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”.


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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