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Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research

ADA Foundation Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research 2016 group photo
Attendees of the 2016 Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research

ADA Foundation Dental Students Conference on Research 2016 group discussion

Hakan Gem participates in a discussion at the 2016 Colgate DSCR

Each year, the ADA Foundation hosts the Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research (Colgate DSCR) at the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This year's conference will take place on October 1-3. 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 the Colgate DSCR, the ADA Foundation continues a 53-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.

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ADA Foundation Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research 2016, photo of group tour
2016 Colgate DSCR attendees tour the NIST CNST NanoFab Laboratory

Selection criteria: An invitation and registration information will be sent to U.S. and Canadian dental schools in April, 2017. Full requirements and nomination procedures will be 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 $600 fee per student to be paid by the university to defray a portion of each student's conference-related costs. Student attendees are otherwise fully funded by the ADA Foundation as outlined in the Colgate DSCR requirements and nomination procedures documents.

ADA Foundation Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research 2016 group photo

Attendees of the 2016 Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research