Research in Dentistry
We aim to improve human health, oral and dental health and well‐being, while contributing to the design and effective implementation of future health technologies, health services, health informatics and knowledge systems
We are a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer. The WHO CC is embedded in an oral health research rich environment with Oral Health research capacity through the:
- Dental Health Services Research Unit
- Cochrane Oral Health Group
- Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry
- Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programmes
We are committed to the pursuit of an implementation agenda aimed towards reducing all aspects of oral disease including craniofacial anomalies, and promotion of general health through the Common Risk Factor approach to primary prevention.
We do this through international research collaborations and ongoing research initiatives in Scotland (the Scottish Oral Health Research Collaboration), Europe, and various other parts of the world, particularly in the developing world.
We are also committed to furthering Evidence Based Dentistry, both primary evidence and evidence synthesis, including the delivery of research-led teaching combined with the provision of clinically effective care delivered in a research supportive environment.
There is also collaboration with other universities across Scotland, in particular with the University of Glasgow and with other collaborators at leading centres across the UK, the NHS and internationally.
One of the distinctive features of the School of Dentistry research environment is to support our educational programmes across a range of research areas with increasing emphasis on research in the undergraduate curriculum and high demand for Taught PG Masters courses, and the need to have research expertise and facilities to support projects as a component part of these programmes.
Similarly, we collaborate with areas across Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, with Population Health Sciences, the Centre for Applied Health Research and Cancer being shared themes and we increasingly collaborate across the wider University, where there is common interest with other Schools in the University, including for example work with Engineering and Forensic Anthropology.