New York State Academic Dental Centers

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Finding a Native American Dentist is Rare, UB Dental Program Aims to Change That
Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the United States this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program, an initiative between the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System, aims to reduce the alarming disparity by introducing Native American students to careers in dentistry. Read more.


NYU College of Dentistry: Lancet Series on Oral Health, Co-Authored by NYU Dentistry’s Habib Benzian, Calls for “Radical Reform” of Oral Healthcare
A special Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet, presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care. The series is comprised of two papers, both co-authored by Habib Benzian, DDS, MScDPH, PhD, the associate director of global health and policy for NYU College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry-the only WHO Collaborating Center on oral health in the Americas. Read more.