Medical science and
Engineering Research Center
Senior Researcher : Kyung-Pyo Park
Oral and Maxillofacial Senile Functional Disorder Research Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Senile Functional Disorder Research Center, through the development of basic dental scientist to lead future dental research and a specialized dental research program, aims to develop therapeutic technology by studying on the mechanism of oral and maxillofacial senile functional disorder, ultimately improving. the quality of life and extending healthy lifespan for the elderly.
The first stage of the research, as a stage to strengthen fundamental technology, covers molecular physiological, molecular biological, microbial and cellular immunological research on the salivation mechanism including cell membrane transport and saliva protein’s interaction and antibacterial function, the characteristic of oral sensory neurotabes including special senses, such as taste and smell, and somethesis, and the healthy person’s differential immune response to oral commensal and periodontopathic bacteria.