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.
Name Description
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Clinical Stomatology
Name Description
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Dental Prosthetics
Name Description
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
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Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
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.
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics
Name Description
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Restorative Dentistry
Name Description
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.

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