School of Dental Sciences



Research provides the foundations for our work in the School.

Our dental research looks at everything from tooth-friendly diets for children to what materials work best for fillings.

Research is at the heart of everything we do, whether it's:

  • teaching school children about a tooth-friendly diet
  • offering smoking cessation advice to an adult with gum disease 
  • helping students to decide on the most appropriate filling materials
  • advising on national health policy

Relevant to real life

Our focus is on translational research, work that is relevant to real life.

The majority of our activity goes through the Centre for Oral Health Research. This includes our laboratory research facilities and the Dental Clinical Research Facility.

We also have a research group involved in dental educational research.

Research excellence

Our results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 are available to view. The Centre submitted our dental research as part of Unit of Assessment (UoA) 3.

Find out more with our research highlights.