Centre for Oral Health Research



Our mission is to carry out oral health research with direct benefit to society.

Researcher working in a lab.

The Centre for Oral Health Research (COHR) was established in 2010. We are a multidisciplinary, cross-faculty research centre.

Our mission is to conduct world-class multidisciplinary research which improves oral health through academic excellence, policy impact and commercial innovation.

Our staff play a significant role in oral health research and policy development at national and international levels. 

Our research

Our research focuses on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms of oral and related diseases. We evaluate clinical, community and economic strategies to improve oral health.

Our Dental Biomaterials research informs advances in restorative and surgical practice.

We are committed to translating our internationally recognised scientific research excellence into practice. This informs clinical dentistry, dental public health and the wider health care agenda.

Our facilities

The newly built Dental Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is the focus for our clinical research.

The CRF allows us access to patients via the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The specialised laboratories enhances our translational research programmes.


We have a varied events programme. Keynote speakers, postgraduate presentations and discussion forums cover all aspects of our work.