Welcome to the Office of Information Technology

Kent BuckinghamThe mission of the Office of Information Technology is to provide the best possible service to the faculty, staff and students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. We maintain and support one of the most technologically advanced clinical management systems in the world. We have implemented the latest chair technology from Planmeca and the latest digital x-ray technology from Carestream.

We are a leader in the use of advanced technology to educate our students. We use Mediasite to capture all of our faculty lectures so that students can access these lectures 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We use QuestionMark software for exam administration. This provides immediate results to our students and faculty. We offer BlackBoard Collaborate sessions to enhance the distance education students’ online experience.

We are leveraging our state of the art network to provide: VOIP phone service, RFID tracking of key assets, communications to security cameras throughout the building and content to our new digital signage.

We provide support to over 1,200 personal computers in Baltimore and Perryville using Microsoft's SCCM.

Our Perryville clinic has the latest technology available and leverages the network and servers located in Baltimore. Our electronic patient record has improved our records by improving access, control and readability. The paperless record allows for easy consultation with faculty that can be located anywhere in the world.

We continue to look for technology that will move us forward and keep us in the forefront of dental education.

Kent Buckingham

Executive Director of IT and Facilities Management

HIPAA & IT Security Officer, School of Dentistry