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Research group


Periodontics, Health, and Education Research Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Dentistry

Colombian Ministry of Science








Medical and health sciences


Clinical medicine

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Strategic Focus

The group is committed to scientific research and the integral education of its personnel. Additionally, it carries out and directs research projects whose knowledge products can be applied to the solution of odontology-related problems.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Association between periodontitis and systemic diseases.    
  • Determinants of oral health.    
  • Periodontal disease progression.    
  • Etiological factors of periodontal disease.            
  • Relations between orthodontics and periodontics.
  • Implantology and osseointegration.    
  • Periodontal tissues response to surgical procedures.    

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Javier Enrique Botero Torres, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences.

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

The group has engaged in conjoint research projects with national and international institutions, such as the School of Odontology of the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia) and the Universidad de Alicante (Spain). The group’s objective is to engage in an academic and collaborative exchange in research.

Notable Projects

  • Periodontitis and arthritis association before and after periodontal treatment.
  • Determinants of quality of life and their impact on oral health in a population of elderly patients from E.S.E Metrosalud: A gender perspective.
  • Effects of periodontal treatment on clinical periodontal parameters and glucose metabolism of diabetic patients.
  • Microbiology applied to peri-implantitis and natural teeth.

Main Research Results

  • Analysis of the most important aspects related to gender violence in indigenous communities. Making the invisible visible: gender and inter-generational violence in a Colombian indigenous community.
  • We have achieved to make significant contributions to the understanding of the impact of periodontal therapy on the glycemia levels of diabetic patients.
  • Determination of the most relevant aspects related to frequency of periodontitis and subgingival microbiota in Latin America.

Research Portafolio

  • Expert advice.
  • Training.
  • Development of research projects.
  • Academic development.

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