Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods

June 24 – August 2, 2019

The University of Washington School of Dentistry will offer a research training institute in the summer of 2019 for dental school faculty and other oral health professionals interested in clinical research in dentistry. This will be the 28th consecutive year the program has been offered.

Courses will be offered in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology/study design, personal computing applications, clinical trials, behavioral research in dentistry, grantsmanship, and case studies in data analysis. Tuition is based on current place of residence and World Bank income groups and is $1000 for participants living in low income countries, $1500 for those in middle income countries and $2000 for those in high income countries. Refer to the World Bank Country Classifications (PDF) for more information. In addition there is a $100 Fee for course materials and registration. The tuition includes 128 CDE credit. Academic credit can be arranged through the University of Washington Summer Quarter Office and requires payment of additional academic tuition. Textbooks and expenses for J-1 visas, if necessary are extra.

The summer institute is designed to offer training in research methods to which dentists and other oral health professionals may not have been adequately exposed during clinical training. The program requires no prior research training and is targeted to those with little prior experience in clinical or translational oral health research.

For those currently in or seeking academic or other positions which involve clinical dental research, the summer institute offers an opportunity to learn research methods which will enhance one’s ability to perform good clinical research. The program lasts a full six weeks and is not available in modular form for shorter periods.