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Research

Innovation With Impact

UCSF School of Dentistry is a leader in multidisciplinary scientific and clinical research, creating new knowledge and improving patient care

With extramural funds totaling approximately $34 million annually, the School of Dentistry has strong cross-campus research activities in stem cell research, oral/head and neck cancer, health disparities and craniofacial biology, and conducts basic sciences research in such areas as biomaterials/bioengineering, cell and tissue biology, hard tissue biology and AIDS.

Oral and Craniofacial Research

Our interdisciplinary PhD and DDS/PhD programs emphasize translating scientific breakthroughs into advances in patient care.

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Global Oral Health

The School of Dentistry is home to a wide variety of research and service programs that promote oral health around the world.

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Research and Clinical Excellence Day

Annual event brings together the entire school community for distinguished speakers and student presentations.

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Program in Craniofacial Biology

Multidisciplinary scholarship on the craniofacial complex

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Summer Dental Student Fellowship

Learn the methods, tools and language of research through faculty mentorship.

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Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health

CAN DO studies ways to improve the dental health of communities with higher rates of tooth decay in children.

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CAMBRA

This revolutionary approach to preventive care – combining thorough risk assessment with multi-pronged treatment – was pioneered at UCSF.

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John C. Greene Society

For and by students, JGS supports learners in research, professional development and more.

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Office of Graduate & Research Affairs

Administrative services for global oral health, other research and graduate programs

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Integrity of Research

UCSF's policy for maintaining impeccable standards

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