Research and Structures


Concentration Area

Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation
Name Description
Biomechanics, Pain and Orofacial Dysfunction This line of research is aimed to analyze the pathophysiology of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, bruxism and parafunctional habits, focusing on the biomechanical characterization of the stomatognathic system and its reflexes on the organism, seeking to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for these conditions.
Dental materials, biomaterials and tissue engineering This line of research aims at the development and evaluation of efficacy and safety of new dental materials, as well as innovative tissue engineering strategies, focusing on tissue regeneration and the reduction of infectious oral complications.
Orofacial diseases from pediatric to elderly patients This line of research aims to evaluate new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity disorders, focusing on the management of pediatric and geriatric patients, considering the particularities of the oral cavity and its diseases, inherent to extreme ages.
Quality of life and biopsychosocial aspects of orofacial diseases This line of research focuses on investigating the correlation between biopsychosocial aspects and changes in the stomatognathic system, evaluating interdisciplinary alternatives to improve patients' oral and overall quality of life.
Ontological Clinic
Name Description
Bucomaxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology, Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics: Diagnosis and Thera This line of research focuses on the investigation of new approaches to orthodontic, orthopedic and surgical correction of orofacial deformities, aiming to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with these conditions.
Endodontics and Periodontics: Etiopathogenesis and Treatment of Periodontal and Periapical Diseases This line of research aims to study the mechanisms involved in periapical and periodontal alterations, aiming to analyze their relationship with systemic diseases, as well to identify new treatment strategies for these conditions.
Restorative Dentistry: Dentistry, Dental Prosthesis and Implantodontics This line of research is focused on the development of new technologies and approaches aimed at aesthetic and functional oral rehabilitation, using laboratory and clinical methods.
Stomatology: Clinical, Immunological and Pathological Studies The objectives of this line of research involve the evaluation of the pathophysiology of diseases affecting the oral mucosa and salivary glands, including oral cancer, focusing on the clinical, immunological and pathological aspects of these conditions, in order to identify new forms of prevention and treatment of such diseases.

Research Structures

Research Laboratories
Research Nucleus
Name Coordinator
Centro de Reabilitação em Fissuras Lábiopalatinas (CERLAP) LUCIANE MACEDO DE MENEZES
Research Center
Name Coordinator
Centro de Pesquisa em Toxicologia e Farmacologia MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS