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Office of Research and Research Training

The research mission of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is to support development of new knowledge in oral health science and related fields that will contribute to improved health. Essential to this mission is promoting an integration of basic, translational, clinical and health services research along with associated educational programs to stimulate discoveries and their diffusion into practice. This includes support for research by outstanding Dental Hygiene, DDS, and MS students; the dissertation work by candidates in the Oral Health Sciences PhD Program; and postdoctoral research.

Through the Office of Research and Research Training, the School supports:

Research strengths of School of Dentistry faculty members include these theme areas: 

  • Craniofacial and developmental biology
  • Mineralized tissues and bone biology
  • Oral and pharyngeal cancer
  • Oral infectious and immunologic diseases
  • Oral sensory and pain neuroscience
  • Tissue engineering and regeneration 

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