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
15
3
45
School of Dental Medicine Credits
Dentistry
Total
182.5
182.5
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
15
3
45

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 2 (22 units DDS)

Courses

 • ANA 500: Gross Human Anatomy (6 credits)
 • ANA 504: Histology (4 credits)
 • BCH 500: Dental Biochemistry (4 credits)
 • CLD 800: Intro. to the Profession (2 credits)
 • CLD 811: Case Studies 1 (2 credits)
 • RDN 800: Biomaterials (0.5 credits)
 • RDN 802: Dental Anatomy (1.5 credits)
 • RDN 804: Dental Anatomy Lab (2 credits)

Spring Year 2

Courses

 • ANA 811: Neuroanatomy (2 credits)
 • CLD 813: Integrated Dental Practice (0.5 credit)
 • CLD 814: Case Studies II (2 credits)
 • MIC 502: Medical Microbiology (4 credits)
 • ODS 811: Oral Radiology (1 credit)
 • ODS 812: Orofacial Neurobiology (1 credit)
 • PDQ 801: Prof. Practice & Community Dentistry (3 credits)
 • PGY 502: Physiology (6 credits)
 • RDN 803: Principles of Occlusion (1 credit)

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