We oversee research that deals with conditions that span from nutritional deficiencies, genetic conditions and general infection to systemic and dental diseases. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those involving the study of dental and oral diseases (from caries and periodontal disease to oral cancer and rare genetic disease), those investigating oral conditions (such as orthodontic needs), and studies to prevent and improve the management for all oral conditions. The studies take place in a range of settings, including hospital in-patients, dental hospital outpatients and primary care.