Our research is broadly divided into three main areas listed below: however, there is collaboration between them.
- Biomaterials – biomaterials, restorative dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Primary Dental Care – dental public health, behavioural sciences, primary care, and orthodontics
- Tissue Injury and Repair – oral biology and pathology, restorative and children’s dentistry, and periodontology
Our research has a strong translational focus, being driven by clinical questions, and aims to provide novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to the most common oral and general health problems. We employ cutting-edge technologies within state-of-the-art laboratories to explore disease mechanisms, improve our understanding of pathogenic processes, and formulate new healthcare solutions based upon this new knowledge.
Birmingham has world-class clinical dental expertise, particularly in areas of endodontic, periodontal and restorative treatments, providing a focus for international collaborations with visiting professors and researchers from leading institutions worldwide.