Main research areas

The Department Research, led by Prof. Dr. med. dent. Michael M. Bornstein, features state-of-the-art laboratories to advance new technologies for dental material development and characterization, innovative mammalian cell cultures and microbiome research. Three focus areas — Biomaterials & Technology, Oral Implantology, and Oral Microbiology — work closely together to enable an interdisciplinary, holistic approach. In collaboration with industrial partners and research groups in and outside Basel, we address challenges in dental medicine and work on new solutions to enhance patients’ dental health. We integrate scientific approaches and findings into training of students, early stage researchers, and established dentist to continuously push the boundaries