Research in our Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry department focuses on cutting-edge clinical procedures that will ultimately improve patient quality of life. Our researchers represent some of the best dentist-scientists working in the field, and they collaborate with fellow investigators nationally and internationally and across diverse disciplines. Our department exists as a center of excellence providing state-of-the-art periodontal and implant clinical therapies while exploring the possibilities for enhanced treatment technologies, procedures and strategies.
Areas our researchers focus on include:
- Bone and dentin tissue engineering
- Bone tissue regeneration through novel resorbable scaffold
- Polymer magnesium periodontal membranes
- Resorbable metal fixation devices
- Polymer/magnesium composite scaffold to enhance bone regeneration
- Biodegradable materials
- Load-bearing bone fixation devices
- Pulp tissue regeneration
- Using biomaterials to improve endodontic therapies
- Pre-clinical testing devices for FDA approval
Read more about our specific research endeavors here.
Please see our newsletter for updates on our ongoing periodontics and preventive dentistry research projects.