Welcome to the Office of Information Technology and Facilities

Telework/Remote Teaching Resources

Help for remote work and teaching can be found on the Working from Home page. 

Please email sodhelp@umaryland.edu for all technical issues.

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 started a project to replace our existing 300+ dental chairs with the latest chairs from Adec.  We recently implemented a new radiology system from Infinitt. 

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 assessment administration. This provides immediate results to our students and faculty. We currently support WebEx, Zoom and Teams to enhance the distance education students’ online experience. We leverage Office 365 to provide productivity software to all of our faculty, staff and students from anywhere in the world.  We use Microsoft’s One Drive and Sharepoint/Teams to ensure our files and data are secure and available from anywhere in the world and on any device.

We are leveraging our state of the art network to provide: Cisco’s VOIP phone service, Vocera’s hands free communications within our clinics, Ocularis security camera system throughout the inside and outside our building and Appspace digital signage.

We provide support to over 1,200 personal computers at our Baltimore site and at our Universities at Shady Grove Dental Clinic using Microsoft's SCCM. We are working on virtualizing all of our systems to improve security, maintenance and access.

Our Universities at Shady Grove Dental 24 operatory 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 and research.

Kent Buckingham

Executive Director of IT and Facilities Management

HIPAA & IT Security Officer, School of Dentistry