Much of our research is focused upon preventing, diagnosing and treating common oral disorders such as childhood dental decay, gum disease and oral cancer. However, our postgraduates and staff are also engaged in research that is expected to have a wider impact on collective public health, such as antibiotic resistance, bone repair and soft-tissue reconstruction. We also conduct industry-sponsored and other clinical trials in our Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre (ECIC) and engage with elite athletes via our Centre for Oral Health and Performance.
As part of UCL, students and staff have the opportunity to work with some of the greatest intellects in the world, access state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with colleagues across multiple fields and disciplines.
Our research is highly collaborative with most projects involving interaction with external stakeholders in UCL, other global universities, businesses and industrial partners.
NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre projects
In 2017 UCL Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute were awarded £2million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The funding is part of the £111.5 million award won by the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and is the first time that money has been allocated specifically to an Oral Health and Disease Theme. We have many exciting new research projects as a result of this funding. Find out more