Research Centers, Institutes and Labs

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Research Centers, Institutes and Labs

Hard Tissue Research Laboratory

Collaborating with corporate, educational and governmental research programs, the HTRL studies bone implants, bone grafting materials and techniques and bone augmentation.

Institute for Molecular Virology

Promoting virology education, translational applications and fundamental research at the University of Minnesota, the IMV is a multi-college institute with a particular focus on research and career development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB)

The MDRCBB is an interdisciplinary resource dedicated to furthering research and development in biomaterials, biomechanics, and nanotechnology. In collaboration with academic and industrial researchers, the MDRCBB provides specialized evaluative technologies for the assessment and characterization of new biomaterials. Experimental, simulation, and advanced imaging techniques are used to assess biomechanical performance. Areas of interest include the shape optimization of dental restorations, the surface modification of dental implants, and the development of improved methods for simulation, imaging, and evaluation.

Oral Health Clinical Research Clinic

The OHCRC supports research projects in oral surgery, dental materials, restorative procedures, facial pain, neuroscience, caries, periodontal diseases and oral medicine. Maintaining a fully equipped multipurpose research clinic, the center has cooperative ventures with other related centers, institutes, and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

TMJ Registry and Repository

Sponsored by the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, the TMJ Registry and Repository (TIRR) maintains clinical information and biological specimens from patients with TMJ disorders throughout the United States to stimulate research on TMJ implants. The programgives access to automated online data collection and analysis to determine outcomes using a state-of-the-art web system.

University of Minnesota Bio-Engineering Lab (UMBEL)

UMBEL uses engineering resources to support clinical research in the School of Dentistry.

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