Dental ResearchBehavioral Sciences & Health Services Research/Epidemiology
Microbiology/Immunology and Infection Control
Oral Health Research
Oral Medicine & Pathology
Studies involving pain and anxiety, utilization of dental services, clinical decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, reimbursement mechanisms, or delivery systems and their effect on oral health.
Animal and human relating to the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment dental caries (tooth decay).
Basic science and clinical studies dealing with the normal growth, development, and Smaintenance of the craniofacial tissues and the consequences of physiological and pathological variations and challenges on these processes.
Laboratory, clinical, and animal testing of dental materials and their components, as well as their interactions with the oral environment.
This subject area is concerned with the detection and measurement of the severity and progression of all oral diseases, including radiography, optical, and electronic methods.
The basic and clinical science aspects of the implantation of materials and/or biological analogues into the oro-facial complex for the augmentation, replacement, or regeneration of body tissues.
Studies involving bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, etc., and their relationship to and/or association with oral diseases.
Basic, clinical, and applied studies related to: oral/dental hygiene strategies for the prevention of oral disease, approaches for integrating oral health into general health, and clinical efficacy of oral hygiene measures.
Experimental investigation of diseases affecting the oral cavity and the adjacent tissues, but excluding those (e.g., periodontal disease, caries, salivary research) more appropriately dealt with by other Groups.
Pulp biology research is defined as: studies on the development, structure, and function of the dental pulp, the dentin-pulp complex, and related periapical tissues.