Dental Informatics and Oral Health Translational Research

The Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research (CIOHTR) at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, is affiliated with Pitt DBMI. Dr. Heiko Spallek, Executive Director, and Dr. Tanja Bekhuis, Director of Oral Health Translational Methods, are members of the Pitt DBMI Training Program Faculty. They encourage multidisciplinary collaboration among trainees and faculty interested in dental informatics and translational research.

The overarching mission of the CIOHTR is to support research and education aimed at improving delivery of dental care and patient outcomes, as well as treatment of oral and maxillofacial conditions, particularly those related to systemic health. The focus is on strategies to improve the uptake and application of high quality evidence in patient care through development and testing of best practices derived from dissemination and implementation science. If you are interested in learning more, please visit