Research & Innovation

The school holds Dental Research in Review Day annually in February as an opportunity for students, residents and faculty to share their research with the school at large.

Senior faculty mentor junior faculty as well as students and residents in their research.

The UNC School of Dentistry provides opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to be involved in dental research.

During the academic year 2014-15, the UNC School of Dentistry ranked sixth nationally in NIH/NIDCR funding.

Welcome to Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences Research.

The School of Dentistry’s faculty, students, research fellows and visiting scholars generate new knowledge in the basic, applied and clinical sciences, as well as in the areas of health services, health policy and health education. The overarching emphasis is on the promotion of oral health and function. Discoveries in these areas not only offer the potential to improve oral health but also overall health. Research also is conducted in the areas of health services, health policy and health education. New knowledge is shared through presentations at scientific forums and publication in the scholarly literature. School of Dentistry scientists interact and collaborate with investigators on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, as well as with leading scientists and institutions elsewhere in the United States and abroad.