Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre

Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre (ECIC) enhances UCL Eastman Dental Institute's current clinical research activities.
ECIC is a dedicated clinical facility on the Eastman Dental Hospital and UCL Eastman Dental Institute site, located in Central London. As well as having direct access to patients attending Eastman Dental Hospital, ECIC has established its own database of healthy volunteers.

The Hospital's patient base is derived from a multi-cultural population referred by dentists throughout the Thames basin and from further afield. There are dedicated departments covering every dental specialty.

ECIC has dental chairs, a reception and waiting area, and access to numerous support services on site including extensive library and computing facilities and Biostatistics and Informatics. There is also full diagnostic and research laboratory support including histopathology, microbiology, proteomics and electron microscopy.

Why choose ECIC?

UCL Eastman Dental Institute is the largest centre for dedicated postgraduate education, training and research in the oral health care sciences in the United Kingdom and has over 50 years of experience in the development and delivery of education and training in all dental specialties.

The Institute is part of UCL, one of Britain's top research universities, and Eastman Dental Hospital is part of University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, the largest collection of teaching hospitals in the UK. The Institute has given the highest priority to Good Clinical Practice whilst maintaining its academic excellence and reputation.

ECIC is separate from the academic and clinical departments, has its own staff and facilities and does not have the day-to-day demands and distractions of students and routine health care services. This structure means it is highly flexible in its approach to performing trials, both in terms of time-scale, cost and staffing. ECIC is able to design and conduct trials to the highest standards with trained dental staff and internationally recognised clinicians and statisticians. Leading academics with track records in research, who have published in peer-review journals, are actively involved in all aspects of trial design, protocol development and clinical assessment.

Quality is ECIC's first and foremost consideration.  In addition, ECIC believes that its approach to performing trials and pricing policies mean that it is competitive and able to start, complete, and deliver trials in time-scales comparable with those of the major clinical research organisations. 


  • Clinical Trial Design and Management
  • Protocol Preparation
  • Case Report Design
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Advice on Regulatory Approval Laboratory Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Clinical Consultancy from our Dental Experts 

Clinical Expertise

UCL Eastman Dental Institute has experts in the fields of:  

Aesthetic Dentistry
Biomedical Informatics
Conservative Dentistry
Dental Public Health
Oral Biochemistry
Oral Biology 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Medicine
Oral Pathology
Paediatric Dentistry
Professionals complementary to Dentistry
Prosthetic Dentistry


Chair of the ECIC:

Dr Stefano Fedele
Head of Department of Clinical Research,
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine
+44 (0)20 3456 1004