Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Office of Research encourages and supports students interested in research. Research training provides many benefits, including a sharpening of the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifelong learner and leader in the profession as well as an appreciation for the discovery of new knowledge to advance the profession. The Office of Research offers a wide variety of opportunities for student involvement in the basic, translational and clinical sciences. The Office works closely with the student and their faculty mentor and can help assist students on grant proposals, finding new sources of funding and has a summer grant program that offers stipends. Students interested in research are highly encouraged to join the Stony Brook Dental Student Research Society, one of the most active in the nation. The Office of Research is also responsible for coordinating the Student Research Day and the Dean’s Seminar Series.