National FINDOS Network

Finnish Doctoral Program in Oral Sciences (FINDOS) is a functional network between the research groups and doctoral education at the four dental schools in Finland (Universities of Helsinki, Eastern Finland, Oulu and Turku).

FINDOS brings together preclinical and clinical researchers nationwide with a common interest in oral sciences. This encourages the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and improves the possibilities for translational Dental research. FINDOS collaborates actively with the Swedish National Clinical Research School in Dental Medicine as well as with other national and international partners.

FINDOS provides systematic, well supervised and high-standard doctoral training in the field of Oral Sciences. After four years of fulltime studies, the doctoral candidates will graduate with a doctoral degree. FINDOS organises e.g. seminars, summer schools and annual meetings for the students and supervisors. Both national and international networking is encouraged. The ambition of the FINDOS network is to benefit also post-docs and already established researchers.

FINDOS Board of Directors:

From the University of Turku: Prof. Eija Könönen and Adj. Prof. Ulvi Gürsoy
From the University of Helsinki: Prof. Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
From the University of Eastern Finland: Arja Kullaa and Tuomas Saxlin
From the University of Oulu: Prof. Vuokko Anttonen and Prof. Pekka Ylöstalo
From the University of Tampere: Prof. Timo Peltomäki
From Finnish Dental Society Apollonia: Vesa Pohjola
Student member: Roman Kornilov, University of Helsinki

Coordinator: Kaisa Hakkila, University of Turku