Oral Biology

Scope and Objectives

Oral biology is the area of knowledge that deals with the development, structure, and function of the oral tissues and their interrelationships with other organ systems in normal and disease states. It is a multidisciplinary field that includes cell biology, bone biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology, and virology. The objective of the graduate program is to provide students with a sound foundation in these areas in order to pursue an academic or research career.