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.
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.
Research and Clinical Excellence Day
Annual event brings together the entire school community for distinguished speakers and student presentations.
Program in Craniofacial Biology
Multidisciplinary scholarship on the craniofacial complex
Summer Dental Student Fellowship
Learn the methods, tools and language of research through faculty mentorship.
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.
This revolutionary approach to preventive care – combining thorough risk assessment with multi-pronged treatment – was pioneered at UCSF.