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.

Spring 2018

Grantees Total: $100,489

Jennifer Gibbs*$22,537New York University449876 Identification 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

Fall 2017

Grantees Total: $106,220.21

Shira Ackerman*$3,280Texas A&M College of Dentistry Accuracy of 3D Printed Endodontic Surgical Guide: A Human Cadaver Study
Obadah Austah$27,016University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Role of Sensory Innervation in Modulating the Initiation and Development of Apical Periodontitis
Kendall Lynn Baginski$5,700Texas A&M College of DentistryEvaluation of a Novel Intranasal Spray (3% tetracaine/0.05% oxymetazoline) for Maxillary Pulpal Anesthesia
George Huang*$35,000University of Tennessee Health Science CenterDental Pulp Stem Cells as Vascular Forming Cells for Pulp Regeneration
Michael Mittelsteadt$2,330University of North CarolinaEfficacy of Tetracaine/Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray for Endodontic Treatment
Cameron Ritter$17,051.21University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Effect of Residual Biofilm on Release and Activity of Growth Factors from Dentin'
Jenny Sun$15,843University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Comparative Evaluation of Coronal and Radicular Dentin Growth Factors and their Effect on Mineralization, Angiogenesis and Neurogenesis


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