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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 2021

Grantees Total: $71,133.30

Christine Teed$9,866University of TorontoSynchronized microbubble-photodynamic activation to disinfect minimally prepared root canals
Leticia Chaves de Souza*$31,168.40University of Texas at HoustonThe role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NET) in apical periodontitis development
Ha Na Cho*$16,874University of Texas at HoustonEffects of COVID-19 on the pulpodentin complex: a histological and molecular study
Indaiá Soares Leibovitch$13,224.90University of Michigan School of Dentistry3D Evaluation of Outcomes in Regenerative Endodontics, A CBCT study

Fall 2020

Grantees Total: $65,257

Vanessa Chrepa $28,765University of Texas at San Antonio
Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Management of Emergency Dental Pain
Iryna Daline$2,300University of North Carolina
TMD and Endodontic Odontalgia: Screening and Comorbidity Assessment (TOSCA)
Ozge Erdogan*$12,300Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Exploring Host-Microbiome Interactions in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis Using Quantitative Proteomics
Fang-Chi Li*$15,758University of Toronto
Development and characterization of 3D tissue graft model to study macrophage-Stem Cell from Apical Papilla (SCAP) interaction in inflammation and healing
Aldo del Carpio Perochena$6,134University of Toronto
The impact of dentin conditioning and sealer modification with chitosan-hydroxyapatite nanocomplexes on the antibacterial and mechanical characteristics of root dentin


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