WVU Gets $50,000 Grant to Update Endodontics Lab



The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry will use a $50,000 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation/DENTSPLY Innovation in Research Grant to equip a dedicated endodontics research laboratory that faculty and students will use to prepare experimental samples and specimens. The 4,000-square-foot lab was developed in collaboration with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

“The generous support of the AAE Foundation and DENTSPLY will greatly enhance our endodontics research program here at West Virginia University,” said Anthony (Tom) Borgia, DDS, dean of the WVU School of Dentistry. “With this gift, residents and faculty will have new tools to advance our mission to address the present and future oral health needs of the citizens of West Virginia and beyond.”

The AAE Foundation seeks to improve oral health by securing contributions, shepherding resources, and sharing grant funds that support research, generate new knowledge, and enhance endodontic education. The annual grant is given to one or more universities chosen based on their achievements in research or their future goals for developing a research initiative at their institution.

“The AAE Foundation and DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties are honored to present this award in recognition of WVU’s new initiatives to promote excellence in research,” said David Funderburk, DDS, MS, an AAE Foundation trustee and WVU School of Dentistry alumnus.

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