UCL Eastman Dental Institute seeks to improve and make a positive impact upon oral and systemic health through innovative and high-quality research. The Institute has a global reputation in its three key areas of interest – Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Clinical Research, and Microbial Diseases.
Postgraduate research degrees
|Research Degree||Full Time||Part Time|
|MPhil/PhD||3 years||5 years|
|Clinical Experience MPhil/PhD||4 years||n/a|
|Paediatric Dentistry DDent||3 years||n/a|
|A range of projects suitable for study as a PhD programme are available.|
|PhD Studentship||Application Deadline|
Oral health and performance of elite athletes
||25 April 2014
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
About the department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
About the department of Clinical Research
About the department of Microbial Diseases
|Fischer KR, Richter T, Kebschull M, Petersen N, Fickl S.
On the relationship between gingival biotypes and gingival thickness in young Caucasians
Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014 Mar 1.
|Dahlin C, Obrecht M, Dard M, Donos N.
Bone tissue modelling and remodelling following guided bone regeneration in combination with biphasic calcium phosphate materials presenting different microporosity
Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014 Mar 5.
|Ciric L, Brouwer MS, Mullany P, Roberts AP
Minocycline resistance in an oral Streptococcus infantis isolate is encoded by tet(S) on a novel small, low copy number plasmid
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2014 Mar 9.
A selection of research posters, created by staff and students, that have been exhibited at conferences internationally.
During term-time, the Institute hosts a series of weekly lunchtime lectures, with guest speakers from around the world as well as the Institute's own PhD students speaking on a variety of topics.
In addition to receiving successive high rankings in UK Government research
assessments, the Institute is:
Staff have sustained research income from the major research councils (incl. EPSRC, MRC, NIHR,) charities (incl. Wellcome, ARUK and BHF) and industry.
The Institute's staff academics actively engage with external organisations and use their expertise and knowledge to benefit businesses and the community.
The Institute's research findings have influenced the development of government policy and health care guidelines.
Patents resulting from the Institute's research have been commercially utilised by a number of companies, including:
Public patient involvement
Patients and the public are actively involved in our clinically relevant research, via:
The Institute's work has been published in Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as all the top specialist journals allied to oral health and related subjects.