Office of Dental Research



Welcome to the Office of Research & Enterprise at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD).  This Office coordinates all research that is being carried out at ULSD and sponsors several programs that facilitate student participation in research.  Currently, the Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases is the main basic science research group in the School of Dentistry.  In addition, several other departments in the school are involved in clinical research.  I invite you to learn more about research at ULSD, the Research Faculty, and the Academic Programs that are offered at ULSD by exploring the links on this page.

Dr. David Scott

Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise

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Office of Dental Research

Dental School, Research & Enterprise
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

501 S. Preston Street
Room 260E
Louisville, KY 40202
502 852-8905


Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases

OIID conducts basic research in the areas of the oral microbiome, host-pathogen interactions, microbial biofilms and the innate immune response to infection. The impact of these processes on systemic health and disease is also a major research direction. The department houses a Division of Craniofacial Development and Anomalies which focuses on molecular analyses of gene function in the embryo and examines the causes of orofacial clefts.