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Centre of Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Conservative Dentistry


Address: Osianderstr. 2-8
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 7071 29-86180 Callcenter

Opening hours

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8.00 - 12.00 hrs and
13.00 - 17.00 hrs



Dietary intervention against periodontitis

Studies in recent years have shown that nutritional parameters have an influence on periodontal inflammation (i.e. inflammation of the periodontium), where it seems that both the intake of various macro- as well as micronutrients plays a role. At present, there is still a lack of evidence regarding the question of whether and to what extent patients with diagnosed periodontitis benefit from dietary intervention accompanying therapy. Therefore, we are investigating this question in a structured clinical trial. We accompany patients during periodontitis therapy with dietary intervention and examine whether this has an effect on the course of therapy. The study is conducted in cooperation with the Nutrition Support Team of the University Hospital Tübingen.

Contact person: Dr. Ch. Kracht



Antibiotic resistance of oral biofilms
Does the oral biofilm represent a reservoir for antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and antibiotic resistance genes?

The AROB research project (Antibiotic Resistance in Oral Biofilms) is a unique research association of the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen in Germany. The aim is to investigate to what extent the microbial oral flora of both healthy people and patients suffering from caries or periodontitis provides a reservoir for antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and antibiotic resistance genes. Against the background of an increasing development of bacterial resistance against common antibiotics, the knowledge gained can be valuable beyond the field of dentistry.

Contact person: Dr. Ch. von Ohle

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This study investigates a new method of treatment. Its aim is the revitalisation of the dental nerve in devitalised permanent teeth, for example after dental trauma. It is an observational study, in which a special treatment protocol for revitalisation is being tested. The aim is to find out how high the success rate of this method is, and thus the possibility of saving the tooth through regained vitality.

Contact person: Associate Professor Dr. A. Elayouti


FIT - Fluorescence-aided identification technique

A tooth-coloured dental restorative material should resemble the natural tooth substance as closely as possible. The inherent fluorescence of the teeth is a component that makes the teeth look whiter and brighter, provided that the ambient light has an ultraviolet component (e.g. sunlight). We are one of the few locations in the world where the fluorescent properties of tooth-coloured restorative materials currently available on the market are being researched. The study data obtained are not only interesting for assessing and improving the perception of the materials, but the fluorescence also allows tooth-coloured materials that are otherwise difficult to see to be better recognised under pure ultraviolet light. This new identification technique has implications for clinical diagnostics and forensic medicine.

Contact person: Associate Professor Dr. C. Meller


CompIn - The stamp technique as an aid for restoring the natural tooth shape

For the perception and function of a tooth, not only its colour (see FIT) is important, but also its shape. The tooth shape can be transferred by means of a stamp. The template for a stamp is either the natural tooth before an intervention (e.g. caries removal) or, in case of severely damaged teeth, a tooth optimally restored on a plaster model in wax. For the restoration its shape is then transferred to the patient's mouth by the stamp. The aim of the study is to compare different stamping techniques in order to use the findings for selecting the most suitable technique for the patient's particular condition and thus shorten the duration of treatment.

Contact person: Associate Professor Dr. C. Meller

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