For over one hundred and thirty-four years, Meharry’s School of Dentistry has provided educational opportunities for African Americans, ethnic minorities, and underrepresented/disadvantaged students through educational programs, service delivery and community outreach programs. The School of Dentistry plays a vital role in addressing oral health disparities within the United States and other underserved countries. We emphasize comprehensive evidence-based care, regardless of social or economic circumstances, geographical origin or ethnicity.
Established in 1988, Meharry’s Dentistry Center of Excellence remains a nationally recognized resource for providing a strong curriculum in clinical dentistry and basic principles of research. Forty percent of active African American dentists graduated from Meharry and a vast majority of our graduates practice in underserved communities. We ensure that research training is fully integrated within the academic programs, encouraging faculty and students to be fully engaged in research activities.
Research support for students is available and has focused on:
For more information, contact the School of Dentistry Student & Academic Affairs.
Pain and Menthol Use Are Related to Greater Nicotine Dependence Among Black Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes at Wave 5 (2018-2019) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.
Jessica M Powers, Emily L Zale, Alexa G Deyo, Dana Rubenstein, Ellen L Terry, Bryan W Heckman, Joseph W Ditre
Metformin regulates multiple signaling pathways within castration-resistant human prostate cancer cells.
Emuejevoke Olokpa, Sammed N Mandape, Siddharth Pratap, La Monica V Stewart
Altered VWF:ADAMTS13 homeostasis is a target for therapeutic intervention in sickle cell disease.
Shruti Chaturvedi, Michael R DeBaun
Sickle Cell Disease and Gene Therapy - Patient and Physician Perspectives.
Michael DeBaun, Matthew Heeney, Terry Jackson, Dan Longo, Melesa Love, Trinity Love, Phillip Okwo, Alexis Thompson, Cassandra Trimnell, Teonna Woolford
Development and pilot implementation of guidelines for culturally tailored research recruitment materials for African Americans and Latinos.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Sheila V Kusnoor, Victoria Villalta-Gil, Sarah C Stallings, Jabari S Ichimura, Tiffany L Israel, Paul A Harris, Consuelo H Wilkins
Differences in Skin Cancer Rates by Transplanted Organ Type and Patient Age After Organ Transplant in White Patients.
Lee Wheless, Nimay Anand, Allison Hanlon, Mary-Margaret Chren