Section for Periodontology


The section deals with research and teaching in the subject periodontology – diseases in the tissue which support the teeth.


The Section for Periodontology has an active research environment and interdisciplinary collaboration and works with clinical translational and epidemiological research. We collaborate with research groups in Europe and overseas. The research activities at the section cover aspects of diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology and treatment of periodontal diseases.

The PhD degree programme and the research year

You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in taking a PhD or a research year within Periodontology.

Specialist clinic in periodontology

We offer:

  • Diagnosis of complex cases
  • Non-surgical treatment of periodontitis
  • Surgical treatment of periodontitis
  • Surgical treatment of mucogingival complications 

Periodontitis treatment can take place either with students or alternatively with our authorised dental hygienist or at one of our dentists (where you pay yourself). The patient is firstly called in to a brief examination. Here it is determined where the treatment will be performed. The patient is then called in to a thorough examination that will typically take around two hours. 

Our most important priority lies in student treatment. During the final part of their studies, the dental students carry out periodontal treatment in close collaboration with the school's dentists. The students are not able to perform all types of periodontal treatments, so in some cases we are not able to offer treatment by students.

Periodontal treatment by students is more time-consuming than treatment at a dental practice. In some treatment periods patients are required to come 1-2 times a week, while in other periods they visit less frequently.  


Section for Periodontology
Department of Dentistry and Oral Health
Aarhus University
Vennelyst Boulevard 9
DK-8000 Aarhus C
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Phone: +45 87 16 81 52