In order to improve overall health and reduce the burden of illness in society, the Center for Craniofacial and Related Research at the Dental College of Georgia works in collaboration with other units of Augusta University and the University System to perform innovative, multidisciplinary research in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the orofacial complex.
Multifaceted research allows expertise from many areas to synergize, which in turn promotes clinical advancement and excellence. Center membership includes faculty from the Dental College of Georgia who are involved in basic, translational and clinical research of diseases of the orofacial complex.
Additionally, the research center assists in the recruitment of talented research-oriented faculty, works in conjunction with other institutional offices to locate funding sources for research, facilitates development and integration of research programs, and provide support for all aspects of research on diseases of the orofacial complex.
Dental students are encouraged to gain research experience with faculty mentors and present their findings at local, state, national, and international meetings. Students may be candidates for the M.S. or PhD degree through the graduate program of the Department of Oral Biology. The center also offers a seminar series focused on research topics related to the various areas of research.