At the School of Dental Medicine, our long-standing research strengths have focused on periodontal disease, clinical dental studies, biological films, pain, and materials science. New and enhanced research areas include genomics, bone biology, salivary gland disease, forensics, implantology, community health and applied clinical materials.
Faculty and student research takes place at all levels: from the basic research of molecular and cellular biology and genomics, to understanding community health factors of oral cancer. The scope of our applied and clinical research includes studies of responses to new tissue engineering scaffolds and artificial saliva, as well as evaluation of new dental care products such as mouth rinses and denture liners.
Our clinical research capabilities have received significant investment in recent years, such as our shift to digital X-rays. The school will transition from its current electronic oral health record to a new, more extensive clinic management system (AxiUm) in mid-2018. Our electronic health records are essential for clinical and community health research programs.
Our faculty includes several individuals honored internationally for their contributions to research and scientific leadership. These honors have been bestowed by:
I look forward to sharing news about our research advances with you through this website! If you are a researcher at UB, our website also will provide you with tips and links for the information you need to locate funding opportunities, prepare a proposal, contact the research centers in the dental school, and network with our faculty and student researchers.