OHCRC Mission and Goals
The Minnesota Oral Health Clinical Research Clinic supports research projects in the areas of oral surgery, dental materials, restorative procedures, facial pain, neuroscience, caries, periodontal diseases and oral medicine. The center develops and applies advanced technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases affecting the orofacial region. It has cooperative ventures with other related centers, institutes, and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The Clinic maintains a fully equipped multi-purpose research clinic consisting of 10 dental operatories, office space, and data analysis facility. Our staff includes trained and calibrated clinical examiners, study coordinators, a Ph.D. level biostatistician, dental hygienists and dentists. We routinely conduct FDA phase II and III clinical protocols for industry and have the capability and infrastructure to conduct virtually any type of clinical study dealing with oral health care products and procedures.
The Oral Health Clinical Research Clinic at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry was established in 1990 with grant support from the National Institutes of Health.
The goals of the Clinic are:
- to translate advances in the basic and applied sciences to the clinical setting
- to test new technologies in dental care or delivery
- to link clinical researchers with the dental community
- to provide research design, consulting and data analysis services to first time and experienced clinical researchers
- to encourage innovative approaches to clinical oral health research
- to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases
Dr. Bryan Michalowicz is the OHCRC Director.
Ms. Carol Dunn is the OHCRC Clinic Coordinator.
Contact Dr. Bryan Michalowicz by phone at 612-625-6981 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Ms. Carol Dunn by phone at 612-624-8998 or by email at email@example.com.