From toothwear to oral pathology, from facial reconstruction to oral surgery, there's one thing that all our research shares: an underlying desire to make a difference to patients and bring benefits to society.
We’re particularly strong in prosthodontics and endodontics research, and our work in this field feeds into our postgraduate programmes.
We’ve also got a team of psychologists, who add an extra dimension to our research. They work directly with dental patients and clinicians to explore ways to cope with dentophobia, communicate about oral cancer, and analyse orofacial pain.
But what truly sets us apart is our close working relationship between scientists and clinicians. Many of our staff are leaders in their field and carry out research that hits headlines globally. In 2018, our paper on consumption of acidic food and tooth erosion was the most viewed article in the British Dental Journal.
Our Oral Clinical Research Unit (OCRU) collaborates with industry on trials. One challenge we’re tackling is facial reconstruction – our researchers are using the latest technology, including 3D printers, to boost their expertise and develop treatments.
Head of Centre: Professor David Bartlett