We undertake world-leading research that aspires to have a significant impact on improving oral health, reducing the inequalities, improving the delivery and quality of dental services, and clinical care. Research provides foundations for our work in the School of Dental Sciences. Whether it is teaching the school children about healthy diet, offering smoking cessation advice to adults with gum disease, recommending the dental students on most appropriate filling materials, or advising on the national health policy, research is at the heart.