Centers and institutes
The centerpiece of the research efforts at the VCU School of Dentistry lies within
the Philips Institute of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology
where studies related to oral and craniofacial molecular biology are carried out.
In addition, investigators in the VCU Clinical
Research Center for Periodontal Diseases are studying genetic risk,
pathogenic mechanisms and immunologic aspects of periodontal diseases.
With plans to enhance our research focus on dental biomaterials and build upon existing
research strengths in bacterial pathogenesis, periodontology and clinical trials
research, the VCU School of Dentistry boasts a bright future in research.