DDS/MBA

Dental student standing in white lab coat with trees in the background.

Jasmin Dhanjal, DDS/MBA '18

Your patients are your clients. Your practice is also your business.

Prepare for strategic leadership roles with a solid foundation of business and management acumen enhancing your dental skills. The School of Management and the School of Dental Medicine offer a collaborative five-year program leading to both the DDS and MBA degrees. 

Be Career Ready

  • Apply analytical skills to understand the delicate balance between patient outcomes and efficiency
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills
  • Develop practical financial management skills
  • Understand the inter-related role of health care policy development, facility management and strategic planning
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse community of full-time MBAs
  • Network with alumni and leaders from the top health care organizations around the country through the school’s active Health Care Advisory Panel

Timeline

If admitted to both degree programs, you will take MBA core and elective courses before enrolling in DDS courses, completing your remaining MBA electives and capstone during your dental curriculum years, for a total of five years.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

You must apply, meet the individual admissions criteria for, and be accepted to each degree program independently. For MBA admissions, you may submit your DAT (Dental Admission Test) scores in place of the GMAT or GRE. Apply for both programs in the same admissions cycle, and plan for a full MBA year before your first full DDS year. For specific program timeline and curriculum, consult with our Graduate Programs Office before applying.


Total Hour Requirement

School of Dental Medicine Credits School of Management Credits
Dentistry


Total
182.5


182.5
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
School of Dental Medicine Credits
Dentistry
Total
182.5
182.5
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu

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Curriculum

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Fall Year 4

Courses

 • CLD 831: Comprehensive Care Clinic I (4.5 credits)
 • CLD 835: Treatment Planning & Cases I (1 credits)
 • ODS 832: Oral Radiology Clinic (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 836: Oral Pathology II (2 credits)
 • ODS 837: Clinic Diagnosis I (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 839: TMD Rotation (0.5credit)
 • OSU 831: Oral Surgery I (1 credit)
 • OSU 833: Oral Surgery Clinic I (1 credit)
 • OSU 835: Medical Emergencies (0.5 credit)
 • PDQ 824: Psychosocial Issues in Dentistry (1 credit)
 • PDQ 831: Pediatric Dentistry I (1 credit)
 • PDO 833: Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (1 credit)
 • PDO 836: Public Health Principles (1 credit)
 • PER 831: Periodontology II (1 credit)
 • PER 833: Periodontology Clinic I (0.5 credit)
 • PER 835: Endodontics II (1.5 credits)
 • PER 836: Endodontics Clinic I (0.5 credit)
 • PMY 831: Principles of Pharmacology (5 credits)
 • RDN 828: Implant Dentistry Lab (1 credit)
 • RDN 831: Implant Dentistry II (1 credit)
 • RDN 833: Fixed Prosthodontics I (1 credit)
 • RDN 834: Indirect Restorations Clinic I (0.5 credit)
 • RDN 835: Cariology & Direct Restorations I (1 credit)
 • RDN 836: Direct Restorations Clinic I (0.5 credit)
 • RDN 837: Removable Prosth. III (1 credit)
 • RDN 839: Removable Prosth. Clinic I (0.5 credit)

Spring Year 4

Courses

 • CLD 832: Comprehensive Care Clinic II (2 credits)
 • CLD 838: Treatment Planning & Cases II (2 credits)
 • CLD 847: Professionalism in Practice (1 credit)
 • ODS 830: Principles of Diff. Diagnosis (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 831: Mgt. of the Medically Complex Pt. (1 credit)
 • ODS 832: Oral Radiology Clinic III (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 834: TMD and Orofacial Pain (1.5 credit)
 • ODS 871: TMD Rotation (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 838: Clinical Diagnosis (0.5 credit)
 • OSU 832: Oral Surgery II (1 credit)
 • OSU 834: Oral Surgery Clinic II (1 credit)
 • OSU 836: Anesth/Pain Control (1 credit)
 • ORT 832: Orthodontics (1 credit)
 • ORT 834: Orthodontic Technique (1.5 credits)
 • PDO 832: Pediatric Dentistry II (1 credit)
 • PDO 834: Ped. Dent. Clinic II (1 credit)
 • PER 832: Surgical Perio Therapy (1 credit)
 • PER 834: Periodontics Clinic II (1 credit)
 • PER 837: Endodontics Clinic II (1 credit)
 • RDN 833: Fixed Prosthodontics III (1 credit)
 • RDN 834: Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic II (0.5 credit)
 • RDN 835: Cariology and Direct Restorations II (1 credit)
 • RDN 836: Operative Clinic II (0.5 credit)
 • RDN 838: Removable Prosth. IV (1 credit)
 • RDN 839: Removable Prosth. Clinic II (0.5 credit)
 • ODS 842: Dental Mgt. of Special Needs Patients (0.5 credit)

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