The UT Health School of Dentistry Research Office provides support, liaison and guidance for all clinical, basic and student research efforts. Maintenance and running of laboratories and intra- and extramural grant submissions and management are directed by this office. Research focuses on the craniofacies with emphasis on normal and abnormal development, nonsyndromic oral clefts, tooth agenesis, oral carcinogenesis, mucosal immunity, autoimmunity, molecular imaging of cancer, biomaterials, biomarker discovery and pathogenesis of periodontal disease.
The location of the School of Dentistry in the Texas Medical Center South Campus provides unparalleled opportunities for collaboration with local, national and international research partners. The integration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) provides exceptional resources for planning clinical trials, biostatistics, bioethics, epidemiology, and core facilities for various types of biological assays. The School of Dentistry occupies a new 300,000 square foot facility with state of the art research facilities.