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 was held on Monday, April 10, 2023 at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The event featured a keynote speaker presentation, research and clinical case poster sessions, and award annoucements. 

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

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

King Saud University Travel Award for Graduate Research

Graduate 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

Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research

Graduate dental students

IN-AADOCR Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Postdoctoral fellows

Congratulations to our student researchers and their faculty mentors who exhibited their discoveries at the 31st annual Research Day event.

Learn about the 2023 Research Day award recipients

Sponsors and exhibitors

 Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Research Day 2023!

Delta Dental Foundation
Dentsply Sirona
Indiana Dental Association
Air Techniques, Inc.Henry Schein
Biolase, Inc.HuFriedyGroup
Controu Specialists Dental Lab, Inc.Odeme Dental Research
Designs for Vision, Inc.Patterson Dental
Fisher ScientificSurgiTel


Presenter information

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

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 of 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.

The deadline to submit Research Day posters is Monday March 20, 2023. The Research Day PowerPoint poster template and instructions about how to submit posters will be emailed to each presenter after their abstract submission is received.

Research Day 2023 abstract submission

Abstract submission for research poster and clinical case report poster presentations is closed for the Research Day 2023 event.

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

Learn more about research in the School of Dentistry