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Dr. Clark StanfordA Message from our Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Clark Stanford

Current collegiate research reflects contemporary oral health issues, such as the role of immunity in defending against oral infection; studies on the use of fluoride; population studies on fluorosis; the development of ceramics for biomedical applications; research on dental implants from the molecular and cellular levels to studies of their effectiveness in the human patient; access to oral health care; the effects of tobacco use on oral health; the dental implications of osteoporosis; craniofacial birth defects; and the care of patients who are medically compromised or who have special needs.