Institute of Dentistry

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Blizard Building Research Laboratory
Blizard Building Research Laboratory

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is part of Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), a leading research-led university offering a first-class education to students from around the world. At the forefront in the advancement of dental care, the Institute of Dentistry shares the vision of Queen Mary that learning takes place in a research environment that enriches the teaching process.

The Institute of Dentistry combines a strong tradition of clinical, epidemiological and public health research in dentistry with a solid basic science research base. The diversity and consistent strength of research attracts major funding and supports an environment that feeds into collaborative academic and industrial links. In the REF 2014 Exercise, the Institute was ranked the top Dental School in the UK for the quality of its research, based on Grade Point Average

Research Activity

The Institute of Dentistry is committed to investing in the highest quality research for the development of new understanding and treatments of oral and dental disease. The environment promotes the sharing of expert knowledge, common interests and supports academic growth, generating a lively and enthusiastic atmosphere for research development and innovation. Researchers are organised within multidisciplinary groups, and students learn from, and work alongside, renowned experts. Research activities are arranged into four main themes:


The Institute of Dentistry have excellent clinical facilities and a long track record in dental clinical trials, wherewith our colleagues from Barts and The London NHS Trust, clinical research projects are carried out to the highest ethical and governance standards.

The School of Medicine and Dentistry award winning Blizard Building offers state of the art research facilities for over 300 scientists.  The open plan building encourages multi-centre interactions and fosters an excellent environment for teaching and research. The Centre for Oral Biometrics in the Dental Institute building is a modern multi-disciplinary facility providing state of the art facilities in biological measurement relating to dentistry, including laser scanning, 3D assessment and reconstructions. The Biophysics and Biomaterials facilities are situated in modern laboratories based at the Mile End campus of QMUL alongside the School of Engineering and Materials Science, and other partners in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.



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