Oral Inflamation and Cancer
Oral Inflammation and Cancer
Periodontal disease, oral cancer, Sjögren’s syndrome and their systemic implications are the core of this research cluster. Faculty in the school of dentistry study the differential responses of commensal bacteria and pathogens using both cell culture and in vivo models. Several clinical studies investigate the role of periodontal disease in systemic conditions, including low birth weight, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and osteonecrosis of the jaw. Other projects seek to develop novel salivary diagnostic tests for oral cancer and Sjögren’s syndrome.