The Wound Healing & Oral Diagnostics Research Group shall investigate the most recent mechanisms of “Tissue Regeneration” through active participation in organized research activities by establishing collaborations with other research centers and linkages with the industries; thus producing research outcomes in the form of new concepts diagnosis and healing , new techniques and new products in wound management; which will be beneficial to humans. The diagnosis of systemic diseases from substances present in saliva, gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), oral swabs, dental plaque, and volatiles by assessing biomarkers in samples obtained from the oral cavity depends on the biochemical nature of the marker, the source and type of sample being taken, and the mechanism by which the marker enters the oral cavity.
1. To investigate the current understanding of the mechanisms of wound healing ( bone and soft tissue).
2. To identify the factors that are responsible for wound healing within the oral cavity and maxillofacial region.
3. To investigate new innovative techniques and novel products that are able to enhance wound healing.
4. To recommend new concepts in the management of oral and maxillofacial wounds.
5. Provide non-invasive oral diagnostic sampling
6. Miniaturized formats for fast diagnosis
7. Provide multiplexed assays that are being developed as point-of-care (POC) devices.
8. Developing a rapid assay method
9. Identifying biomarkers in saliva that are sensitive and specific enough for early detection of many systemic diseases like diabetes, CV disease and cancers.