The School of Dental Medicine generates new knowledge in the translational, clinical and population sciences, including health services, health promotion, and health education, to improve oral health and overall health. ECU School of Dental Medicine and its Community Service Learning Centers across the state provide exceptional access to diverse populations to conduct research to advance clinical care.
First-Year Students Gain Research Experience
The ECU School of Dental Medicine Research Center was opened in 2016 to provide 15,000 square feet of laboratory space for approximately 13 principal investigators and associated students.
A large multipurpose meeting/training area and contiguous mobile equipment operatory provide an exceptional continuing education environment for dental and other medical professionals.
An open lab design contains space for a biorepository and an incubator lab for the development of new projects. The Research Center lab contains core equipment available to all faculty.
The Research Center provides opportunities for students to gain research experience and interact with faculty.
The Research Center hosts the school's annual Celebration of Research and Scholarship, which provides a platform for students and faculty mentors to present their research. Students are selected at this event to represent the ECU School of Dental Medicine at national conferences.