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The Bioengineering Laboratories occupy approximately 2000 square feet of laboratory space i nteh Sciences Building. Resources include:
The Biomechanics/Materials Testing Laboratory occupies approximately 3900 square feet of laboratory space in the Sciences Building. Available resources include:
The Histology Core Facility provides oversight and technical support for
Each component of the core facility is equipped as follows:
The Histology Core Laboratory is a 4000 square foot facility equipped with regular laboratory hardware, including:
The Scanning Electron Microscope, a JEOL JSM-6010LA, uses a field emission gun with cold cathode. The resolution is 1.5 nm in secondary electron imaging (SEI) and 3.0 nm in backscattered electron imaging (BEI) at 30 kV. The airlock specimen chamber allows up to a 32 mm diameter sample, and the size can also be up to 150 mm without the airlock
The Microscopy-Image Analysis Facility contains:
The Micro-Computed Tomography Facility consists of aScanCo MicroCT 35 Scanner with two terminals.
In addition to these facilities, the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) houses the following core equipment, located on the fourth floor of the main BCD building and the second floor of the Sciences Building:
The Advanced Technology Clinic is housed in separate rooms in the third-floor clinic. It contains ITERO and D4D 3D imaging equipment for milling inlay and onlay prosthetics from intraoral images.
The Biopsy Service is an oral histopathology service for clinicians, and currently approximately 8500 cases are processed annually. All specimens have been archived in paraffin blocks, a rich resource of tissue representing a variety of head and neck diseases, included neoplasms. These cases can be retrieved by a variety of parameters, including diagnosis, allowing retrospective analysis of a variety of diseases by immunohistochemistry, PCR, in-situ hybridization, gene rearrangement studies, etc.
The Center for Excellence is a newly established Center of Excellence and builds on the dental school's longstanding pipeline programs that address issues like access to care and minority enrollment. The program is funded by a five-year, $3.4 million grant from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center of Excellence program, and supports students wanting to earn a master's degree in education for health care professionals.
The Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Clinic is the only such center in North Texas, providing interdisciplinary treatment for patients with both oral and facial disfigurements. A certified clinical Anaplastologist concentrates on advanced prosthetics solutions and digital technologies in the treatment of patients with acquired or inherited facial defects. This clinic specializes in restoring normal appearance and function to patients with acquired or congenital defects of the dental, oral and facial structures, as a result of disease, trauma, cancer treatment, or birth defects. This can be accomplished by placement of implant-supported devices (artificial noses, ears, eyes, teeth) or other like procedures. The clinic provides access to a unique population of patients for clinical research and an important retrospective patient database.
The Functional Analysis Facility is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence whose mission is to address the causes, consequences, and treatment of craniofacial deformities through basic and clinical research. the facility maintains a fully equipped clinical facility dedicated to clinical research. This facility consists of a small waiting room, a reception area, a sterilization area, and three fully-functional dental operatories. The clinic is made available to other investigators conducting clinical craniofacial research. Next to the clinic are two laboratories to support and extend the research conducted in the clinical facility. These laboratories include a 300 square foot computer/imaging laboratory and a 500 square foot laboratory dedicated to the collection of data relating to functional parameters of human oral and craniofacial activity. Functional lab equipment includes:
In addition to this equipment, the lab contains equipment for scanning 3D objects:
The Health Services Research Center consists of a number of offsite clinics, including the dental clinic at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, the Dallas County Jail and several Community Dental Care locations. The center also has ties to the Dallas Independent School District through the school-based dental sealant program, in which approximately 5,000 elementary school students are screened and/or treated each year. With the exception of the Dallas County Jail clinic, these programs serve primarily pediatric populations and all are excellent settings for clinical and/or health services research. Approximately 15,000 patients per year are treated. Epidemiologic studies of oral health disparities and health care delivery are currently underway at several of these facilities. The department also provides health promotion/disease prevention programs for Dallas County and beyond, and is currently beginning a pilot study on alternate approaches to prevention of early childhood caries.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Center offers sophisticated diagnostic services to diagnose and manage, conduct clinical research concerning disorders of the head and neck region, including temporomandibular joint dysfunction, dental implant site assessment, orthodontics, craniofacial anomalies, salivary gland dysfunction, trauma, and general pathology. Imaging technology includes digital projection radiography including panoramic radiography, contrast radiography, cone-beam computed tomography, and digital photography, as well as facilities for computerized study and secondary rendering for digital images.
The Pediatric Craniofacial Clinics: Pediatric Dentistry manages a 6 chair graduate clinic at Children's Medical Center and a 5 chair graduate clinic at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children that provide oral care to a large number of children suffering from genetic and acquired disorders, which include craniofacial and dental malformations. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry also maintains and staffs five community-based clinics for high risk children from low income or underserved families at the Bluitt Flowers, DeHano-Saldibar, Southeast, Vickery Meadow and East Dallas Community Dental Care Clinic. In additional to these clinics, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry staffs the multidisciplinary craniofacial team at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.
The Pre-Doctoral Implant Clinic is the diagnostic and treatment center for the Pre-Doctoral program in Implant Dentistry. the clinic consists of a diagnostic and treatment planning section and five clinic chairs for surgical consultations, impression procedures, and final restorative procedures and, as needed, will use additional clinical chairs in the 3rd and 4th year restorative clinics. Radiographic and surgical guides are made in the adjacent implant laboratory which has a drill press, positive pressure Bioster forming unit and other supportive instrumentation to manufacture the guides. The implants and restorative components ar provided from an Educational Grant from Straumann.
The Stomatology Center specializes in a team approach for diagnosis and management of rare and severe diseases and disorders of the oral mucosal tissues that are difficult to diagnoses and manage. The include but are not limited to mucocutaneous disorders, oral hypersensitivity reactions, candidosis, AIDS-related diseases and disorders, burning mouth and tongue syndrome and problems resulting from chemotherapy, radiation therapy or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol. Internationally recognized as a unique referral site for patients seeking medical help for rare conditions, doctors are able to utilize sophisticated diagnostics not normally available in dental offices. The Salivary Dysfunction Clinical and Stomatology Research Laboratory enhances collaboration among medical and dental specialists in the care of Sjögren's patients and offers a unified and organized way of referring patients with Sjögren's Syndrome to specialists in ophthalmology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, dermatology and psychology as well as oral/salivary dysfunction.
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry Clinics: TAMBCD has a history of over 100 years as a fully-accredited dental school with developed programs in all areas of dental education. Approximately 105,000 patient visits per year occur in TAMBCD clinics and nearly 300,000 individuals are seen during community service activities. TAMBCD has complete state-of-the-art clinical operatories, laboratories, diagnostic facilities, and computerized dental simulation laboratories that are available for approved clinical research by faculty and mentored student trainees. TAMBCD clinics, which contain 306 chairs, provide the College's primary source for instruction in clinical dentistry. In addition to large clinics devoted to general restorative dentistry and undergraduate dental student instruction, there are graduate clinics in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as graduate programs in Dental Public Health and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
The Technology Development Office (TDO) is housed in the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. The functions of the TDO are to