7:30AM this past Friday February 15th, the dental school did not have its usual bustling of students and faculty members. It was because everyone migrated to the research towers for Research Day. Students pinning their posters for the afternoon session while eating their breakfast, trying to get good seats in the auditorium and finding out where their friends were sitting all contributed to the chaotic start of it all. Research Day is set aside so students, and faculty to learn more about current innovations pursued by our classmates, clinicians, and researchers and to see how we are all striving to better our profession through greater understanding. As Dr. Newman settled everyone into their seats and officially started Research Day, Dean Dr. Kassebaum spoke about the importance of research in dentistry and at our school. She highlighted many of the accomplishments of CU SDM research like the near $450 million dollars of funding the school received, and how critical research is in our school’s mission and growth, but as she highlighted the many accomplishments of our researchers, students, and faculty, her message was to be inspired. Research fuels the field and is not isolated; it is a collaboration between scientists, clinicians, and students. She urged students and faculty alike to take inspiration, get excited about new ideas, make the change and change things to better treat our patients.