Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology

Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology are dental disciplines that focus on prosthetic management of impaired occlusion and treatment of temporomandibular disorders. The department provides teaching in both disciplines on basic and continuous education levels. 

Contact information

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

Office Assistant Sari Heikkilä


Professor and Chair, DDS, PhD Timo Närhi
Senior Lecturer, DDS, PhD Marjo-Riitta Liljeström (part-time)
Senior Lecturer, DDS, PhD  Anna-Maria Le Bell-Rönnlöf (part-time)
University Teacher, DDS  Jaana Malmberg (part-time)
University Teacher, DDS, PhD Jasmina Bijelic-Donova (part-time, leave of absence)
University Teacher, DDS Sini Riivari (part-time)
University Teacher, DDS Inkeri Nieminen (part-time)
University Teacher, DDS, PhD Khalil Shahramian (part-time)
University Teacher, DDS, PhD Nagat Areid

Docent, DDS, PhD Esa Klemetti
Docent, DDS, PhD Juhani Laine
Docent, DDS, PhD Murat Mutluay
Docent, DDS, PhD Johanna Tanner


Research is conducted on basic and applied sciences focusing on dental and oral implant materials.  

Clinical research is done in the management of temporomandibular disorders and evaluation of new prosthetic materials and treatment concepts.  

The department if actively involved in the biomaterials research program of the Faculty of Medicine.