Research

Dr. Ren in Research lab The Eastman Institute for Oral Health, ranking in the top five for NIDCR dentistry funding, continues to gain international attention for breakthrough discoveries.

We work on a wide range of projects, including oral infectious diseases, salivary gland biology, craniofacial development, and community-based disease prevention. We focus on basic-science research as well as translational, clinical and community dentistry research.

We have four specific research goals as we expand our capabilities:

  • To boost our national reputation as a research institution
  • To enhance clinical and translational research
  • To better integrate basic with translational and clinical research efforts
  • To improve the overall quality and number of research-intensive faculty

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