Oral Medicine and Dentistry Research

Clinical research is an important component of the Division’s core mission of providing the highest level of clinical care and continually advancing the field of oral medicine. Research conducted by the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry seeks to better understand the diseases and conditions that are diagnosed and managed in the clinic, and to improve patient outcomes. Research areas range from basic science to translational work that potentially brings discoveries from the laboratory to patient care.

If you are a patient of the practice and potentially eligible to participate in clinical research, your doctor will talk with you about your options and answer any questions.

Current Research

Learn more about the research being conducted by our clinical staff.

Nathaniel Simon Treister, DMD, DMSc

Stephen Thomas Sonis, DMD, DMSc

Alessandro Villa, DDS, MPH, PhD  

Sook-Bin Woo, DMD, MMSc  

Support Our Work

Your contributions to our research will help to provide even better care for the next generation of patients. Clinical research requires significant resources above and beyond those normally required for normal clinical care. Donations will be used to directly support important clinical research projects in the following areas:

  • Understanding the needs of oral medicine and dentistry patients
  • Improved diagnostics for oral medicine conditions
  • Novel therapeutics for oral medicine conditions
  • Risk assessment and profiling for oral medicine conditions
  • Oral medicine and dentistry patient outcomes

Learn how you can support our research projects.


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