School of Dental Sciences



Research provides the academic foundation for our oral health care teaching and clinical practice.

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

Research Mission

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

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
  • innovating in dental education

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In our research we work with academic, clinical and industrial partners and engage with professional, public and patient organisations to ensure relevance and impact.

We have excellent research facilities and strong training programmes for postgraduates and early career researchers.