The Department of Oral Health Sciences was established in 2008 to unify the development of oral-related research in the College of Dental Medicine. Department of Oral Health Sciences research and educational activities are fully integrated with the multi- and interdisciplinary research community of the Medical University of South Carolina which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Nursing.
The department's activities are further integrated with graduate training programs provided by the College of Graduate Studies and administered through The Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology Program.
All members of the Department of Oral Health Sciences have joint appointments in the basic science departments of the College of Medicine and/or the Department of Bioengineering with Clemson University. Most members of the department are members of the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The research foci within the department includes:
Keith L. Kirkwood, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Oral Health Sciences
College of Dental Medicine
Room BSB 254
Medical University of South Carolina
173 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425-5070