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Research Themes

Researcher using microscope

The School’s research is divided into two themes: Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry, and Applied Clinical Research & Public Health. Each theme consists of several research groups working closely together. 

Researchers may participate in more than one group and in some cases, work across themes. The school’s policy of linking clinicians and non-clinicians ensures relevance of research questions to dentistry, the translation of research, and the efficient and effective use of clinicians’ and non-clinicians time. The research themes are also supported through Interdisciplinary Research.

Applied Clinical Research & Public Health

The Applied Clinical Research & Public Health theme researches factors affecting the dental health of populations.

Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry

Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry research requires the study of both hard and soft tissues using basic and applied techniques. It also requires an understanding of how external factors, in particular microbial contaminants, can influence tissue healing.