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.
The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was created to accelerate the delivery of basic scientific discoveries from the laboratory to clinical trials, and from clinical trials into general practice.
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.
This facility provides training and use on a variety of optical equipment for both the University and external users including microscopes, flow cytometers, gel imagers, and qPCR systems. The equipment is available for all to use, and I am happy to consult any users on optimizing the equipment for their experiments, as well as analyzing generated data.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The first study of oral health in children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, has found that these children tend to have poorer oral health than children who do not have Type 2 diabetes.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome.