University College London

Oral health care: teaching, research and patient care


Through innovation and practical application of the Eastman Dental Institute’s research findings, patient care has been greatly enhanced in the developed and developing world. Scientists work with clinicians in key areas including oral and craniofacial disease, clinical service delivery and materials science. The Institute was recently designated the first World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Orofacial Health, Disability and Culture. Its research has global benefits, ranging from the development of photodynamic treatment of precancer to a low-technology water decontamination system, now used extensively by aid organisations in disaster zones worldwide.