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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Research

Departmental Research Priorities

  • Periodontology and Prevention & Geriatrics -  Basic science research, clinical periodontics, and population studies with emphasis placed on translational research to bring laboratory studies into the clinical area. 
  • Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology -  Advanced imaging modalities; radiation biology and oncology; oral carcinogenesis; biomarkers for early detection of oral cancer.
  • Dental Hygiene - Educational research; the impact of innovative programs on student learning and satisfaction; the effect of continuing education on dental hygiene practice; peer assisted learning; the use of technology as a communication tool for case-based instruction. 

Faculty Research

Laboratories