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Dental Student Research Fellowship Program

The Summer Dental Student Research Fellowship Program is designed to give first-year dental students at UCSF the opportunity to have a mentored research experience between their first and second years of dental school. The program consists of students working closely with their mentors for a period of three months to explore enticing and innovative research topics.

2022 Participating Mentors List can be found here.

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NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award

Still thinking about research this coming Summer but maybe you feel the Summer Research Program is not for you? We are happy to announce details regarding the NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award. The goal of this program is to expose future dentists to careers in research, the NIDCR offers an outstanding summer research training opportunity in its intramural research labs for dental students. The NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award is designed to give talented dental students hands-on research experience and exposure to the latest advances in oral health research. Summer Dental Student Awardees are assigned to mentors who conduct research in the students’ areas of interest. Participation in the program may result in presentations of research findings at a scientific meeting or co-authorship of scientific publications. Qualified dental students will spend a summer doing research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

If interested, more details can be found here.

To apply for one of these programs, please contact: Office of Graduate and Research Affairs (

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NIH Research Opportunities

For more information, please contact Roger Mraz (

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Global Oral Health Research Fellowship

Involve yourself in faculty-mentored research projects studying the topics of public health, epidemiology and basic sciences relevant to global oral health!

Contact Dr. Benjamin Chaffee for further information:

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Through the research requirements and active mentoring for faculty, the ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) helps to create a pathway for those who may be considering entering an academic career. ADCFP operates on a national level through ADEA and provides unique resources to help you explore your many career options. Every year at the ADEA Annual Session, ADCFP fellows from around the nation meet to share their experiences and what they have been working on under the guidance of their faculty mentors.

Visit ADEA's ADCFP official website:


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Global Oral Health Community Partnership

Project Title: Evaluation of City Smiles Connect: A New Program to Provide One-Visit Dentures to Homeless in San Francisco 

Mentor: Dr. George Taylor

Community Partners: San Francisco Dental Society and Project Homeless Connect

We are conducting a mixed methods evolution of a program to provide dentures to homeless in San Francisco. Through quantitive data collection and interviewing patients, providers and administrators we will evaluate the programs greatest successes and suggest possible changes to improve outcomes and increase efficiency in the future. 

To learn more, contact Dr. George Taylor: 

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