Metabolics of preventing and treating periodontal disease throughout life.
First supervisor: Dr Vitor de Carvalho Moreno das Neves
Second supervisor: Professor Mark Ide
Mode of study: Full-time
Project duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Home/EU and Overseas
Start date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Application deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found
Reference number: 2022/DOCS/02
Chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (PD) is widespread globally with associations with systemic disease, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Current therapeutic strategies and products used in PD treatment and prevention rely on antimicrobial effects. To date, no management strategy has been created that effectively tackles the inflammatory response responsible to lead to the dysbiosis that causes PD. Metabolic modulation has shown to have positive effect on inflammatory responses. However, not much is understood on the effect of lifelong metabolism modulation on oral disease management. This application focuses on understanding the effect of metabolic modulation on local/systemic factors and tissues in order to help elucidate ways to manage oral and systemic disease throughout life.
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