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University at Buffalo dental school holds sixth annual Dentistry Smiles on Veterans

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Providing care: University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine faculty and students pose during the school’s annual Dentistry Smiles on Veterans event. From left are students Ryan Prevost and Shane Andres, Clinical Associate Professor Raymond Miller, D.D.S, students Corey Stein and Lauren Shine, and Assistant Dean Brendan Dowd, D.D.S.

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine held its sixth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans event on Nov. 13 in the school's dental clinic.

The program is a partnership between UB Dental and the Eighth District Dental Society.

"The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is proud to help veterans who have helped our country," said Brendan Dowd, D.D.S., assistant dean for clinical operations, UB School of Dental Medicine, in a news release. "It is a small token of our appreciation to assist the folks who have defended our country when it has needed it the most."

During the event, more than 200 Buffalo-area dentists and hygienists, UB dental students, faculty and staff provided care ranging from cleanings to oral surgery.

Giving back: Some special guests attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's sixth annual Dentistry Smiles on Veterans event. From left are Tim Kennedy, state senator, N.Y.; Joe Zambon, D.D.S., Ph.D., dean, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; a nursing resident volunteer; Raymond Miller, D.D.S., clinical associate professor; Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.; Brendan Dowd, D.D.S., assistant dean for clinical operations; and Satish Tripathi, Ph.D., president, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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