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Department of Dentistry Ghent University

Scientists in dentistry are primarily concerned with the whole of science regarding human development, construction, properties, functions and disease phenomena of the chewing system, prevention, including its medical and surgical therapy.

Department of Oral Health Sciences KU Leuven

The Oral Health Research Unit conducts research that generates and applies biomedical knowledge and technology to oral health and disease and promotes translation of this acquired expertise to oral health and oral health care.

For more information about the research topics of the different research teams belonging to this department see: Population studies in Oral Health; Biomaterials - BIOMAT; Orthdontics; Periodontology and Oral ...

Oral Health Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Within the research group, mainly clinical research will be conducted within the dental clinic. The emphasis will be on therapeutic aspects within the various disciplines (periodontology, oral implantology, restorative dentistry, orthodontics) and on the other hand patient-centered outcomes. The measurement of patient experience after therapeutic intervention is proposed as a cross-sectional research line.

Orthodontics KU Leuven

Research at the KU Leuven Orthodontic unit is focused on aspects of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics both in growing and non-growing populations. Growth, development and morphology are evaluated in three dimensions whenever applicable.

- Studies on the role of the MSX1-gen in the ethiology of cleft lip and palate and hypodontia. - Hormonal interactions with craniofacial morphology and growth. - The use of dental maturation score ...

BioMechanics (BMe) KU Leuven


The research activities of the division are concentrated in three areas of biomechanics: 1. FUNDAMENTAL BONE RESEARCH: Both the relation between bone structure and its mechanical properties and the influence of mechanical sollicitation on bone remodelling are investigated. These relations are particularly relevant for the study and comprehension of fracture healing mechanisms and of osteoporosis. The division uses state of the art engineering ...