School of Dentistry Research

Research conducted in the School spans eight different Dental Departments. It is aimed at stimulating, informing and educating the dental profession and the community by means of appropriate, pioneering, evidence-based and relevant research. The researchers are involved in multi-disciplinary projects aiming at improving clinical practice and the development of effective and efficient oral health care delivery system in South Africa.

The School’s research outputs focus on the following:

  • Research in the field of Oral Epidemiology, Health systems and Health Services , Quality of life and Tobacco control.
  • Maxilla-facial and Oral surgery;
  • Practice management strategies and development, implementation and evaluation of a teaching curriculum in dentistry;
  • Clinical and laboratory research on dental materials;
  • Oral Carcinoma, HIV AIDS, Forensic Dentistry and Comparative Oral Pathology;
  • Orthodontic research;
  • Tissue engineering research in the field of Periodontics;
  • Research in the field of Prosthodontics.

Research Coordinator - Prof Leanne Sykes

tel 012 319 2683 or send email

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