Oro-Maxillofacial Health and Epidemiology

Research collaboration can contribute to increasing the quality and scope of the research activities and is therefore given weight in the competition for external funding. It is important to develop, maintain and show ongoing and established collaboration.

Plan for the development/maintenance of local/regional collaboration

A joint research with other 3 research groups of the department will be supported. Research cooperation with the department of Community Medicine and the other departments of UiT in general is important.

Plan for the development/maintenance of national collaboration

There are two other dental schools in Norway, in Oslo and in Bergen. Both of these have much more manpower and better fiscal resources than our department. Historically Oslo and Bergen have been against of the establishment of a dental education in Tromsø over decades. After the political decision, some cooperation has been established, but very slowly. The national cooperation in dental research should be increased and strengthened.

 Plan for the development/maintenance of international collaboration

Research cooperation between the Nordic countries and with the EU is important. Development cooperation in health research in developing countries has also traditionally been a priority in the Nordic countries, which all aim to follow the United Nations’s recommendation to invest 0.4% of the annual GNP on the development cooperation. Cooperation in the Barents region has an emphasis in our dental school, because the geography will never change and the researchers have the responsibility on the oral health of the population in this northern region of the globe. There are drastic contrasts in the living standards between Norway/EU and Russia. The Nordic policy on equality, protection of the environment, quality of life should be guidelines of this research group. Network for oral health research and education should be established between the most northern dental schools in Norway (Tromsø), Finland (Oulu), Iceland (Reykjavik), Denmark (Copenhagen, responsible for Greenland), Sweden (Umeå), Russia (Arkhangelsk), USA  (Anchorage), and Canada (Toronto).

Institute of Postgraduate Dental Education, Jöngköping

Sweden

The Jönköping study 2013 -

30 years follow up of 252 exarticulated permanent incisors

 

Principal-investigator; pågående (nye undersøkelse 2017)

Ullbro, Arne Christer

University of Jyväskylä

Finland

Health Behaviour among School-aged Children

Co-investigator pågående (nye undersøkelse 2017/2018)

Professor Eino Honkala

University of Tampere

Finland

Adolescent Health and Life-style Study

Co-investigator; pågående (nye undersøkelse 2017)

Professor Eino Honkala

University of Turku & Kuwait University

Finland

Kuwait

Effect of probiotics in gingival health

Co-investigator (previously PI); ferdig (data analyse & publiser to artikler)

Professor Eino Honkala

University of Dundee

University of St. Andrews & Bergen

UK

Norway

Dental anxiety among schoolchildren

 Co-investigator; ferdig (data analyse & publisher en artikkel)

Professor Eino Honkala

University of Tartu

University of Turku

University of Leuven

Estonia

Finland

Belgium

Effect of erythritol and xylitol on dental caries prevention in children

Principal investigator; ferdig (data analyse & publiser en artikkel)

Professor Eino Honkala

Dasman Institute for Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases

Kuwait

Health Behaviour among School-aged Children in Kuwait

Co-investigator; ferdig (data analyse & publiser en artikkel)

Professor Eino Honkala

School Oral Health Program

Kuwait

Oral health behavior among disabled schoolchildren

Co-investigator; ferdig (data analyse & publiser to artikkel)

Professor Eino Honkala

Kuwait University

Kuwait

ICDAS Diagnostics

Co-Investigator

(data analyse & publiser to artikkel)

Professor Eino Honkala

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