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Groundbreaking research fuels the specialty and gives both established and developing endodontists the tools to achieve excellence in patient care, saving natural teeth whenever possible. The Foundation helps fund impactful studies, allocating approximately $260,000 annually in competitive research grants. From 1990 to 2000, the Foundation funded $1 million in research; since 2001 over $7 million has been invested in research, via multiple funding opportunities!

The Foundation has supported discoveries that have become part of everyday clinical practice, including research on bioceramic materials, local anesthesia techniques and non-narcotic pain management, pulp regeneration and healing, new materials and techniques to prepare canals and canal disinfection.

We target both investigations that may not appeal to the broader interests of other funders as well as studies that are likely to attract ongoing support from a larger agency and garner prominence in the government’s funding agenda. This kind of recognition help institutions gain a higher profile within institutions and create opportunities to generate public awareness.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Foundation for Endodontics' commitment to research in the specialty.