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 for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research/Dentsply Student Competition for advancing dental research and its application.  

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

Communications options for student researchers

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.