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Small Grants Program

Dean’s Academy Small Grants Program in Innovation and Educational Research: The purpose of the Dean’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars in Innovation and Educational Research Small Grants Program (Dean’s Academy Small Grant Program) is to stimulate research and innovation in dental education. This program will make small awards (up to $3,000 per project) from an overall project pool of $6,000 to faculty who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve education through innovative and methodical approaches.

These projects may involve curriculum development, evaluation methods, faculty development, or use of technology. Projects demonstrating a direct, measurable, positive impact on health science education will be most competitive for the award.

A successful application will be based upon merit with the intention to be responsible to the needs of a given program. Collaboration between or among units or schools is strongly encouraged where possible.

Get additional information about the Small Grants Program.

2014-15 Recipients

Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Treatment Planning Module in Pediatric Dentistry
PIs: Dr. Brett Chiquet, Dr. Gary Badger, Dr. Fehmida Dosani
Collaborators: Dr. Amity Gardner, Dr. Gisela Velasquez

Evaluating Dental and Dental Hygiene Student’s Ability to Perform a Head and Neck Exam and Identify Oral Lesions in Everyday Clinical Practice
PIs: Dr. Ezinne Ogbureke, Professor Dennis Garcia
Collaborators: Dr. C.D. Johnson, Professor Ruth Conn, Dr. Ana Neumann, Dr. Kalu Ogbureke

Evaluating the Educational Impact of Laser Technology in Managing Common Oral Lesions in a General Dental Practice
PI: Dr. Juliana Barros
Collaborators: Dr. Cathy Flaitz and Dr. Shalizeh Patel

“First Surgeon” Digital Videography for Documentation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures PI: Dr. Kamal Busaidy
Collaborators: Hal Halpin, Dr. Nagi Demian, Dr. Issa Hanna

Utilization of axiUm Diagnosis Codes in Diagnosing Dental Caries: A Study of Faculty Calibration and Student Knowledge PIs: Dr. Rose-Marie Fay, Dr. Jeanne Sutton
Collaborators: Dr. C.D. Johnson, Dr. Ryan Quock