The Department teaches Pediatric Dentistry at the undergraduated level.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is defined as the practice, and teaching of and research in comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care of children from birth through adolescence. Child and adolescent oral health includes a somatic, a social as well as a mental component. The Department teaches all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry.

The Department’s present research includes epidemiology of dental diseases in children and adolescents, aetiology and treatment of various types of developmental dental defects, painless dentistry, and the influence of general health problems on dental and oral health. A considerable part of the Department’s research is focused on the aetiology and microbiology of aggressive periodontitis. The research is undertaken in collaboration with national as well as international colleagues.

The Department’s clinical section houses the clinical teaching of undergraduate dental student. Emphasis is placed on prevention and gentle dental treatment. Part of the teaching is done in collaboration with the teaching of dental hygiene students.

The Department collaborates with Center for Oral Health in Rare Conditions, Aarhus University Hospital and receives referrals from the Regional Dental Service.

The Department has special competence in dental care of children and adolescents under sedation and treatment of dental developmental defects.


Department of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health Sciences
Aarhus University

Vennelyst Boulevard 9
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 8942 4075
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