School of Dentistry


School of Dentistry - Wu Lab

The OHSU School of Dentistry is a research hub with 20+ principal investigators and a skilled team, conducting diverse projects on dental disease, clinical practices, oral biology, and biomedical research. Funded by Federal grants (NIH, NSF, NASA) and corporate sponsors, our scientists specialize in developing biomaterials for replacing oral tissues, cell and developmental biology, oral microbiology, and immunology. As one of the leading dental healthcare research institutions, we contribute to improving the lives of patients by investigating disease causes and supporting evidence-based dental treatments. For inquiries about innovative research and opportunities, contact the principal investigators or the Office of Research Affairs at the School of Dentistry.

Through the Office of Research and Research Training, the school supports:

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School of Dentistry Research Day announcement with a tooth made up of white dots and lines on a sky blue background.

Research Day 2024

Welcome from the Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Hui Wu
Associate Dean of Research, Hui Wu, Ph.D.

“We welcome you to explore the OHSU School of Dentistry's research facilities. Our lab is an interdisciplinary team of clinical investigators, public health experts, and laboratory scientists committed to advancing dental healthcare. Our leading-edge lab facilities allow us to conduct multidisciplinary research and help young investigators and trainees flourish in their research careers. Contact us to learn more about our mission in fostering innovation and exploration in dental healthcare..”

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Dean's Research Seminars and other guest lectures

OHSU School of Dentistry offers monthly lectures to share new and ongoing research with students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. The Dean's Research Seminars provide an opportunity to learn from and connect with distinguished speakers in the area of oral health research from respected institutions worldwide. Speakers are hosted by OHSU School of Dentistry faculty, and regularly offer Continuing Education (CE) credits for alumni and the greater dental community. On a quarterly basis, the School of Dentistry offers Faculty Research Seminars, wherein current OHSU SOD faculty share information and current research from their labs and specific areas of expertise. At the beginning of each school year, OHSU SOD research faculty also present a Meet the Mentor seminar, introducing students to research activities and opportunities throughout the school.

Dean's and Faculty's Seminars will be hosted virtually until further notice, and are streamed and recorded for viewing on the SoD Research Echo360 page.

Bacteriology Research Group

SoD hosts a monthly Bacteriology Research Group featuring discussions and presentations by faculty and staff in this field across the OHSU campus and beyond. Most sessions are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Please contact Stephanie Momeni, Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Hui Wu's lab, for more information.

School of Dentistry Research Day

PhD Student Avathamsa Athirasala with her winning Research Day poster

2024 SOD Research Day

Research Day 2024 is coming in March! March 7, 2024 at RLSB. 

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Dentistry CE

Visit our Learning Stream link for all scheduled continuing education courses.

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