School of Dental Medicine

Boldly Shaping the Future of Dental Medicine

At the UB School of Dental Medicine, a step into our simulation labs reveals the future of dentistry. But our embrace of future 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.

Here Is How We Train Our Graduates to Lead the Way

Our students already have direct access to exceptional faculty, cutting-edge facilities—like our recently completed, state-of-the-art preclinical simulation-- a diverse patient population and groundbreaking research opportunities. And for us, that’s only the beginning. Further philanthropic funding will:

  • Fuel a $40 million renovation of our Squire Hall dental clinics, providing students access to modern operatories dedicated to specialty training
  • Provide more student opportunities to gain hands-on experience in our outreach and mobile clinics
  • Expand transformative student experiences working with Native American populations and overseas


Here Is How Our Research Creates Healthier Communities

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 professorships and chairs, boost lab capabilities and support our Oral Health Research Fund. Your support will enable us to recruit and retain world-class researchers who will elevate our already prominent faculty profile—and advance dental medicine more rapidly than ever.

Dental students and a professor treating a patient.
Two dental students in a lab.

Here Is How We Solve Global Problems by Testing Solutions in Our Own Backyard

We put our research findings and clinical advances into practice right here in Western New York. At our community clinic in Squire Hall, donor support has enabled free or reduced-cost care to more than 15,000 Western New York residents every year. Our Mobile Dental Unit roams underserved regions. Philanthropy also supports an Interprofessional Education (IPE) program and online courses. With your investment, we will position our graduates at the forefront, and help more dentists, health professionals and patients throughout the world.

We are seeking your investment in redefining dental research and practice.

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The Power of Your Investment

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 significant investment from visionary donors. 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.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

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.

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Ready to make a bold impact?

Neil R. Dengler

Senior Director of Advancement, School of Dental Medicine

1115 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 881-7486; Fax: (716) 829-6067


A UB dental student examining a child's teeth.