The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine has a long history of facilitating interactions between dental students and researchers at the university. Opportunities are available for students in many different aspects of dental research, including craniofacial genetics, tissue regeneration, informatics, public health, and other fields.
In addition to the academic rewards and contribution to the dental profession, many students who conduct research have opportunities to share their projects and results at national meetings and conferences. These events provide an excellent experiences to learn from and network with colleagues. Students involved with research can also compete for awards, scholarships, and other opportunities at the university.
To be involved in research, students must maintain good academic standing.
Learn More about Student Research
Student Testimonials: Learn from current and past students who have
participated in research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental
Medicine. Discover about the rewards of supplementing your dental
education with a gratifying research experience.
Student Research Guide at Pitt: An important process at the University of
Pittsburgh is the Institutional Review Board. All students conducting research
will learn policies and guideline established by the university to ensure high
Contact a Research Representative: Both students and faculty are available
to answer your questions about student research.
Deans Summer Scholarship: Incoming students are provided with an
opportunity to experience a three-month research experience during their
summer before starting dental school.
Student Research Group: The SRG is a student-run organization whose
purpose is to foster the environment of student research. The SRG provides
several unique benefits to student researchers.
Dental Public Health Project Clearing House: The DPH Project
Clearinghouse is available for the public to facilitate interaction between
researchers or project managers with available research projects/data and
students looking for research data to support residency projects or
masters/doctoral theses work.
Student Participation at the Annual Symposium: Every year, students
active in research are asked to present their finding during a research
symposium attended by all dental faculty and staff. Learn more about past
students who have presented their research by following the link below.