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We have 16 Dentistry (self) PhD Research Projects

A novel approach to developing rechargeable fluoride containing polymeric dental materials

Fluoride has the potential to inhibit caries by promoting remineralisation of carious lesions and acid eroded enamel. The presence of fluoride in the mouth in a sustained low level is considered to be the most effective method in dental prophylaxis and fighting caries. Read more

Aetiology of burning mouth in Sjögren’s syndrome patients

Burning mouth (BM) is a chronic condition that can interfere with quality of life, seen commonly in otherwise health patients but also in patients with systemic conditions that causes dry mouth such as in Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients. Read more

Iontophoresis to deliver corticosteroids across buccal mucosal using hydrogel as delivery systems

Topical delivery of drugs to treat oral mucosal disease is often challenging. This is due to, for example, the saliva washing therapeutic agents away into the gastrointestinal system, the movement of oral structures during mastication and the presence of keratinized oral mucosal surfaces. Read more

Transcriptome Pattern Recognition in Pre-Cancer Cells

All cellular processes are tightly regulated by a complex network of interacting biomolecules. Given that mRNA transcription precedes protein translation, change in gene expression levels often precedes visible pathological manifestation. Read more

Developing an intervention to increase the receipt of oral cancer screening amongst adults with severe mental illness (SMI)

Background. There are stark health inequalities between people with severe mental illness (SMI) and the general population.1 SMI is a mental illness (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other related psychotic disorders) that results in substantial functional impairment. Read more

Wear and biological safety of dental titanium implants

Implant dentistry with a globally market of CHF 4.5 billion in 20181 has shown a steady increase over the last few years. Titanium implant is the most widely accepted and successfully used type of dental implant. Read more

Is there a Role for Activated Akt in Palatogenesis?

Main Aim. The project will use a medial edge epithelial (MEE) cell line as an in vitro model. These cells will be used to investigate the effects of exogenous TGFβ-3 and activation of Akt on cell migration, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and apoptosis. Read more

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