Research in Dentistry & Oral Science
King's College London Dental Institute is one of the world's leading dental research centres. Ninety-five percent of the Institute's research activity was rated to be of international importance and the Institute was responsible for over a third of the internationally excellent dental research in the UK (RAE 2008).
The Institute's research is organised into four multidisciplinary delivery-orientated themes which are used as the basis for the management, strategy formulation and the maintenance of quality. The themes are:
Discovery: laboratory or clinic-based research that is directed towards a clinical problem.
Translation: laboratory or clinic-based research that is directed towards a specific clinical application or treatment; first in man studies.
Clinical: research or product/technology evaluation that is carried out on patients: introduction to clinical practice.
Education, Outcomes & Environment: evaluation of the outcomes of treatment/education research and its workforce impact.
The work undertaken in the research themes is focused on 12 topic areas:
Research studentship opportunities
Research students at the Dental Institute can work on a wide variety of research topics, from aspects of clinical dentistry to non-clinical project in basic science and oral health. In each case students are appointed a Principle Supervisor who is at the forefront of their field, and interact with other students and staff working in the same topic area. Each research topic runs a seminar programme and journal clubs, and students are encouraged to attend relevant national and international meetings.
Excellent teaching and research facilities
The Dental Institute enjoys state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities. Students and staff have access to modern laboratories, clinics and the latest range of techniques and equipment. The school undertakes and actively promotes leading, basic, clinical and translational research in collaboration with its world famous hospitals - Guy's, King's College and St Thomas'.
For further information please contact
The research topic leads, shown on each topic page, or:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 8252