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Centers and Facilities

At UB, we encourage collaboration within the School of Dental Medicine, with outside researchers and with sponsors. Our dedicated centers and facilities offer specialized research opportunities for those who are dedicated to oral health research.

7/16/17
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 industry.
7/16/17
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.
7/19/17
The focus of the Center for Biosurfaces’ research program is on understanding, prediction, and control of biological adhesion. Multidisciplinary studies of the mechanistic details (including physical-chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics) of “conditioning” film formation, biopolymer deposition, and cell and protein adhesion to synthetic materials and model tissues are in progress.
7/16/17
Areas of interest in this center include soft tissue laser surgery, hard tissue (dental) interactions, endodontic interactions and therapy, and laser implications in cancer promotion, detection and photodynamic therapy treatments.
7/16/17
We work with faculty, researchers, students and experts worldwide to understand the impact of microbiomes, those communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans, lakes, rocks and the atmosphere.
7/16/17
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.
7/16/17
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.