Nyucd Research Paper

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

Drs. Niederman and Ruff Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


Study to Focus On Bronx School-Based Cavity Prevention Dental Programs 

A research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.

NYU Dentistry's Richard Niederman, DMD, and Ryan Richard Ruff, MPH, PhD, will lead the five-year study comparing the effectiveness of two cavity-prevention techniques — a "simple" treatment of topical silver and fluoride, and a "complex" treatment of traditional sealants and fluoride. The study will be conducted in elementary schools in the Bronx, an area with a scarcity of dental care providers and clinics.


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