At the UB School of Dental Medicine, a step into our simulation labs reveals the future of dentistry. But our embrace of advanced technologies is only one reason we are ranked among the top 10 U.S. dental schools—and #11 in the world. We’re riding high—and aiming higher. With strategic investments of philanthropic dollars, and with your support, we will lead—we will define—the future of dental medicine.
Our students already have direct access to exceptional faculty, cutting-edge facilities, a diverse patient population and groundbreaking research opportunities. And for us, that’s only the beginning. In addition to completing the expansion of our state-of-the-art preclinical simulation center, further philanthropic funding will:
Dental medicine is a research-intensive web of scientific specialties, one that profoundly influences whole-body wellness. To build on our research strengths, we’re seeking philanthropic contributions to endow seven professorships and chairs, boost lab capabilities, create a new Center for Implant Dentistry, and support our Oral Health Research Fund. Taking these bold steps will allow us to elevate our already prominent research profile—and advance dental medicine more rapidly than ever.
We put our research findings and clinical advances to the ultimate test: by putting them into practice right here in Western New York. At our community clinic in Squire Hall, we provide free or reduced-cost care to more than 15,000 Western New York residents every year. We deploy and evaluate innovations in our Buffalo outreach clinics, including our Mobile Dental Unit. Philanthropy also enables us to reach out across professional boundaries, too, including an Interprofessional Education (IPE) program and online courses focusing on major health challenges. With your support, we will continue to position our graduates at the forefront, and help more dentists, health professionals and patients throughout the world.
The School of Dental Medicine is a pioneer in the field—a research titan, and a shining example of the best of dental education, community engagement and global leadership. Maintaining our lead is expensive. Increasing our lead requires a $20 million investment, more visionary donors and additional philanthropic support. But the payoff is immense: With your help, our world-class research, education, clinical facilities and experiences will better prepare our students, redefine and strengthen dental medicine, and improve the health of countless millions of people.
When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.