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Center for Oral Health Research

The MUSC Center for Oral Health Research (COHR), sponsored in-part by the NIH/NIGMS Center grant award (P30 GM103331) has provided a major impetus for developing a sustainable oral/craniofacial research center based in the College of Dental Medicine. The COHR gained Board of Trustees approval in 2005, and has become the umbrella to support and stimulate campus-wide research interests in oral and craniofacial research and interdisciplinary integration of contemporary science in the oral health and dental education environment.  The COHR supports COHR members and all of the College of Dental Medicine faculty who are involved in oral health research and want to engage in investigational clinical as well as basic translational research. To this end and with an emphasis on service, the COHR supports the Center for Oral Health Research Clinical Core (C-COHR), Gnotobiotic Animal Core (G-COHR),  and Laboratory Core (L-COHR). The L-COHR is located in the Basic Science Building (BSB) room 129, and a lab extension is located in BSB 548.

The COHR Laboratory currently supports the following Cores:



The objective of the Laboratory-based Core (L-COHR) is to provide MUSC researchers with the equipment and technical expertise and experience to study oral health and disease.


This unique Core provides both the technical expertise and specialized equipment necessary to researchers to study the effects of the microbial flora on health and disease.

The MUSC Center for Oral Health Research (COHR) is supported by the National Institute of General Medicine grant P30GM103331.  Please include the following acknowledgement in any publications or presentations resulting from research utilizing COHR resources “This study utilized the facilities and resources of the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research (COHR), which is partially supported by the National Institute of General Medicine grant P30GM103331.”


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