Oral diseases rank amongst the most prevalent global health conditions, affecting 3.5 billion people.

The Oral Health and Disease theme brings together the expertise of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, the largest institute in Europe for postgraduate education and research in oral health and disease and the Eastman Dental Hospital, one of the UK's largest secondary health care providers for oral and dental disease.

We are experts in running clinical trials in oral health and disease and lead an exciting research programme of experimental and translational medicine.

We have an ambitious programme of novel diagnostic and therapeutic translational research in a bid to find solutions to several of the current oral disease challenges that effect people of all ages.

The Oral Health and Disease Theme focusses on four sub-themes:

  • Oral infection/inflammation and systemic health & disease
  • Oral cancer and oral diseases in cancer patients and survivors
  • Oral and facial pain
  • Dental tissue defects and loss
Dr Stefano Fedele
Prof Stefano Fedele
Oral Health & Disease Theme Director
Dr Sarah Watters
Dr Sarah Watters
Operations Manager