Research Day

Participate in our annual Research Day

Students, faculty, and staff across all disciplines at the Indiana University School of Dentistry are encouraged to participate in our annual Research Day event to highlight their research advances and accomplishments.

The 31st annual Research Day will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The event will feature a keynote speaker presentation, research and clinical case poster sessions, and award annoucements. 

Presenter information

Here’s what you’ll need to know if you are planning to present your research at Research Day 2023.

Use these guidelines to prepare your abstract:

1. Limit title to a maximum of 10 words. Capitalize the first letter of all principal words as well as the first letter of words of four or more letters. The title should be in bold font.
2. Capitalize all letters in the names of presenters. Use initials for first names and middle names. Omit degrees and academic titles. Place an asterisk after the name of the primary presenter.
3. Place name(s) of institution(s) within parentheses.
4. Do not use all capital letters in the body of the abstract.
5. The body of the abstract limit is 300 words (this does not include the title and author/institution information).
6. The abstract must contain a brief statement of the objectives of the investigation, experimental methods used, and essential results. Results should include data. Results should also include statistics, if applicable.
7. Illustrations are not permitted n the abstract.
8. Results and conclusion must be stated in the abstract. It is not acceptable to report that results "will be presented at the meeting."
9. Abstracts reporting studies with unidentified drugs or materials will not be accepted. All drugs and materials must be identified both in the abstract and during the presentation.
10. Underline the conclusion.
11. Include name of supporting agency and grant number, if applicable.
12. Proofread carefully.

The in person judging competition for the Research Day 2023 event will be held at the School of Dentistry on the evening Thursday, March 30, 2023. Research Day participants who choose to compete for awards are automatically matched to the awards that are available for each presenter category. Participants will present their research and answer questions from the judges assigned to each award category. Refer to the oral presentation guidelines for more information. 

  • Presentations should be a maximum of five minutes.
  • We recommend you use a minimum of four but no more than six PowerPoint slides.
  • Bear in mind that the judges and the audience on Research Day may not be experts in your area of research.
  • Describe the aim of your research and explain why it is important to answer your research question.
  • Briefly describe the materials and methods you used to conduct your research.
  • Allocate most of the presentation time to the results of your project. State the results simply and clearly so that significant facts can be readily identified.
  • Conclude the presentation with a brief summary of the essential findings you believe were demonstrated by the experimental data and their clinical relevance.
  • Acknowledge your co-authors, sponsors, and anyone who made significant contributions to your research.

To request a PowerPoint template for Research Day or if you have questions about the layout and printing of posters, please contact  Dental Illustrations at

Research Day 2023 abstract submission

The deadline to submit abstracts for research poster and clinical case report poster presentations is Monday, February 20, 2023. Individuals from all departments and disciplines are encouraged to participate. 

Submit your abstract

Research Day proceedings monograph

Interested in reading about our past Research Day events? The IUSD Research Day proceedings are available from 2010 to the present.

View past Research Day event proceedings

Award categories




IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Research


IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching


IN-AADOCR Research Staff Award


Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

Predoctoral dental students

Cyril S. Carr Research Scholarship

Predoctoral dental students

Research Honors Program Certificate of Achievement

Predoctoral dental students

Outstanding Participation in Research Certificate

Predoctoral dental students

King Saud University Distinguished Research Faculty Travel Award


Elizabeth A. Hughes Dental Hygiene Case Report Award

Dental Hygiene students

IN-AADOCR Undergraduate Student Research Award

Undergraduate students

AADOCR Student Research Day Award

Predoctoral dental students

Dentsply Sirona/AADOCR SCADA Award

Predoctoral dental students

IDA Student Research Award

Predoctoral dental students

King Saud University Predoctoral Student Travel Award 

Predoctoral dental students

IN-AADOCR Predoctoral Clinical Case Report Award

Predoctoral dental students

Delta Dental Award for Innovation in Oral Care Research

Graduate dental students

King Saud University Travel Award for Best Clinical Case Report

Graduate dental students

King Saud University Ph.D. Student Travel Award

Graduate dental students

IN-AADOCR Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Postdoctoral fellows

Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research

Graduate dental students

Sponsors and exhibitors

 Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Research Day 2022!

Delta Dental FoundationBrasseler USA
LumaDent, Inc.  Treloar & Heisel, Inc. 
Biolase, Inc.Contour Specialists Dental Lab
Designs for Vision, Inc.GlaxoSmithKline
Henry ScheinHuFriedyGroup
Indiana Dental AssociationMedPro Group
Patterson DentalQ-Optics
SurgiTelProduct samples donated by: Johnson & Johnson Syneos Health Premier Dental


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