The Center for Craniofacial and Related Research at the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with other units of GRU and the University System to do perform innovative, multidisciplinary research in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the orofacial complex in order to improve overall health and to reduce the burden of illness in society. Multifaceted research allows expertise from many areas to synergize promoting clinical advancement and excellence. Its membership includes faculty from the College of Dental Medicine who are involved in basic, translational and clinical research of diseases of the orofacial complex.
The research center also assists in the recruitment of talented research-oriented faculty; works in conjunction with other institutional offices to locate funding sources for research; facilitate development and integration of research programs; and provide support for all aspects of research on diseases of the orofacial complex. Dental students are encouraged to gain research experience with faculty mentors and present their findings at local, state, national, and international meetings. Students may be candidates for the M.S. or PhD degree through the graduate program of the Department of Oral Biology. The center also offers a seminar series focused on research topics related to the various areas of research.