Quality of Research
Research is a vital aspect of the Kornberg School of Dentistry, with a wide array of projects underway in each of the facilities outlined above. Students and residents work alongside faculty to produce cutting-edge research in their fields. The school has received $1.75 million in funding from United Healthcare Inc. and the UHC Foundation, $2.17 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and $1.14 million from the American Dental Association for faculty research projects.
Recently the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, awarded the school $2.59 million to support research aimed at combating dental anxiety. This project marks an innovative partnership between the Kornberg School of Dentistry and Temple’s Psychology Department, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts.
In 2017, a pair of Kornberg students earned a research award from the American Public Health Association Oral Health Section for their study of dental public health entitled Support for Community Water Fluoridation and Integrating Advocacy Training in Dental Curriculum: Pediatric Dentists Perspectives.
Other student research has centered on projects such as
- the laser treatment of periodontal disease;
- patient attitudes toward Temple University’s smoking policy; and
- prophylactic antibiotic usage in nonoperative, closed facial fracture.