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Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry

Creating oral health innovations by leveraging emerging engineering approaches

CiPD unites Dental Medicine and Engineering for new collaborations in research, training, and entrepreneurship

Working together to make new discoveries and create feasible solutions to address the unmet needs in oral health

Save the Date: 2nd Annual CiPD Symposium, June 1, 2023

Join us for the 2nd Annual Symposium, Dentists, Scientists & Engineers Transforming Oral Health, as presenters share how they are to advancing oral health innovation at the intersection of dental medicine and engineering.

Transforming the Future of Oral Health Care

The CiPD leverages engineering and computational approaches to discover new knowledge for disease mitigation, develop affordable diagnostics and therapies, and train future leaders to advance oral & craniofacial health care.

The CiPD is bridging Penn Dental Medicine and Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with cutting-edge research and training to accelerate the development of new solutions and devices to address unmet needs in oral health, while also recruiting the next generation of leaders in these fields.

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The CiPD bridges basic/translational researchers and clinicians with engineers and data scientists working in diverse fields. Their work ranges from robotics, AI and nanotechnology to diagnose and control oral diseases to developing a plant-based platform for affordable therapeutics. While biofilm microbiomes and regeneration of craniofacial tissues are being assessed using 3D bioprinting and organ-on-a-chip platforms.

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The CiPD provides funding opportunities to study disease mechanisms and to accelerate innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Current programs include Pilot Fund and Fellowship Awards with topics ranging from COVID-19 and Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry to Oral Health Care Devices.

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By leveraging the expertise in dental medicine and engineering sciences, the CiPD will train the next generation dentists, engineers and scientists with interdisciplinary skills. The training program focuses on mechanistic understanding of oral diseases/craniofacial disorders, precision diagnostics and affordable therapies targeted to susceptible populations.

NIDCR T90/R90 Postdoctoral Training Program »

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A gift to the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry accelerates research into new tools to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases and otherwise address unmet oral health needs. There are various ways to make a contribution, including online.

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