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Dietary effects to the local immune response and the initiation and propagation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in mice

Background: Longitudinal studies have demonstrated a two-¬way relationship between diabetes and the local inflammatory host response, e.g. periodontitis, with more severe period more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Nutritional effects for oral health: Microbiome, caries experience and periodontal health

Nutrition is the major modifiable factor that influences ageing and age-related health. Yet the relationship between nutrition and age-related health is complex and poorly understoo more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Factors affecting oral health in cerebral palsy patients: dental caries experience, microbiome and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL)

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a set of nonprogressive neuromuscular disorders caused by defects in the developing fetal brain. Children with Cerebral Palsy are often have physical, coordin more...

Supervisor(s): Akhter, Rahena (Dr)

Frequency and severity of periodontal disease in Australians with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Building representative epidemiological data and validation of a screening tool for non-dental personnel.

Oral health and Type II diabetes encompasses many health complications that can have a profound impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between Type II Diabetes an more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Oral health care and diabetes – assessing the 45 and up study with oral health data from PBS/MBS and hospital admission data

A two-way relationship has been proven to exist between diabetes and periodontal disease. Linking epidemiological data from the 45 and up study to dental treatment and appointment d more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Oral Health in General Practice; an analysis of how the game is played.

Can you think strategically under pressure? What if your choice of action is the difference between the life and death of a patient? What are the issues to be solved and what is the more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Biomechanical and Cellular Aspects of Tooth Development in the Maxilla

Several theories hae been proposed for tooth eruption, most of which rely on a presuppostiion of there being a true eruptive force. Earlier work demonstrated by finite element analy more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr), Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Mechanobiolgocial role of endosteum and periosteum in bone remodelling

We earlier demonstrated by finite element analusis(FEA), that soft tissue dental ollicle surrounding nerupted teeth experiences compression over crowns, and tension beneath roots du more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr), Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Unravelling the link between Diet, Obesity and Dental Caries for targeted prevention of global burdens

There is a positive association between sugar intake and obesity, and a positive association for sugar and caries frequency in children. Based on this information, someone would exp more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Harmful or beneficial aspects of oral facial tissue and environment to the cardiac regeneration: Periodontitis may worsen the outcome of cardiac function after injury whilst the orofacial stem cells may augment their regenerative capacity.

A rodent model of myocardial injury will be used to investigate cardiac function. We will investigate the detrimental effect of a chronic inflammatory disease (periodontitis) on car more...

Supervisor(s): Xaymardan, Munira (Dr), Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)