CDBS Research

Areas of Research

Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science

Behavioral Research

Applied behavioral and social science research to promote oral health and well-being.

Alyssa Gamboa with research poster


Health Disparities

Understanding and addressing inequities in oral health outcomes across vulnerable and underserved populations.

Saving Smiles 2022 HealthStreet


Pain Research

Translational research to reduce pain-related suffering throughout Florida and the nation.

Ology Oral Biology Lab


Artificial Intelligence

Harnessing the power of data and AI/ML approaches to improve clinical precision and patient outcomes.

AI Overjet

College of Dentistry CDBS Research Centers

Community dentistry and behavioral science

Research Centers

The UF College of Dentistry Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science is home to two research centers.

The Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE) and the Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities on Oral Health (SCRRDOH) both call CDBS home.

Highlighting Our NIDCR PRIMED Grant

changing the culture of dental education

UFCD and East Carolina School of Dental Medicine Collab on $3.7 Million NIDCR Project

The two institutions embark on a five-year project, Development of Opportunities for Research (DOOR) in Dental Schools: Future Academic Interdisciplinary Workforce and Collaborators for the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, from 2023-2028 to develop and test an integrated, multi-level and interdisciplinary program.

NIDCR grant

university of florida & East Carolina

Keep Up With the Evolution of the DOOR Project

Check back often for updates as the DOOR project to establish a multidisciplinary practice-based research network between the University of Florida College of Dentistry and the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine progresses, including research findings, documentation and more.

Aatish Patel and Daria Muclewicz in clinic

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