Lectures and seminars Can we eradicate caries and tooth loss?

06-10-2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
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How can we create more equitable oral health care in Sweden? Karolinska Institutet is inaugurating a new dental clinic for the public and at the same time inviting you to a conversation between researchers on the dental care of the future.

This event will be held in Swedish.

Researcher conversation

Swedish dentistry is a formidable success story. Less than 100 years ago, the Swedish people had catastrophic oral health. At that time, the teeth of young religious education students were pulled out so that they would avoid future toothaches. Today, Swedes are among those in the world who have the very best and the most teeth.

For many of us, brushing our teeth every morning and evening and eating sweets only on Saturdays are a matter of course, but how did they get that way?
And how do researchers view the dental care of the future? As patients, what can we expect from dental care and our own oral health? Will the new discoveries being made by researchers give us all even better oral health?

In a researcher conversation, we peer into the future and try to provide some idea of the dental care of the future. The conversation (in Swedish) will be moderated by Cecilia Odlind, editorial director of Medicinsk Vetenskap (Medical Science) magazine.

Joining her are:

  • Karin Garming-Legert, lecturer and senior dentist, Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Oral Diagnostics and Rehabilitation, Karolinska Institutet
  • Georgios Tsilingaridis, associate professor, senior lecturer and head of Division of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Karolinska Institutet

We will also hear Göran Dahllöf, senior professor of pediatric dentistry, who during his many years at KI has been closely involved in shaping Swedish pediatric dentistry.


Hosting the event is Patricia De Palma, operations director of the University Dental Clinic. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Professor Maria Eriksdotter, dean of KI South, and Joannis Grigoriadis, clinical director at the General Dentistry Faculty Practice.


Part of Nobel Calling Stockholm

Every year in October, the recipients of the Nobel Prizes are announced. In connection with this, the Nobel Prize Museum organizes inspirational events and instructive meetings in collaboration with, among others, Karolinska Institutet.