The Department of Restorative Dentistry has over 3000 sq ft of fully equipped lab space. In addition, an additional clinical research facility is available in the Hatfield Research Building adjacent to the Dental School. The Continuing Education facility in the School of Dentistry has 16 fully equipped dental chairs which may also be made available for clinical research.


Departmental Research Equipment

Scanning electron microprobe (with 2 WDS/EDS), scanning electron microscope, research microscope with Nomarski interference, video analysis systems, stereomicroscopes, Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer with microscope, MTS contact profilometer for 3-D surface analysis, contact profilometer for flat specimens, two universal materials testing machines, servohydraulic materials testing instrument, microhardness tester, thermomechanical analyzer, differential scanning calorimeter, dynamic mechanical analyzer, mercury dilatometer, mercury vapor analyzer, five-stage fatigue machine, OHSU oral wear simulators (3 two-chamber machines), static creep machine, dimensional change instrument, Minolta chromameter, furnaces, casting equipment.

Other equipment available in the School of Dentistry

Amino acid sequencer, LC/MS system equipped with an LCQ ion trap mass spectrometer, laser scanning confocal microscope, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry bone scanner, centrifuges, incubators, laminar flowhoods, brightfield/darkfield/phase microscopes, ELISA spectrophotometers, PCR thermal cyclers, electrophoresis and blotting equipment, cryostats, microtomes, knife sharpener, pH meters, balances, research and photomicroscopes, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, HPLC systems with autosampler, several fraction collectors, centrifuges, sonicator with microprobe, chromatography equipment including absorbance monitor and recording integrators.

Animal Care facilities

Animals are housed in separate rooms within the School of Dentistry. Purchase and use of animals is under veterinary supervision and is in compliance with USPHS standards of animal care. A review committee examines each application and certifies that appropriate experimental procedures will be followed. The animal care facility is located on the 8th floor of the Dental School (approximately 1500 sq ft). There is a full animal care facility in the School of Medicine. In addition, the Oregon National Primate Center is a part of OHSU and is located 10 miles away in a western suburb of Portland.

Computational facilities

Biomaterials and Biomechanics has two Silicon Graphics Octane 2 workstations, and two Silicon Graphics Indigo 2 workstations. There is also a School of Dentistry core computer workstation in the Van Hassel Library for high performance computing and imaging. Also available in the library for all faculty is a workstation to develop presentation and lecture materials, including slide scanner, slide imager and flatbed scanner.

Other facilities

A complete, well-equipped photographic darkroom is available for processing all photomicrographs, as well as a complete tissue histology laboratory. The University has grants management support, a well-equipped machine shop and electronics shop that is supported by trained personnel, and a sterile animal surgery and care facility. The OHSU Molecular Biology Core facility for oligonucleotide primer sequencing and sequencing of DNA are readily available on campus. In addition, available through the University is a wide variety of analytical equipment including NMR and Mass spec. Equipment for fluorescent spectroscopy and microscopy are available as well as equipment to do single cell fluorescence studies. Several TEM facilities are available on campus for a nominal fee. Peptide synthesis and sequencing plus nucleic acid synthesis is available at a nominal fee in the School of Medicine.