Section for Paediatric Dentistry


The paediatric dentistry course includes all aspects of oral health and dental hygiene for children and young people. The section's definition of oral health includes a somatic, a social and a mental component. The section teaches all topics within the subject of paediatric dentistry.

The section makes special competences available for the Western Denmark Odontological Regional and Knowledge Centre, and treats patients referred from the Centre as well as from regional dental hygiene services.


The section has special competences within dental treatment of children and young people under sedation and treatment of mineralisation disorders. The section accepts patients referred for treatment under income-generating activities. 



Current research includes the incidence of dental disease in children and young people, etiological and therapeutic aspects of different forms of dental formation, irregularities, pain-free dental treatment and the influence of general health issues on dental status and oral health. A significant part of the department's research deals with the causal relations and microbiology of aggressive periodontitis. The section's research takes place in collaboration with researchers from both within and outside the department, including international research. 


The section's clinical section teaches odontology students dental treatment of children and young people, as well as the planning of dental hygiene for this age group. Great emphasis is placed on prevention and gentle dental treatment. Parts of the teaching take place in interaction with the teaching of students of dental hygiene.


Section for Paediatric Dentistry
Department of Dentistry and Oral Health
Aarhus University
Vennelyst Boulevard 9
DK-8000 Aarhus C
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Phone: +45 87 16 74 00