Research

Research, Educational and Service Projects

Below is a sampling of projects undertaken by the School of Dentistry's research department.

Advanced General Dentistry

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

PI: Neeta Mehta
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

PI: Harold M. Livingston
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Faculty Education Loan Reimbursement

PI: Harold Livingston
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Biomedical Materials Science

Novel Biomaterials for Liver Tissue Engineering

PI: Amol V. Janorkar
Sponsor: National Science Foundation - Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

Multicomponent Composites for Bioengineering of Dental Bone Tissue

PI: Amol V. Janorkar
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Anodizing Specific Anatase/Rutile Ratios and Nano Surface Features onto Titanium

PI: Michael Roach
Sponsor: UMMC Intramural Research Support Program

Implant Material Evaluation and Characterization Study

PI: Michael Roach
Sponsor: Synthes USA

Implementation of Titanium Anodization (Anatase Surface Layer)

PI: Michael Roach
Sponsor: Synthes USA

Characterization of the Effects of Heat Treatments on Microstructure and Resulting Mechanical Properties of Alpha+Beta Ti-15Mo

PI: Michael Roach
Sponsor: Synthes USA

Fractal Analysis of Ceramic FPDs

PI: Jason Griggs
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Comparison of 3D Computer-assisted Virtual Planning and Articulated Model Planning for Bimaxillary Surgery

PI: Ron Caloss
Sponsor: MedCAD

Periodontics and Preventative Sciences

Salivary-based Bone Loss Marker Detection Platform for Point-of-Care Screening

Co-PIs: Roger B. Johnson (School of Dentistry); Andrew Smith (Department of SOM-Radiology, School of Medicine); Daniel Hankins (Department of SOM-Radiology, School of Medicine)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research