Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomechanics and Biomaterials conducts research in a number of fields, including biomineralization/hard tissue regeneration and biomedical surfaces and interfaces.

Historical Development

The MDRCBB was launched when the traditional barriers between University and Industry were coming down - when University and Industry rediscovered each other and realized that their strengths are complementary and that they can leverage each other’s ability and productivity by closer cooperation. Learn more about the historical development of MDRCBB.

Dr. Alex Fox in research lab
student researchers pose with Mississippi river in background
Micro CT scanner


Working together in the fields of biomineralization and hard tissue regeneration, biomedical surfaces and interfaces, polymerization and shrinkage, simulation of oral challenges, biometric design and digital imaging. Learn more about MDRCBB research.

Expertise and Competencies

Our approach to research is ever changing to meet, and adapt with new technology and scholastic/industrial findings. Learn more about our expertise and competencies.

Dr Alex Fok and others
researcher being interviewed in lab by woman wearing headphones and holding large microphone
graphs, notes, and equations written on chalkboard


We regularly host students, residents and visiting scholars who are interested in carrying out research projects with the Center’s faculty and research staff members. Learn more about MDRCBB opportunities.


We have been able to conduct impactful research thanks to the partnership of several sponsors.