High-quality research is a major priority for our School. Our research programs have national and international links that contribute to our basic understanding of oral diseases and to applied aspects of their prevention and treatment. There are many research opportunities available within the School, for qualified dentists and for those in the many disciplines associated with the oral health sciences and dental services. We particularly encourage collaborations with researchers from other disciplines in an effort to grow translational research and improve clinical outcomes for our patients.
The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities, research laboratories, and expertise to support research activities.
Take the time to browse our research programs below, and feel free to contact our Research Program Leads for further information.
The School of Dentistry supports 7 active Research Programs including:
Biomechanics & Biomaterial
Program leader: Professor Paul Ichim
Program leader: Associate Professor Mithran Goonewardene
Program leader: Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott AO
Oral Health Inequities
Program leader: Professor Linda Slack-Smith
Oral Implantology and Periodontics
Program leader: Associate Professor Alessandro Quaranta
Program leader: Professor Camile S Farah
Paediatric Oral Health
Program leader: Associate Professor Robert P Anthonappa