Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The identity, mission and the function of dental medicine are unique. This field of science includes wide variety of clinical and non-clinical academic fields of research. FINDOS Helsinki offers an excellent working environment, where young dental researchers will get all the necessary guidance and support to develop into the future’s academic dentists.

The research groups of FINDOS Helsinki have research laboratories in Biomedicum Helsinki at the Meilahti campus and in the Institute of Biotechnology at the Viikki campus. FINDOS Helsinki offers excellent training, such as dental seminars, literature seminars and scientific (e.g. developmental biology) retreats.

The main fields of the FINDOS doctoral programme are:

  • Normal and disturbed dental, facial and skull development and its genetic regulation
  • Controlled tissue generation and bioresorbing material
  • Stomatognathion and its pathological conditions
  • Oral Infections and their mechanisms
  • Oral health care
  • Cancer biology
  • Oral implements of  systemic diseases

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Oral healthcare services

Vehkalahti, M. M., Palotie, U., Varsio, S., Valaste, M. & Swanljung, O.

04/11/2015 → …

Project: Research project


Accidental perforations during root canal treatment: an 8-year nationwide perspective on healthcare malpractice claims

Vehkalahti, M. M. & Swanljung, O., 13 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Oral Investigations.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Association of a multigenetic proinflammatory profile with ischemic stroke.

Palm, F., Aigner, A., Pussinen, P., Urbanek, C., Buggle, F., Safer, A., Becher, H. & Grau, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Childhood oral infections associate with adulthood metabolic syndrome: A longitudinal cohort study.

Pussinen, P., Paju, S., Viikari, J., Salminen, A., Taittonen, L., Laitinen, T., Burgner, D., Kähönen, M., Hutri-Kähönen, N., Raitakari, O. & Juonala, M., 4 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Dental Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Commentary: Pathophysiological Role of Histamine H4 Receptor in Cancer: Therapeutic Implications

Salem, A. & Salo, T., 27 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateScientificpeer-review

Leukaluun nekroosi - mitä hammaslääkärin kuuluu tietää?

Olkkonen, A., Kontio, R. & Seppänen-Kaijansinkko, R., 31 Jan 2020, In : Suomen hammaslääkärilehti. 27, 2, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Supervisor of Doctoral Thesis

Abdelhakim Salem (Supervisor), Tuula Salo (Supervisor)
18 Feb 202031 Dec 2023

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Jakub Czapiński

Abdelhakim Salem (Host), Tuula Salo (Host)
9 Jan 20207 Apr 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Cells (Journal)

Abdelhakim Salem (Reviewer)
23 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Novel Aspects in Inflammation-mediated Oral Carcinogenesis

Abdelhakim Salem (Speaker)
12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Oral Diseases (Journal)

Abdelhakim Salem (Reviewer)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts


Certificate of Recognition

Abdelhakim Salem (Recipient), 26 Aug 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards


Press / Media