Master’s Research Project Opportunities

Within the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we offer a wealth of research opportunities for students enrolled at the Erasmus Medical Center as well as those of our filial institutions. Our frequent collaborators are Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA), University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft).

With the ever expanding network of students, a selection of some of the finalized projects:

Associations Between Prenatal, Perinatal, and Early Childhood Vitamin D Status and Risk of Dental Caries at 6 Years

Impact of orthodontic treatment need and deviant occlusal traits on oral health–related quality of life in children: A cross-sectional study in the Generation R cohort

Automated Bone Age Assessment based on DXA scans for a variety of ethnicities using Deep Transfer Learning

Oral microbiota of adolescents with dental caries: A systematic review

Facial risk factors for skin cancer

Predictive modelling of facial features from DNA

The association between skeletal health and dental health: A Generation R Study (Supervised by Vid Prijatelj)

Exploring the relationship between mandibular cortical thickness and skull bone mineral density: the Generation R study (Supervised by Vid Prijatelj)

Third molar agenesis: Epidemiology and environmental predictors in a Dutch population (Supervised by dr. Justin van der Tas)

Associations of parental feeding practices and dental caries in the deciduous dentition (Supervised by dr. Justin van der Tas)

Impact of Asthma (medication) on the prevalence of dental caries in young adolescents (Supervised by Francien Veenman)

Dietary habits and dental caries in 13 year old Dutch adolescent (Supervised by Francien Veenman)

Ongoing research topics

For those whose interest is piqued, herein the broader active projects we offer.

Orthodontic treatment in early adolescence: Need vs Indeed (Supervised by dr. Bruna Dhamo)

The influence of orthodontic treatment on change in OHRQoL (Supervised by Agatha van Lunteren-van Meijer)

The relationship between BMI development and oral health (Supervised by Agatha van Lunteren-van Meijer)

The prevalence of dental trauma in adolescents (Supervised by dr. Bruna Dhamo)

Polygenic Risk Scores cross-validation for dental caries (Supervised by dr. Lea Kragt)