Centers and institutes

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The centerpiece of the research efforts at the VCU School of Dentistry lies within the Philips Institute of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology Link opens in new window, 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.