oral biology researchers working with fluids

About Research and Discovery

Our programs in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral sciences and public health help bring current research into our classrooms, clinics and dental practices statewide. Five research clusters investigate everything from neuroscience to oral health disparities.

Awards, Funding & Submitted Proposals


Awards, funding and submitted proposals during fiscal 2023 Q2.

Proposals submitted
Net awards granted
Proposals submitted were new
Dr. Artinger at a microscope

Research at a glance


Publications by faculty
Faculty collaborations
Resident and graduate student grants
Oral Health Clinical Research Center takes a photo
Oral Health Clinical Research Center

The mission of the Oral Health Clinical Research Center (OHCRC) is to enhance oral health by transferring basic and applied research knowledge and new technical advances into patient-oriented research. The OHCRC helps researchers in all phases of a project.

a researcher types in code to operate the chewing robot lab tech
Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) is a multi-disciplinary resource dedicated to furthering research and development in biomaterials, biomechanics, and nano-technology.

Dr. Louis Mansky in the Institute for Molecular Virology
Institute for Molecular Virology

The Institute for Molecular Virology breaks down the barriers that exist in traditional academic ‘siloes’ to foster collegial interactions that result in new scientific collaborations and in the advancement of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral disease.


two reseachers in the Costalonga Lab working with fluids and pipets

With hundreds of published papers ranging on topics from microbiology, treating pediatric patients, addressing obstacles in access to care, and developing better technology for the purpose of oral health, School of Dentistry researchers and faculty lead the way toward the future of oral health care.

Contact the Department of Research and Discovery

Kristin Artinger, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Discovery
Kristin Artinger, PhD
[email protected]

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
Autumn Dobrowski
[email protected]