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 ResearchCenters and Facilities     August 21, 2014  



Centers and Facilities

This center has a long history of working with industry to develop research protocols, perform basic scientific and clinical studies for new product introduction and/or product enhancement, coordinate multicenter research, and facilitate technology transfer to industr.

This group focuses on research questions that revolve around pain, function, diagnosis, and classification. The research activities take place within three laboratories for primary data collection:  neurosensory, biomechanics, and psychophysiology.

The focus of this center's research program is on understanding, prediction, and control of biological adhesion. Multidisciplinary approaches from physical chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics address challenges related to biofouling, biomaterials, and model tissues.

Areas of interest in this center include soft tissue laser surgery, hard tissue (dental) interactions, endodontic interactions and therapy, and the development of laser techniques for cancer detection and treatment.

Having identified diabetes, smoking, the presence of periodontal pathogens, stress, distress, and coping measures as potential risk factors for periodontal disease, this center's current activities include longitudinal studies to firmly establish risk factors, and intervention studies directed at modulating risk factors within populations at risk for periodontal disease.

This center is set up to provide a rapid response to the analytical needs of academia and industry, offering a full service facility with emphasis on surface imaging and spectroscopy.




In addition to steady activity in our laboratories and clinics, students and faculty are preparing and submitting abstracts for the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.
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For nearly five decades, the School of Dental Medicine has been a national leader in the science behind oral health.
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The complete classroom-to-clinic experience provided by Oral Diagnostic Sciences supported by several specialty care clinics including one associated with the Center for Orofacial Pain Research.
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The tradition of practicing dentists taking time to teach is as old as dentistry itself; the central role of practitioners as faculty is as old as the earliest organized dental schools.



Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through our comprehensive accredited programs.


As a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo is committed to discovery, both basic and applied research, development and scholarship particularly related to oral health and disease.

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