Our research is broadly divided into two research themes, Clinical and Experimental Oral Sciences and Oral Regeneration and Rehabilitation Sciences. There are collaborations across research areas within these themes, with a strong translational focus.
Our multidisciplinary research is split across two overarching research themes:
Clinical and Experimental Oral Sciences: Major research areas in this theme include Clinical Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, Periodontal Research, Ultrasonics and Nontechnology and Oral Cancer Biology
Oral Regeneration and Rehabilitation Sciences: Major research areas in this theme include Dental, Implant and Bone Materials and Stem Cell, Pulp, Bone and Mucosal Tissue Regeneration.
There is a strong translational focus in all of our research, driven by relevant clinical questions in a breadth of areas including primary care, endodontics, orthodontics, restorative and paediatric dentistry, periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. We have developed collaborations across all research themes as well as integration with other life and physical science areas enabling a comprehensive understand of oral disease processes and oral health problems. In addition, we boast world-class basic science and clinical dental expertise, providing a focus for international collaborations with visiting professors and researchers from leading institutions worldwide.
We aim to use this knowledge to develop novel and innovative dental technologies, diagnostics and therapeutic solutions for common oral and general health problems to improve health and quality of life. The new School of Dentistry and Dental Hospital houses world class, state-of-the-art facilities, employing cutting-edge technologies to enhance collaboration, explore oral health and disease mechanisms and formulate new healthcare solutions, accelerating research innovation for patient care and well-being.