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Research portfolio

Our MSc students learn Research Methodology in a multidisciplinary environment during the courses and complete three research modules. Students learn to critically think and appraise published research, and conduct a research project that culminate in their final dissertation. Students choose their research topic which could be a Mini-Systematic Review, Observational or Experimental Study.

Our PhD students endeavour to conduct a novel research and create new Evidence-Based knowledge promoting multidisciplinary collaboration among laboratory and clinical researchers to translate basic science discoveries efficiently into practice.

With more than 25 national and international research supervisors from different specialities and backgrounds, we are able to provide a wide range of research topics to choose from including.

Tissue regeneration and role of growth factors in the healing process

Our Implantology students investigate invitro how autologous platelet preparations are increasingly being used as graft materials, with or without other bone scaffolds, and whether they contain the molecular proteins known as Growth Factors that are evidently capable of influencing hard and soft tissue regeneration. Our Endodontology students explore the ability of the scaffolding bio-materials to retain and release the autologous growth factors when used as a pulp capping dressing materials for dentin and pulp repair.

Primary stability of dental implants

Our students investigate invitro the impact of implant type, shape and design on the primary stability of dental implants in different bone quality. They measure the stability using Primary Insertion Torque (PIT) and Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA) in hard and soft simulated bone.

Heat generation during bone surgery

Our Oral Surgery students investigate the effects of different bone cutting techniques on the osseous tissues and the ever-evolving technology in bone cutting surgery and preparation.

Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance is increasing; however, antimicrobial drug development is slowing. Now more than ever before, antimicrobial stewardship is of the utmost importance as a way to optimize the use of antimicrobials to prevent the development of resistance and improve patient outcomes.

Our students investigate the implementation of behavioural change theory on the development of antimicrobial stewardship interventions for the best clinical practice.


Scientific literature regarding implant occlusion, particularly in implant-supported fixed dental prostheses is controversial. Our students review the current status of implant occlusion and conduct research projects about the correlation between implant occlusion, the implant success rate, and its risk factors to determine best clinical practices.

Our MClinDent students also conduct research in the following areas:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Sleeping apnea, and
  • Microbiology

Over the last couple of years, we successfully established international collaboration with renowned institutes such as Brescia University, Bari University, Vienna University, and the University of Sharjah.

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