Bone health index in the assessment of bone health: The Generation R Study

Bone acquisition trajectory in the paediatric population is an important determinant of peak bone mass at young adulthood. Low peak bone mass is a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures later in life. Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to measure overall bone health, yet it is not used often due to certain limitations. That is …

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Agatha defense 15th February

Agatha will defend her thesis on Tuesday, February 15, 2023, titled: ‘From Disparity to Potential: Nutritional and Social Determinants of Children’s Oral Health’. The public defense will start exactly at 10.30 am. The doors are closed as soon as the public defense starts, late-comers can access the room via the fourth floor. Given the solemn …

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dr. Olja Grgic-Chavez

On 5th October 2022, Olja Grgic-Chavez successfully defended her doctoral thesis “Understanding determinants of pediatric developmental health”. Congratulations dr. Olja Grgic-Chavez!

PER-IADR 2022 Presentations

From September 15th – September 17th, our own Vid Prijatelj held an oral presentation titled “Commnon genetic background of hypodontia and third molar agenesis” at the 2022 PER-IADR Oral Health Research Congress in Marseille, France. Within he discussed how Recall-by-genotype, a special methodology in association studies based on genetic information, was applied to establish the …

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Caries Preventive Interventions and Oral Health Inequalities: A Scoping Review

Our very own Agatha van Meijeren-van Lunteren had her review article published at the JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Within she perused multiple public databases to establish which early-life interventions help caries prevention. Give it a read! Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/23800844221109116 (https://doi.org/10.1177/23800844221109116) Congratulations Agatha!

Welcome Gisselle

Gisselle Carbajal joined us this May to start her PhD. She is a dentist and a specialist in Orthodontics. Additionally, she has a MSc in Dental Public Health. Her PhD project aims to investigate dental caries trajectories along the life-course from childhood to young adulthood, and the influence of biological, behavioural, psychological, social and environmental …

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Paper about bias mitigation in machine learning was accepted by MICCAI

The paper entitled Projection-wise Disentangling for Fair and Interpretable Representation Learning: Application to 3D Facial Shape Analysis was accepted by International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). MICCAI is the most influential academic conference in the field of medical image analysis. In MICCAI 2021, there were over 2550 attendees, and 533 …

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IADR 2021 Presentations

Agatha van Luteren-van Meijer and Vid Prijatelj both presented their research titled “Adherence to the Dutch Dietary Guidelines and Dental Caries Among Teenagers” and “Mandibular Cortical Width is Associated With Teenage Bone Mineral Density“, respectively, at the 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session. Their respective presentation IDs were 1669 and 1565. Congratulations to both!

Welcome Francien

Francien Veenman works on the oral microbiome as risk factor for dental caries. The primary aim of this project is to understand how the oral microbiome influences oral health and the caries disease process in children. Dental plaque samples that were collected in the Generation R Study will be analyzed. Francien holds a Master in …

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