• Dental Academic Research Experience and Summer Research Fellowship Programs

      *Effective January 11, 2021, the NYU College of Dentistry’s DARE and the Summer Research Fellowship programs are officially on hiatus until further notice. COVID-19 developments nationally, and particularly in the NYC area, have made it clear that we will be unable to prepare sufficiently for a safe and valuable research experience.

      Please continue to check this page for future developments.

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