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Research is an essential part of the mission of the College of Dentistry and as such is also a part of the teaching mission for health science students. The contribution of research to advances in the knowledge base can be directly applied to patient care, and a key component of the education of NYU Dentistry students lies in understanding how research contributes to this knowledge. Further, research as a career option is best demonstrated through the recognition of research as a prominent part of the activity of the faculty.

In addition to the integration of research endeavors in the predoctoral program, there are three research-focused academic programs at NYU Dentistry: MS in Biomaterials, MS in Clinical Research, and MS in Oral Biology.

NYU College of Dentistry has one of the largest and most rapidly growing research programs in the country, and one of the most successful in terms of attracting federal funding. An important part of NYU Dentistry's research strategy is translational research. We firmly believe that in today's world, groups of researchers must work together synergistically in order to move fundamental basic science research into practice. This integrated approach drives the majority of the research conducted today at the NYU College of Dentistry.

Office of Research

The Office of Research provides advice on grant proposals, seeks new sources of funding for research, and counsels faculty and students on research opportunities. The Office of Research oversees the review of research proposals within the college and sponsors small grants for both faculty and student research.

Our Goals

  • Identify research priorities and opportunities
  • Promote the quality of research
  • Provide support for development of research grants
  • Encourage wider faculty involvement in research
  • Develop seminars to encourage research


Louis Terracio, Vice Dean for Research
(212) 998-9917

Maria DeAcetis, Administrator
(212) 998-9219


Resources & Forms for Researchers


NYUCD Research Scholarship Expo

Research Scholarship Expo

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Research Centers at NYU College of Dentistry

An academic Contract Research Organization (CRO), Bluestone conducts biomedical research on pharmaceuticals, devices, emerging biotechnology, and oral health products. To learn more, visit the Blue Stone Center >>> 

The mission of the NYU Center for Skeletal and Craniofacial Biology is to facilitate research into diseases which affect craniofacial development and the skeleton. Learn more about CSCB. >>>

The Family Translational Research Group studies the mechanisms through which individual, couple, and family dysfunction cause significant public health degradation and translates that knowledge into effective interventions. Learn more about FTRG. >>>

The HIV/AIDS Research Program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary group that facilitates clinical and basic research studies on the mechanism of HIV infection, transmission, and disease progression. Learn more about HARP. >>>