Biomaterials and Bioengineering

Overview


The Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering is a component of the UCSF Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences.   Division Faculty within the division are associated with the School of Dentistry, the Graduate Group in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences,the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, the  UCSF Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal  Biology, UCSF Program in Biomaterials, Biophysical Sciences and Engineering , UCSF Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research. In addition, some faculty members have extensive collaborationswith Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The Division Faculty provide courses for predoctoral dental students at UCSF, dental  residents, and UCSF  graduate students.  The Division conducts a broad range of laboratory and clinical research in areas related to biomaterials development, tissue engineering and mechanics of calcified tissues and biomechanics of dentoalveolar complex, adhesive dentistry, implants, restorative dental materials, restoration degradation and failure, and modelling, as well as cariology, applied optical studies including laser interactions with tissues and optical computed tomography.The Division also houses two core facilities; UCSF Biomaterials and Bioengineering Micro CT Facility, and PRDS Histocore Facility.