The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will fund $800,000 to boost dental research and support graduate students in the field.
“According to an article in the Journal of Dental Research, roughly 10 per cent of faculty positions in American dental schools are vacant. But this problem really applies to all North American dental schools, Siqueira said, adding the industry faces another hurdle because existing faculty members find it difficult to get funding and do the research necessary to obtain tenure.”
In order to solve this issue the CIHR’s funding will aid the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research and Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to host two-day national dental student workshop, starting June 10. This workshop will encourage different ways to promote dental research.
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