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
population 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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