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Upcoming Events


Hinman Student Research Symposium
The 20th annual Hinman Student Research Symposium that showcases undergraduate student dental research from a variety of dental schools will take place at the Peabody Hotel, October 31st through November 2nd, 2014.

Faculty Alumni Endowment Research Grant Deadline – Friday, October 31st, 2014 5pm CDT
Please submit grant applications to Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy and Laura Rush at and no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st.


44th Annual Meeting of the AADR
93rd Annual General Session of the IADR
Boston, MA, March 11-14th, 2015

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The following is a list of the standard due dates for competing applications for NIH:

  Cycle I Cycle II Cycle III
R01 (New) Feb 5 June 5 Oct 5
R01 (Resubmission, Revision, Renewal) Mar 5 July 5th November 5th
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36 (New) Feb 16 June 16 October 16
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36 (Resubmission, Revision, Renewal) March 16 July 16 Nove 16
R13/U13 (All) April 12 Aug 12 Dec 12

News & Notices


Congratulations to Dr. Ivanoff, he has been invited to participate as a plenary lecturer at the Anniversary Scientific Conference at the Medical University of Plovdiv in May 2015.

Congratulations to Drs.  Ahuja, Babu, Wicks, Garcia-Godoy and Tipton on their paper recently accepted for publication: Cytotoxic effects of three denture base materials on gingival epithelial cells and fibroblasts: An in vitro study. International Journal of Experimental Dental Science (IJEDS) 2014; in press.

Congratulations to Dr. Hottel,who just received a grant of $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., to conduct a clinical study on the use of oral appliances in mitigating severity, frequency of motor and vocal tics. The study is titled:Cranio-Facial Relationship Manipulation with an Oral Appliance Mitigating the Severity and Frequency of Motor Tics Associated with Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders such as Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder

Dr. Shahrabi-Farahani contributed to the chapter: "Role of Scaffolds in Dentistry - From Conventional to Modern Innovative Biomaterials", in the eBook:
Frontiers in Biomaterials: The Design, Synthetic Strategies and Biocompatibility of Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application. Editors: S Cao & H Zhu.

Dr. Azim A, co-authored the article: Azim A, Deutsch A, Solomon C. The prevalence of middle mesial canals in mandibular molars following guided troughing under high magnification - an in vivo investigation. J Endod 2014; in press.

Dr. Tylka D co-authored the article: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews of the Efficacy of Stabilization Splints in the Management of Patients with TMD, on the American Equilibration Society website, 2014.

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Harris: Volume 26 issue 3 of the Dental Anthropology Journal is called the, Edward Harris Tribute Volume.

Drs Tantbirojn and Versluis, co-authored the article: Tantbirojn D, Fernando C, Versluis A. Failure strengths of composite additions and repairs. Operative Dentistry, in press.

Drs. Williams, Ballard, Woods and Anderson’s presentation: Campus to Community Partnerships: Building Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Learning Experiences has been accepted at the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants FallFest Conference2014 in Gatlinburg, TN, October 6-10, 2014.

Dr. Versluis co-authored the article: ‘Screw-in’ tendency of rotary nickel-titanium files due to design geometry.  International Endodontic Journal 2014; in press. Lee CJ, Ha JH, Versluis A, Kwak SW, Byeon K, Kim HC.

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