Italian American dentists that provides continuing education at social events for its members, and charitable contributions to the community. (2009–present)
  • Erie County Dental Society (2004–present)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (2003–present)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (2002–present)
  • NYS Dental Association (2002–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Association (2002–present)
  • UB Dental Alumni Association (2002–present)
  • American Dental Association (1998–present)
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Presentations:

  • "Tips for Temps....Takes a Team" UB CDE (2015)
  • "Posts/Cores and Buildups" GDR Conference, AEGD/GPR Residents (2012)
  • "Provisionalization" GDR Conference, AEGD/GPR Residents (2012)
  • "Provisionalization" General Dental Resident's Conference (2012)
  • "Posts/Cores and Buildups" General Dental Resident's Conference (2011)
  • "Posts/Cores and Buildups" General Dental Resident's Conference (2011)
  • "Immediate Implant Placement with Immediate Loading" Nobel Biocare Conference (2007)
  • "AEGD Program Brochure" , SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, AEGD Program (2005)

Service Activities:

  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (2017–2019)
  • Dentistry Smiles on Veterans Day; Provided dental treatment for active and former members of US military.; Volunteer (2019)
  • Give Vets a Smile Day; Provided free dental care to local veterans.; Volunteer (2018)
  • Eighth District Mentoring Program; Act as a mentor to dental students in the 2nd, 3rd and 4 year classes. Meet with mentees 3-4 times per year to advise them on dentistry outside of academia.; Advisor (2018–present)
  • Judge for Senior Clinical Awards; Examined patients for Snow, Fumia and Brasseler clinical awards; Judge (2018)
  • 8th District Representative to NYSDA Council on Ethics; Member (2017–present)
  • Reunion Chair; Reunion committee member for Class of 2002; Member (2017)
  • President - OKU; President (2016–2017)
  • Judge for Senior Clinical Awards; Judge (2016)
  • BOCA Mission to Puerto Plata, DR; Served as faculty on dental school outreach program.; Participant (2015)
  • Chair - OKU Membership Committee; Chair (2015–2016)
  • Chair - OKU Nominating Committee; Chair (2015–2016)
  • President Elect, OKU; Dental Honor Fraternity; Vice President (2015–2016)
  • Vice President OKU; Dental Honor Fraternity; Vice President (2015)
  • SGCEF Board Member; Springville Griffith Community Education Foundation; Board Member (2014–present)
  • Judge for Senior Clinical Awards; Judge (2014)
  • BOCA Mission to Puerto Plata; Dental mission with students/faculty from UB.; Participant (2014)
  • President Fonzi Dental Study Club; President (2013)
  • President OKU; President (2012–2014)
  • President Elect OKU (2012)
  • Attending Faculty BOCA Dental Mission; Attended 2012 mission trip to Dominican Republic. Superivsed/assisted UB dental students and provided patient care.; School Representative (2012)
  • BOCA Mission to Puerto Plata, DR; Dental mission with students/faculty from UB.; Participant (2012)
  • Vice President, Fonzi Dental Study Club; Vice President (2012)
  • Vice President, OKU; Vice President (2011–2012)
  • Secretary, Fonzi Dental Study Club; Secretary (2011–2012)
  • Outreach for UB School of Dental Medicine; Manned a booth at a community health fair. Answered questions regarding UB School of Dental Medicine and dentistry in general.; Volunteer (2010)
  • Sergeant at Arms, Fonzi Dental Study Club; Member (2010)
  • Outreach for UB School of Dental Medicine; Manned a booth at a community health fair as part of the Springville Dairy Festival. Answered questions related to the dental school and to dentistry in general.; Volunteer (2009)
  • Judge for Senior Clinical Awards; Judged Samuel Caccamise Award; Judge (2009–present)
  • UB Dental Alumni Association; President (2009)
  • UB Dentist Editorial Committee; Committee Member (2009–present)
  • UB Dental Alumni Association; Vice President (2008–2009)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Springville; Program Development Committee; Committee Member (2007–2008)
  • UB Dental Alumni Association; Secretary (2007)
  • UB Dental Alumni Association Executive Committee; Member (2004–present)
  • Eigth District Dental Society; National Children‘s Dental Health Month; Volunteer (2001)

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Contact Information

Restorative Dentistry
SUNY at Buffalo
215 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006
Phone: (716) 829-2862
Fax: (716) 829-2440
rumfola@buffalo.edu