Oral infections and inflammations
The ultimate goal of the research group is to gain increased knowledge of the etiology and pathogenesis behind these disorders aiming at earlier and better diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We want to reveal how the diseases form and develop. The projects cover microbiological, immunological, genetic and environmental aspects of the diseases. Both basic research and clinical studies are parts of the activities in these translational research projects, and human materials as well as animal models are studied.
The group has a close collaboration with national and international research groups. In Bergen most of the research is performed at the Department of Clinical Dentistry, The Gade Institute, Department of Biomedicine and Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and at Haukeland University Hospital.
Root and alveolar bone resorption
Regulating mechanisms in teeth
Lymphangiogenesis - apical periodontitis