Online Resources

The following websites and materials are provided for the convenience of our current and prospective students, alumni, and interested members of the public.

Clinical and Research Tools


PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes more than 15 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.

Visible Human Female

The University of Michigan Medical School developed the Visible Human image and knowledge data objects derived from arbitrary cut planes of full resolution, as well as datasets derived using image/knowledge fusion techniques.

Oral Radiographic Differential Diagnosis (UCLA ORAD II)

The purpose of this program is to help you generate a differential diagnosis for radiographic lesions of the jaws. It will evaluate information you provide and compare it to data from more than150 of the most common lesions manifested in the maxilla or mandible.

This government-run site provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. It also gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and phone numbers for more details.

Dental Directories and Resources

University of Pittsburgh Dental Internet Resources

Maintained by the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, this site offers a wide variety of links to dental sites and online directories of interest to dentists and dental-related practitioners.

Journals and Publications

Martindale's Dental Center

This site provides extensive access to a wide variety of resource materials, including searchable literature databases, dental calculators, radiation calculations, and laboratory diagnostics and protocols.

Journal of Dental Research

The Journal of Dental Research is dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. Please note that these articles are accessible only from the Marquette University network.

Dentistry On-Line Journal

This site is a network of interrelated biomedical journals, which is owned and administered by Priory Lodge Education Ltd. It offers access to an extensive archive of dental-related papers and articles.

Clinical Research Associates

CRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving dentists by evaluating dental materials, devices, and concepts for efficacy and clinical usefulness. Findings are reported as rapidly as possible in written and oral forms, including the monthly CRA newsletter.

Oral Health Issues

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Water Fluoridation Resources

This subsection of the CDC's oral health website offers background information on fluoride, as well as frequently asked questions, a fact sheet, the surgeon general’s statement on fluoride use and links to articles about water fluoridation.

The Story of Fluoridation

Maintained by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, this page provides a comprehensive historical overview of how dental science discovered — and ultimately proved to the world - that fluoride prevents tooth decay.


American Dental Education Association

The mission of the American Dental Education Association is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the improvement of the health of the public.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training and the dissemination of health information.

American Dental Association

The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement. The organization's website provides a wealth of information, including advocacy tools, education resources and research materials.

International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research

The IADR/AADR are involved in advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide.

Society of Clinical Research Associates 

The Society of Clinical Research Associates Inc. is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the continuing education and development of clinical research professionals.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The AACD website is filled with information for members, consumers and the media. Features of the site include a members-only section, information about national programs and referral services, registration for the Annual Scientific Session, and an archive of past AACD materials. 

Practice Management is a privately operated organization that provides information-based resources, catering to dental professionals and consumers. Services for dental practitioners include free online listings, premier email accounts and newsletters/articles. Consumers receive access to the largest search engine of dental professionals and products, as well as opportunities to contact featured specialists through an online consultation page.

EDI-Health Group Inc. provides high quality e-commerce tools for the dental industry with an emphasis on claims and eligibility transactions.

This site is an open dental marketplace that brings multiple product resources to the dental office for all of your dental supplies, dental equipment, dental services and other dental products.

Practice Transitions Office

The mission of the Practice Transitions Office is to assist students, graduates/alumni and dental professionals with their career search and be a service to dental practices and communities seeking a dentist.