Biomaterials and biomechanics
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For modern medicine to continue to evolve, clinical devices, prosthetics and biomaterials have had to push the boundaries of what we think may be possible. Today, we need medical devices that last longer, are stronger and give patients the peace of mind that comes from knowing their health is being supported by the most advanced technology available.
At the University of Minnesota, a focus on biomaterials and biomechanics has led to the development of revolutionary health care solutions.
Within our Medical School, our faculty partner with international device companies to engineer products for some of the most challenging and complex medical conditions facing patients today. In fact, many medical devices used in operating rooms across the country were once evaluated by University of Minnesota faculty.
Within the University’s School of Dentistry, our faculty have achieved an international reputation for its work in the development and testing of dental and dental-related materials. The centerpiece of this cluster is the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB), which strives to be a leader in the development of novel techniques for the characterization and modeling of the performance of dental biomaterials.
Education and training opportunities
- D.D.S. | Dental Hygiene | Dental Therapy | M.S. and Ph.D. programs
- UMN PASS - Program for advanced standing students
Other dentistry education
- Building Bridges to a Career in Dentistry - for underrepresented populations
- Dental School Preparation course
- Research, education, and training opportunities
- Continuing dental education