From discovery to health

Research is an essential endeavor at the First Faculty of Medicine. Our scientists and researchers conduct basic, translational, epidemiologic and clinical research across a broad spectrum of biomedical topics. In a tight cooperation with the General University Hospital and other partners, we bring research from “bench to bedside”.

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Oral Diseases

The programme focuses on epidemiological, clinical and laboratory research of aetiology and the diagnostics, prevention and treatment of oral diseases, with a special focus on innovative technologies and interdisciplinary approaches to both oral and general health.

The programme consists of five inter-related projects, which differ in their areas of focus, methodological approaches and outcomes:

  • Oral health of the 
  • 60population and the dental care systems - monitoring of oral health and quality of dental care with the aim of identifying major risk indicators of dental caries and periodontal diseases; investigation of psychological and social determinants of oral health-related attitudes
  • Laboratory methods for monitoring of the risk factors for dental caries and periodontal diseases. The role of the oral microbiome in the development of cardiovascular and other systemic diseases; the immunological profile of periodontally compromised patients.
  • Physical and chemical properties of dental materials
  • Investigation of immune system reaction to metals released from dental alloys used for restorative and prosthetic dental care".
  • Comprehensive preventive care and clinical rehabilitation of patients with oral and oro-facial diseases

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