Dentistry and dental hygiene students have the opportunity to participate in a research project under the supervision of a faculty of dentistry professor.  These projects usually occur during the summer but work often continues into the school year.  Currently, the faculty has a stipend available for research students, paying them for up to 100 hours of research work (currently this is worth up to $1500).  Participating in summer research also opens up other opportunities, like presenting a poster locally or abroad, with travel scholarships available.  

For more info contact the research project developer Heather Good ( or the student research chair Arleen Schmidt ( or visit Dentranet

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IADR 2016

Many U of A research students had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to present their research at the International Association of Dental Research Conference.  Travel such as this can be partially or fully covered through faculty travel awards or via your supervisor.  

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Faculty of Medicine Research Day

Summer research students receiving funding through the faculty of dentistry may be required to present a poster at the FoMD research symposium.  Here, students have the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and the possibility of winning prizes.  This year, one of the best poster awards was won by Tanushi, a member of the DDS 2019 class!