The University Of Queensland School Of Dentistry produces quality dental and oral health research, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge both locally and internationally.

Research within the School is focused on a number of streams, and crosses a range of areas from stem cell and tissue engineering and biological sciences through to technologies applied in clinical practice, dental public health and dental education.

Collectively, our staff and students work hard to ensure continuing success in research. These achievements have helped to provide effective solutions to contemporary challenges in dentistry and position the School as a global leader in dental and oral health research.

The School has a demonstrated long-standing history of quality research, rated ‘above world standard’ in 2010 and 2012 and ‘well-above world standard’ in 2015 and 2018 by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings. We encourage translational research, emphasizing the importance of research impact on patient outcomes, as well as healthcare policy and practice.

One of the School of Dentistry’s strengths is our co-location within the Herston Health Precinct with other leading research facilities including UQ’s School of Medicine and Centre for Clinical Research, and Metro North’s Herston Biofabrication Institute and public oral health clinics. The School is committed to a collaborative approach to innovation in oral health research, utilising our unique position within this hub of clinical research activity.

Watch our Vice Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, discussing how the beneficial impacts of our collaborative programs of research have impacted health in Australia and around the world.

For detailed information on the School's research outcomes please visit our Reports and Publications page.