Oro-Maxillofacial Health and Epidemiology

This research group aims to support research on oro-maxillofacial health and epidemiology.

Oro-Maxillofacial region encompasses head, neck, face, jaws and mouth. Several diseases in this region have high prevalence and decrease quality of life. Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Epidemiology is the cornerstone of public health, and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare.

Our focuses, visions, values and overall goals are identical with Strategy plan of the faculty for 2014-2020. High quality research is necessary to enable high quality of theoretical and clinical teaching, which will also improve oral health services of the population. The establishment of good leadership and responsibility of the senior academic staff towards the junior staff are the basis of productivity, effectiveness and good working environment

Department of clinical dentistry

Head of research group:
Associate professor of cariology
Jukka Leinonen