Dental researchers at workThe UF Dental Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) enables clinical research in all areas of oral care, as well as collaborative research in many other areas of health care. We may assist you with in vitro studies, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology, periodontology, diagnostic methodology and newly developing health care products, etc. We are always willing to explore new collaborative research initiatives.

The DCRU has the capability to direct Phase I, II and III trials complete with microbiological analysis. Investigators affiliated with the DCRU may perform clinical trials within the DCRU facility located at the UF College of Dentistry and/or within other facilities associated with the DCRU or the CTSI. Resources within the DCRU include enclosed, private dental operatories, radiography, storage, refrigeration, a dental laboratory, confidential product and data handling and wireless internet. The DCRU is affiliated with additional facilities capable of many additional services.

Experienced investigators, examiners and staff will assist, advise, design and/or direct short- and long-term clinical/translational research to include protocol reviews, budgets, calibrations, subject recruitment, data collection/management/analysis, project closures and specialized reports, etc.

To learn more, visit the DCRU’s website at

To schedule an appointment or request further information, please call 352-273-6678.

Dr. Robert Burne, Interim Dean for Research