Dental Students Conference on Research
Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research
Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center
Each year, the ADA Foundation hosts the Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research at the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The goal of this conference is to introduce dental students to industry and academic professionals as well as scientists from the VRC, the American Dental Association, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to raise their awareness of the wide-ranging careers available in oral health research. Students attend guest lectures from leading scientists, tour top research centers such as the NIH campus, and participate in poster presentations and discussions.
Through this conference, the ADA Foundation continues a 50 year legacy that allows dental students access to an array of oral health research and collaboration opportunities that will benefit the general public and future generations for many years to come.
Selection criteria: All U.S. and Canadian dental schools will receive information on the 2015 DSCR in late March or early April. Full requirements and nomination procedures are distributed to each dental school dean via an email from the ADA Foundation. To be selected, each student nominee should be a first-time conference participant and have a demonstrated interest and ability in research. The ADA Foundation requires a $500 fee per student to be paid by the university to defray a portion of the students' conference-related costs. Student attendees are otherwise fully funded by the ADA Foundation as outlined in the ADAF DSCR requirements and nomination procedures documents.