Research Groups

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia’s largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings.

Growth and Development

Head of Section, Professor David Manton

The Growth and Development section undertakes research in the areas of growth studies, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and teledentistry.

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Oral Anatomy, Medicine and Surgery (OAMS)

Head of Section, Dr Rita Hardiman

The section has strong research activities in Oral Anatomy, Oral Medicine and Pathology, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Oral Histology, Oral Radiology and Forensic Odontology.

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Oral Biology Research Group

Head of Section, Professor Eric Reynolds

The Oral Biology Research Group researches oral diseases at the microbial, molecular and immunological level, with a view to the development of novel, effective and specific prevention and treatment strategies.

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Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre

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Population Oral Health and Periodontics

Head of Section, Professor Rodrigo Marino

The Population Oral Health and Periodontics research section conducts a wide range of research in the areas of periodontics, implant dentistry, community oral heath, oral health promotion, and oral health policy.

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Restorative Dentistry

Head of Section, Associate Professor Peter Parashos

The Restorative Dentistry Section is responsible for teaching of dental materials science, pre-clinical operative dentistry, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, general practice, integrated dental practice, implant dentistry and occlusion in the Doctor of Dental Surgery course.

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