Through collaborations with government and industry, and by fostering mentorship within the dental education community, the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center provides the science and technology basis needed to improve the field of dentistry and oral health of the public. Current research/educational collaborations include the Naval Post-Graduate Dental School, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR), Bethesda, Maryland ; College of Dentistry, Howard University, Washington DC; School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado; School of Dental Medicine, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire; Dental School, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Engineering, University of Maryland; and Department of Engineering, Old Dominion University, Virginia. Forthcoming collaborations include College of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, and College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee.
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The ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center traditionally hosts Dental Student’s Conference on Research at the end of April each year. On average, fifty students from the US and Canada attend the meeting. The students spend one day on the NIST campus visiting the research center, and a second day visiting the NIH/NIDCR. Plenary lectures are given by the invited speakers addressing dental school, AADR, dental industry, ADA and NIST perspectives of dental research/science. Students have multiple opportunities to interact with mentors regarding careers in dental and biomaterial research. They also present their own research to their peers and on-site researchers. Selected ongoing Volpe Research Center and/or NIST projects are presented to and discussed with the attending students.
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