The research center also assists in the recruitment of talented research-oriented faculty; works in conjunction with other institutional offices to locate funding sources for research; facilitate development and integration of research programs; and provide support for all aspects of research on diseases of the orofacial complex. Pre-doctoral students are encouraged to gain research experience with faculty mentors and present their findings at local, state, national, and international meetings. Students may be candidates for the M.S. or PhD degree through the graduate program of the Department of Oral Biology. The center also offers a seminar series focused on research topics related to the various areas of research.