Competitive Research Grant Recipients

Support for endodontic research lies at the heart of the Foundation for Endodontic's mission. Approximately $260,000 is allocated to research grants annually. Funding is awarded to both residents and faculty members. The Foundation continues to support the specialty’s research initiatives as one of its main priorities.

Below are names and institutions of funded researchers. Thank you to all applicants for submitting research that strengthens and advances the specialty of endodontics.



Fall 2018

Grantees Total: $28,963

Jacob Al-Hashemi$14,048Boston UniversityDifferential expression of miRNAs in Human External Cervical Root Resorption
Leticia Chaves de Souza* $9,915The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Evaluation of the physical-chemical and biological properties of a new bioceramic sealer
Seyed Omid Dianat*$5,000University of Maryland School of DentistryThe Accuracy and Efficiency of a Dynamic 3D Navigation System for Negotiating Calcified Canals


Spring 2018

Grantees Total: $100,489

Jennifer Gibbs*$22,537New York UniversityIdentification of clinical and biological risk factors for pain after root end resection surgery
David Harris$9,100University of TorontoElectrophoretic deposition of bioactive antibacterial nanoparticles in apical root anatomy
Fang-Chi Li*$9,930University of TorontoNanoparticle guided dentin micro-tissue engineering: characterizing fluid dynamics and mechanical characteristics
Federico Martinho$26,157University of Maryland, BaltimoreA clinical evaluation of the ability of finishing files to supplement the removal of bacteria and endotoxins from primarily infected root canals
Bobby Nadeau$6,882University of TorontoA Three Dimensional Digital Image Correlation Analysis on the Role of Free-Water Loss and Residual Strain on Fracture Predilection in Root Dentin
Jered Vislisel$10,883University of IowaApplication of Gene-activating BMP-2/FGF-2 Scaffolds for Dental Pulp Capping
Wing-Yee Yeung$15,000University of MarylandUtilizing Charged Membrane Technology for Endotoxin Removal from the Root Canal System


*Indicates researchers who received $500 award for the highest scoring proposal.