School of Dental Medicine


UConn Health Commencement Goes Virtual in a COVID-19 World

May 11, 2020

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic UConn Health found a way to honor its graduating Class of 2020 of 236 new physicians and scientists headed to health care’s frontlines.

Honoring the Class of 2020—Virtually

May 8, 2020

This year’s unprecedented circumstances did not stop the School of Dental Medicine from honoring the class of 2020 for their academic achievements.

START Proof of Concept Awards Announced

May 8, 2020

Through support from the CTNext Higher Education Fund, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has been able to administer the START Preliminary Proof-Of-Concept (PPOC) Fund to help advance promising technologies towards commercialization. The OVPR has recently finalized award decisions for the first three quarters funding rounds of the program. START recipients are […]

Spring 2020 Scholarship Facilitation Fund Announcement

May 1, 2020

Through this program, the OVPR is able to provide up to $2,000 to UConn faculty across all disciplines, on a competitive basis, to promote, support, and enhance research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

Developing Individualized Treatments for Chronic Jaw Pain

March 30, 2020

UConn researcher Mark Litt, recently received a $3.5M grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to develop individualized treatments for TMD, a cause of unremitting jaw pain.

Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak, UConn Researchers Working on Simple, Low-Cost CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases

March 26, 2020

UConn researchers are working to develop a simple, low-cost method of testing for coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

Researcher Receives Major NIH Funding to Address Tumor Growth

March 9, 2020

A researcher at the School of Dental Medicine recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to further investigate cancer growth and progression.

Dental Students Participate in Annual Research Day

March 5, 2020

This week, students in the School of Dental Medicine participated in the 2020 Medical and Dental Student Research Day— a culmination of medical and dental students’ projects for the year.

UConn Researchers Discover New Stem Cells That Can Generate New Bone

March 5, 2020

A study by UConn researchers has found stem cells that can generate new bone matter.

Teaching Dental Health Habits Early

February 27, 2020

UConn dental students bring a hands-on Children’s Dental Health Month presentation to prekindergartners at the Glastonbury Magnet School, part of a week of service during Black History Month.

UConn Shines at New England’s Largest Dental Meeting

February 7, 2020

UConn School of Dental Medicine students recently attended Yankee Dental Congress—New England’s largest dental meeting—and came home with more than just new knowledge about the field of dentistry.