Research

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

Research notebookOur programs in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences and public health help bring current research into our classrooms, clinics, and dental practices statewide. Six research clusters investigate everything from neuroscience to oral health disparities.

Oral Health Clinical Research Center (OHCRC)

The OHCRC supports research projects in oral surgery, dental materials, restorative procedures, facial pain, neuroscience, caries, periodontal diseases and oral medicine.

OHCRC

Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training (MinnCResT) Program

MinnCResT is a D.D.S./Ph.D. program training the next generation of independent investigators exploring questions in craniofacial, oral health and dental research.

MinnCResT

Research Support

Resources for School of Dentistry researchers, including funding opportunities, statistical support, and process explanations.

Research Support

$549,370 Awarded, 15 proposals submitted, 8 awards granted, 6 unique sponsors, 10 of the proposals were new.

Student Research & Training Opportunities

Research programs and support for students from undergraduate to D.D.S./Ph.D. including summer fellowships.

Student research

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

Research EthicsWe are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethicial standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work

Research News

Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS

Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS, Director of the Division of Temporomandibular Disorders & Orofacial Pain, became vice president of the International Network of Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology (INfORM) in July.

“I am excited to continue the work of the people who came before me, and continue to make an impact in the realm of orofacial pain,” Nixdorf said of the appointment.

CBCT Technology

The School of Dentistry has made a major investment in the future of 3D imaging, thanks to the work of two faculty specialists. Now, they are on a mission to educate more dental professionals in the process.

Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota

2021 marks thirty years of research, collaboration, and advocacy for the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, and the School of Dentistry has been a part of its research mission every step of the way.