Student Research

Required student research

Dental students complete a research project during the third year of the academic program.  Working alone or in small teams, with a faculty mentor, students perform studies which examine a range of scientific issues, from caries and periodontal disease, to smoking cessation and oral health promotion.  Dental hygiene students engage in research during the academic program, and present the findings from the research at an annual research day.

Dental students present their research projects at the school’s annual research day.  The best research is selected to represent the school at the American Association of Dental Research’s Dentsply Student Research Competition. 

Students also present completed research projects at regional and national meetings, such at the Hinman and Greater New York dental meetings, and the American Dental Education Association Meeting.

Student Research Group

We have an active Student Research Group within the dental school. Members of the group meet periodically during a semester to listen to, and engage invited research speakers present on their work.