The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is actively engaged in clinical and translational research. Areas of contribution include:

  • Molecular mechanism governing bacterial biofilm formation
  • Osteoimmunology, host/microbial interactions in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and dental caries
  • Mucosal vaccines for oral infectious diseases
  • Adjuvant development and characterization
  • Regenerative dental research
  • Microbiology and epidemiology of dental caries in high caries-risk population
  • Mucosal immunology and cytokines in dental diseases
  • Periodontal disease