Bristol Dental School has a long-established interdisciplinary research culture with tight links between clinical dentistry and basic scientific research.

As a result, our research laboratories are located close to clinical facilities such as the Clinical Trials Unit, patient clinics and primary care units.

We receive funding from a range of organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), The Healing Foundation, The Wellcome Trust and various research councils, among others.

Research programmes

Research in the school is managed under three autonomous research programmes, providing an exciting array of options for postgraduate research and for collaboration with colleagues in the University's Faculties of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Science, and Engineering.

We are proud of the quality of our research across a spectrum of specialised topics allied to dentistry. Our expertise is acknowledged worldwide.

Professor Andy Ness, Director of Research

REF2014 success

The international excellence of research output, impact and environment at Bristol Dental School has been confirmed by the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Did you know?

We are the only dental school in the UK to have an theme within a Biomedical Research Centre as a core part of its research activity.

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