• Applications for the DARE programs (D2 through D4) are now being accepted for the Fall semester. Application deadline is August 27, 2021

      The DARE program was established to motivate and encourage dental students to become involved in oral health related research (basic science, biomaterials, clinical, or behavioral) at NYU College of Dentistry.

      Apply now using the following links:
    • D2 DARE FALL 2021
    • D3 DARE FALL 2021
    • D4 DARE FALL 2021

      Please note that before applying, you must:
      • already have selected a mentor,
      • have a brief description and title of your project in order to fill out the application,
      • be in good academic standing (unofficial transcript also to be submitted).

      Course dates are posted on the DDS Research Courses web page. Additional information on Student Research page.

      We hope many of you take the opportunity to participate in this elective. We look forward to receiving your application.

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


Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, Vice Dean for Research & Faculty Affairs

Maria DeAcetis, Administrator
(212) 998-9219