Oral Health Research
Oral Health is an important factor for individual well-being and has implications in Systemic Health. In SalivaTec we have characterized the Oral Health for each donor and since most collections are done in the Viseu region, we have been increasing the knowledge of the Oral Health indicators for this population. The inclusion of Oral Health in our analysis enables a refinement of individual stratification through the integration of these variables in the molecular analysis of saliva. Furthermore, the knowledge produced can also be applied to the improvement of Oral Health promotion strategies, contributing to the promotion of wellbeing in the region. The data produced are being stored in a database which will be available in a public database in the future.
This project consists in the education and promotion of good and adequate oral health behaviors among the community, early diagnosis of oral diseases and application of preventive measures. During the contact with the community, epidemiological data collection is accomplished in order to characterize the oral health behaviors in the population and understand the distribution and determinants of oral diseases, namely, dental caries and periodontal disease.