• Stanford, Clark (PI)
  • Baumgardner, Kirk (PI)
  • Lidral, Andrew (PI)
  • Kleinegger, Cynthia (PI)
  • Amstrong, Steven (PI)
  • Tompach, Paul (PI)
  • Romanowski, Ann (PI)
  • Richter-Snapp, Karen (PI)
  • Parrish, Kenneth (PI)
  • Squier, Christopher (PI)
  • Kolker, Justine (PI)
  • Jezewski, Peter (PI)
  • Adu-Sarkodie, Heather (PI)
  • Armstrong, Steven (PI)
  • Timmons, Sherry (PI)
  • Summersgill, Kurt (PI)
  • Best, Cory (PI)
  • Kurago, Zoya Bronislavovna (PI)
  • Lidral, Andrew (PI)
  • Squier, Christopher (PI)
  • Law, Alan (PI)
  • Best, Cory (PI)
  • Smith, Shane (PI)
  • Zerr, Marvin (PI)
  • Armstrong, Steven (PI)
  • Slayton, Rebecca (PI)
  • Summersgill, Kurt (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This application requests support of an existing institutional Dentist
Scientist Program so as to provide individuals with dental degrees the
opportunity to become independent investigators, capable of applying their
research skills to problems of oral and dental disease and competing for
external grant support. This program is specifically designed as a
consortium effort of basic science and clinical departments which will
provide training in three ares: (1) basic science, leading to a Ph.D.
degree, either in a basic science department or as an interdisciplinary
basic science/dental science degree; (2) clinical training, leading to
certification in endodontics, oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial
surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, preventive and
community dentistry, or prosthodontics. Advanced clinical training will
also be available in operative dentistry, oral medicine, and radiology; (3)
applied or clinical research in which the candidate will apply basic
science knowledge and research techniques to problems relevant to oral and
dental health. The Program will have a short Introductory Phase, enabling
the candidate to attend Core Courses, identify a research area and to
select a mentor. During this stage, he will be supervised by an Ad Hoc
Advisory Group. Basic Science Mentors will be drawn from the Scientific
Faculty of the Program and will be individuals who have a record of peer-
reviewed research and supervision of graduate clinical students. The
mentors will supervise the complete training program of the candidates and
will chair the Student Advisory Committee constituted for each candidate.
Basic science research will be carried out in the Basic Science Departments
of the University and in the Dows Institute for Dental Research. There
will also be a series of Laboratory Rotations through the research programs
of the Dows Institute. Clinical mentors (co-mentors) will direct the
advanced clinical training component in the relevant clinical specialty.
The final component of the program will involve a period of applied or
clinical research which represents application of the basic science
training to a clinical problem. The completion of a candidate's training
program will be signalled by completion of the Ph.D. program, satisfaction
of dental specialty requirements and accomplishment of an applied or
clinical research project. The Dentist Scientist Program will be
administered by a Director and Associate Director, assisted by a Program
Advisory Committee and by three external consultants.
Effective start/end date9/1/856/30/04


  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)