Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology is a dental discipline with a focus on etiopathogenesis, histopathological changes and diagnostics of dental and oral mucosal diseases as well as the diseases in the jaws.

The teaching is provided both on undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Contact information

University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, FI-20520 Turku

Office Assistant Sari Heikkilä

 

Personnel

Professor and Chair, DDS, PhD Jaana Hagström
University Lecturer, DDS, PhD  Jaana Willberg
Docent (Adjunct professor), DDS, PhD, Specialist Jaana Rautava (part-time)

Professor (emerita), DDS, PhD, FRCSDSEd(hon) Stina Syrjänen

Research

The research is both nationally and internationally networked among several medical and dental disciplines. 

The focus areas of research cover oral potentially malignant lesions, early diagnostics of oral cancer, natural history of human papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in head and neck carcinogenesis, and cell and tissue adhesion on biomaterials. 

The research is part of cancer center of excellence (head and neck cancers) of the Turku University Hospital.
 

Oral Radiology

Oral radiology is medical imaging of dentition, jaws and surrounding anatomical structures. Radiography is the most commonly used imaging method, magnetic resonance (MRI) and ultrasound are rarely used. Under- and postgraduate teaching focuses on intra- and extraoral radiography, image interpretation and radiation protection.

Contact information

University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, FI-20520 Turku

Office Assistant Sari Heikkilä

Personnel

University Lecturer, DDS, PhD Marja Ekholm
University Teacher, DDS Anne-Mari Ilo
 

Research

Research of the department is focused on the optimization of clinical image quality and radiation dose especially in children´s radiographs and cone-beam-CT-scans. Scientific work is performed in collaboration with other disciplines of Institute of Dentistry, City of Turku, Turku University Hospital and University of Helsinki.