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    Student Research, Education and Training

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry hosts a number of programs to give students and researchers an opportunity to learn.

    Student Research, Education and Training

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    Research Clusters

    Faculty members at the School of Dentistry are divided into six research clusters, investigating everything from neuroscience to oral health disparities.

    Research Clusters

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    Funding resources

    A list of government funding and National Institutes of Health

    Funding links

Welcome to the School of Dentistry Research Page

Research in the School of Dentistry: Faculty, clinic and student involvement

  • Organized into six research clusters, our programs in basic sciences, clinical sciences and social & behavioral sciences and public health help bring current research into our classrooms, clinics and dental practices statewide.
  • Our research programs are well-funded.  In fiscal year 2012, we received almost $11 million in funding through corporate contracts, foundation funding, university awards and  12 NIH institutes, including the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research.
  • Research opportunities for students include graduate programs in oral biology, dentistry and dental hygiene; the Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program (MinnCrest); the Minnesota Training Program in Virology and our summer research program.
About Research at the School of Dentistry
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Driven to Discover

How the multi-disciplinary approach of Shelley Grimes, Dwight Anderson, and Paul Jardine led to the characterization of the phi29 "molecular motor," one of the strongest force-generating molecular motors ever reported.

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Upcoming Research Seminars

Click here for the School of Dentistry Seminar Calendar.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

“The Role of Health Informatics and Information Technology (HIIT) in Addressing the Triple Aim in Dentistry”

Amit Acharya,BDS,PhD
Director, Dental Informatics
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation





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