Dental Operatories

The UB School of Dental Medicine is undergoing a modernization for the first time since moving to Squire Hall in 1986. The new clinics, collectively, will be part of our new oral health center. 

Support our future

We are seeking philanthropic investment in capital projects that essentially build a new school within our existing walls: A 21st century dental school for the practice of dentistry in the 21st century.

Support for SDM will deepen our impact on the future of dental practice, education, research and policy. The stronger the school, the greater our capacity to produce critical thinkers and new leaders for our profession.

Why the SDM clinic is important:

  • The School of Dental Medicine clinic is where our pre-doctoral students and residents develop and refine their diagnostic treatment skills, caring for the oral health needs of the school’s 50,000 annual patient visits.
  • Refitting the oral health center with new operatories and reconfiguring the space is necessary in order to increase educational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a modern and future-adaptable learning and treatment setting—one that facilitates a progressive education and state-of-the-art care delivery.

Put your mark on the next generation

With your gift of $25,000, you will cover the cost of an entire dental operatory. We will prominently and exclusively affix the name you choose on your funded operatory. You may select your own name, the name of your practice or someone you wish to honor or memorialize.

New operatories provide:

  • A setting appropriate for preparing pre-doctoral and post-graduate students in practice environments equipped with the latest technologies;
  • An improved experience for the patients we serve; and
  • An opportunity to develop systems that will be adaptable to evolving technologies.

We can do this now

With one extraordinary gesture, you can give a generation of students the best facilities for learning the practice of dental medicine. That’s a gift with a value beyond calculation. 

Opportunities for recognition include:

  • Naming a chair
    Make a $25,000 commitment, payable over a period of from one to five years
  • Class and group gifts
    Fund chairs with the same recognition opportunities available to individuals—a great opportunity to memorialize friendships, classmates, professional partnerships, clubs—any association your group would be proud to remember and celebrate with an operatory in the clinic
  • Corporate gifts.
    Provide corporate support and receive the same recognition opportunities available to individuals and groups--a significant opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting statement of support for the next generation of dental medicine practitioners.

Ways you can give

Gifts toward your operatory naming opportunity can include cash contributions, securities and gifts of closely-held stock. You can also make a pledge for the full amount payable over five years or less. For more information on ways to support the operatory modernization project, contact:

Neil Dengler 
Asst. Dean and Director of Philanthropy 
School of Dental Medicine
1124 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214