If you have read this far – then you are ready to Research! So where, and how do you start? This paper is intended to guide and to stimulate novice researchers to take the plunge and delve into the exciting world of research and publication. A brief look at the “Instructions to Authors” of any reputable journal will give an indication of the many different types of papers that can be written, ranging from: Research and Education; Clinical Research; Case Reports; Dental Techniques; Material Sciences; Systematic Reviews; down to interesting or helpful Tips From Readers. The first step is to identify a problem, a clinical dilemma, a need, a new material or product to test, a novel idea, or an interesting clinical patient scenario to report on. You are now on your way to become the SMARTEST researcher – this acronym will be used as a guide on how to proceed.