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Dental Physical Sciences

The Dental Physical Sciences unit is a research active grouping within Oral Growth and Development which falls within the research group Caries, Hard Tissues and Material Research.

The Dental Physical Sciences unit pursues research into Biomaterials and Biophysics.

  • Biomaterials majors on the development of novel materials and techniques for the treatment of chronic dental diseases such as caries and periodontal disease with particular reference to minimally invasive dentistry. This involves the development of materials which will act as carriers for the release of active species. They are also associated with materials which act as vehicles for the release of ionic species by diffusion controlled processes.
  • Biophysics is the application of the experimental methods of physics to biological problems. It has been responsible for many of the recent major advances in biology, for example understanding how proteins work as enzymes, and how DNA can carry and replicate genetic information.

To find out about active research taking place within Oral Growth and Development, please visit the  Caries, Hard Tissues and Material Research page.


Professor Robert Hill
Professor of Physical Sciences in relation to Dentistry
+44 20 7882 5974 (Phone)
+44 20 7882 7979 (Fax)

Dental Physical Sciences Unit
2nd Fl. Francis Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS

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