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Do Altered host-microbial interactions promote oral inflammation during ageing?

As we age, the systems of our bodies become less able to function; rendering people increasingly infirm. Ageing affects our immune system, impeding our ability to both fight infection and maintain tolerance. Read more

Development of a novel calcium-based hydraulic sealer

Root canal therapy is necessary when the dental pulp is damaged irreversibly and has to be removed. The loss of the dental pulp creates a dead space inside the tooth which is colonized by bacteria. 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

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

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

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
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