Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials
The department is at the forefront of developing materials for computerized fabrication of restorations. Our faculty have developed new concepts and techniques for analyzing the interaction between biomaterials and cells at the molecular and genetic levels. We have strategically positioned ourselves to create, analyze, and test novel synthetic materials for tissue replacement and prosthetic therapy.
The primary functions of the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials are:
- to conduct basic science and applied research,
- to train predoctoral students in research methodology and biomaterials, and
- to educate dental students with respect to novel materials and procedures that may improve patient care.
Integrated graduate programs are available for qualified students to combine their clinical specialty certificate programs with biomaterials research.