The research is both basic and translational, and is focussed on the properties and performance of biomaterials and their interactions with host tissues at the cellular and during clinical performance. Innovative research is underway to develop novel ceramic, resin-based and cement-based biomaterials for dental and orthopaedic applications and to study the properties and biocompatibility of these new biomaterials. While some aspects of our research activities bring new focus on more traditional dental materials, others are developing novel tissue engineering and biomimetic solutions that may allow functional adaptation of implanted materials for bone replacement and non-line of sight coating of materials with nanoparticulate hydroxyapatite.