Research Partnerships

What we can offer:

The McGill Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences is home to a remarkable diversity of researchers who investigate topics ranging from anthropology, to cancer research, to bone formation. We offer extensive expertise, laboratories equipped with cutting edge technology, and a vibrant network of partnerships that span the entire range of potential research stakeholders (i.e., researchers, clinicians, community/non-profit organizations, government, and industry).

We can offer our expertise in:

  • Assessing the population’s oral health needs: Our faculty includes several experts in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research who are highly specialized in investigating diverse populations’ specific needs.
  • Clinical trials: Our faculty includes world-class experts in clinical trials for dental treatments (i.e., implants, implant prosthesis, etc.) and new dental materials.
  • Personalized medicine: Our faculty are familiar with omic analysis designed to optimize patient care from diagnosis to treatment.
  • Development and investigation of dental and medical products: Our faculty includes experts in the development of advanced biomaterials, stem cell therapies, and new drugs for dental and medical applications, for example, new drugs for pain control, new treatments for rare diseases, stem cell therapies for salivary gland regeneration, and biomaterials for tissue regeneration. In addition, our research program includes investigations about the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of dental and medical products.
  • In vitro and in vivo studies: Our faculty has extensive expertise in surgical and non-surgical animal models. These models are often used to test biocompatibility, tissue regeneration, dental implants, drugs, pain behaviour, stem cell therapies, metabolism, and bone physiology, among other applications. This includes mechanical testing, in-vitro cell culture, biocompatibility assays, and multiple advanced imaging capabilities.

 

Research Networks

Researchers in the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences are well-connected to various research networks in both Québec and elsewhere and many of our researchers hold leadership positions in these networks. The Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences therefore offers current members and prospective researchers the opportunity to establish connections with respected research networks, including:

 

 

Programs for collaboration between faculty and industry

Many of our research efforts lend themselves to partnerships with companies, such as those involving dental products and equipment and e-health applications. Indeed, funding agencies increasingly offer funding opportunities specifically designed to foster research projects with industry partners. These agencies include:

These agencies support collaborative research with industrial patterns through specific programs that leverage the research funding provided by our industrial partners. Some of these programs are:

 

Access to our researchers

You can contact our researchers by browsing our faculty directory. The directory offers a complete list of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members, along with their main areas of expertise, research programs, and contact information. For a comprehensive list of researchers, including contract academic staff and researcher collaborators, consult the webpage for each research cluster.

 

Patents

You can contact our researchers by browsing our faculty directory. The directory offers a complete list of our tenured and tenure-track faculty members, along with their main areas of expertise, research programs, and contact information. For a comprehensive list of researchers, including contract academic staff and researcher collaborators, consult the webpage for each research cluster.

 

Patents

The Office of Sponsored Research and the Innovation + Partnerships division of McGill University Research can provide our faculty with extensive support towards filing and transferring patents for our industry partners.

Researchers at the McGill Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences who wish to obtain patents to protect and commercialize their inventions are supported in this process. The Office of Innovation works with investigators and patent specialists knowledgeable about patenting procedures worldwide to provide assistance for the duration of the patenting process, including preparing the initial application and responding to patent offices.

McGill University’s Office of Research and Innovation can help you identify funding opportunities and provide you with assistance during proposal development. In addition, the university’s Innovation + Partnerships portal helps researchers, trainees, and companies develop research partnerships.
 

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