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!
This research has enabled advances in many areas, such as dental materials, pain management, microbiology, clinical research and regeneration.
Faculty who manage research studies gain a higher profile within their institutions, and endodontic departments will gain recognition when they generate public awareness and revenue for their university.
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.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Foundation for Endodontics' commitment to research in the specialty.
Click on the articles to read about the Foundation's latest work in Research!