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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Mission Statement

The Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences (BMS), which includes the Division of Prosthodontics, has the mission of contributing to the basic science curriculum of the School of Dentistry as well as preparing students to be competent in the clinical specialty of prosthodontics. The Department's research programs contribute new basic knowledge to the biology of the orofacial region with the goal of providing insight into the mechanisms of oral diseases. Faculty in the department generate and disseminate new knowledge and original concepts in oral biology through creative research and scholarship. The Department's service component draws upon the unique expertise of the faculty to serve as advisors at the international, national, university, and the School of Dentistry levels.