Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry Research

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
  • Biomineralization 
  • Immuno-modulation
  • 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.