Oral Diseases

Team leader


Major interests


The mission of this research line is to develop and apply research to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases affecting the orofacial region.
 
The specific objectives are:
i) To characterize the periodontal disease
Research activities include: antimicrobial potential of the Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) in dentistry; association of periodontitis with systemic diseases; 16S rDNA metagenomic analysis for an oral infectious-inflammatory scale; new markers of peri-implant diseases and periodontitis; laser as an adjunct treatment in Peri-implantitis and periodontitis.
 
ii) To characterize the relationship between temporomandibular disorders with headaches
Research activities include: genome-wide approach to assess association between the two disorders; Physiotherapy in pain reduction and function improvement.
 
iii) To study congenitally missing teeth
Research activities include: miRNA profiling in patients with maxillary lateral incisor agenesis; minimally invasive rehabilitation of missing tooth.
 
iv) To improve attachments used with implant supported denture
Research activities include: new attachment to improve durability, reliability and retention capacity of implant supported denture.
 
v) To promote public oral health knowledge and good practices
 Activities include: organization of promotion activities at the north of Portugal; public awareness and knowledge of dental/oral practices and diseases (hygiene, cancer, periodontitis, caries), namely among school children. 

Current Projects


 
 

Publications Highlights


Jonsson L., Magnusson TE., Thordarson A 2 , Jonsson T., Geller F 3 , Feenstra B., Melbye M., Nohr EA., Vucic S., Dhamo B., Rivadeneira F., Ongkosuwito EM., Wolvius EB., Leslie EJ., Marazita ML., Howe BJ., Moreno Uribe LM., Alonso I., Santos M., Pinho T., Jonsson R. , Audolfsson G. , Gudmundsson L., Nawaz MS., Olafsson S., Gustafsson O., Ingason A., Unnsteinsdottir U., Bjornsdottir G., Walters GB., Zervas M., Oddsson A., Gudbjartsson DF., Steinberg S., Stefansson H., & Stefansson K. (2018). Rare and Common Variants Conferring Risk of Tooth Agenesis. Journal of Dental Research. Jan 1:22034517750109.

Zacca R; Azevedo R.; Chainok P.; Vilas-Boas J.P.; Castro F.A. de S. ; Pyne D.B. ; Fernandes R.J. (2018). Monitoring Age-Group Swimmers Over a Training Macrocycle: Energetics, Technique, and Anthropometrics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Publish Ahead of Print():, AUG 2018

Gomes AF, Pinho T. (2018). Esthetic perception of asymmetric canines treated with space closure in maxillary lateral incisor agenesis. International Journal Esthetic Dentistry (in press).

Lamas C, Lavall A, Pinho T. (2018). Position and eruption of permanent maxillary canine in cases of maxillary lateral incisor agenesis in mixed dentition. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 42(3);240-246.

Ribas J, Paço M; Pinho T. (2018). Perception of facial aesthetics by different observers panels in Class II with mandibular retrusion. International Journal Esthetic Dentistry 13(2):208-219.

Aroso C., Silva AS., Ustrell R., Mendes JM., Braga AC., Berastegui E., & Escuin T (2016). Effect of abutment angulation in the retention and durability of three overdenture attachment systems: An in vitro study. J Adv Prosthodont. 8(1):21-29.

Relvas M., Tomás I., Casares-De-Cal Mde L., & Velazco C. (2015). Evaluation of a new oral health scale of infectious potential based on the salivary microbiota. Clinical Oral Investigation. Apr 19(3), 717-28.

Alves-Ferreira M., Pinho T., Sousa A., Sequeiros J., Lemos C., & Alonso I. (2014). Identification of genetic risk factors for maxillary lateral incisor agenesis. Journal of Dental Research, 93 (5), pp. 452-458.

Mesquita B., Gonçalves M.J., Pacheco P., Lopes J., Salazar F., Relvas M., Coelho, C., Pacheco J.J., & Velazco, C. (2014). Helicobacter pylori identification: A diagnostic/confirmatory method for evaluation. Current Microbiology, 69 (3), pp. 245-251.

  

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