- School Research
The UQ School of Dentistry has a long history of quality dental and oral research. The School continues to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge both locally and internationally, and performs exceptionally well in benchmarking exercises. Our research covers a broad spectrum of dental practice, and includes research by academic and research staff, postgraduate students, and honours & undergraduate students.
The School has adopted two key strategic research themes which drive the development and growth of the of our Research Programs:
- Diagnosis and prevention of oral disease
- Dental biomaterials and advanced technologies
Research Programs are defined as large collaborative research projects, which typically incorporate teams of senior and junior academics, postdoctoral research fellows, and Research Higher Degree (RHD) students. Each researcher investigates an aspect of a larger problem with their insights contributing to the resolution. It is the role of the Program Leader to formulate the program, manage the team’s research, and ultimately draw together the threads of the answer.
The School currently supports four Research Programs:
Research facilities are available at the Biomaterials Laboratory (Turbot Street); UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston); and Centre for Paediatric Dentistry Research and Training (Kingston). Research support staff are available for technical and scientific advice and guidance in some areas.
Prospective Research Higher Degree, Postgraduate, Honours and Concurrent BDSc/MPhil students will be expected to undertake their research in one of these research programs. Students who are interested in obtaining more details about particular projects should speak to the program leaders concerned or contact the Research & Postgraduate Administration Officer.
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