E058 – Oral Sciences (OSRG)

Objectives and lines of research


Oral Sciences Research Group is a specialized multidisciplinary research group that applies omics and artificial intelligence technologies in the field of Dental Sciences.

Lines of research

  • Dentistry in patients with special needs
  • Peri-implantitis
  • Relationship between oral infections and systemic diseases
  • Tissue regeneration in periodontics


Research team
Martín Biedma, Benjamín

Research staff (established or associate)
Balsa Castro, Carlos
Blanco Pintos, Triana
Carreira Nouche, María José
Castelo Baz, Pablo
Regueira Iglesias, Alba
Sánchez Barco, Alba
Seijas Otero, Noelia
Suárez Quintanilla, David
Suárez Rodríguez, Berta
Tomás Carmona, Inmaculada
Vázquez González, Lara María
Vila Blanco, Nicolás

External collaborator staff
Martín Cruces, José



  • Regueira Iglesias A, Vázquez-González L, Balsa-Castro C, Blanco-Pintos T, Martín-Biedma B, Arce VM, Carreira MJ, Tomás I. In-silico detection of oral prokaryotic species with highly similar 16S rRNA sequence segments using different primer pairs. J Front Cell Infect Microbiol (accepted, in press)
  • Miguéns-Vila R, Martín-Biedma B, De-Deus G, Belladonna FG, Peña-López A, Castelo-Baz P. Micro-computed tomography evaluation of dentinal micro-cracks after preparation of curved root canals with ProTaper Gold, WaveOne Gold and ProTaper NEXT instruments. J Endod 2021; 47 (2): 309-314. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2020.10.014.
  • Ruíz-Piñón M, Gancedo-Gancedo T, Seoane-Prado R, Pérez-Estévez A, Blanco-Méndez J, Luzardo-Álvarez AM, Castelo-Baz P, Lorenzo-Pouso AI, Álvarez-Novoa P, Martín-Biedma B. In vitro development of a new sponge-based delivery system for intracanal antimicrobial administration in endodontic treatment. J Clin Med 2021, Jun 21;10(12):2725. doi: 10.3390/jcm10122725
  • Vila-Blanco N, Carreira MJ, Varas-Quintana P, Balsa-Castro C, Tomás I. Deep neural networks for chronological age estimation from OPG images. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2020 Jan 31. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2020.2968765
  • Arias-Bujanda N, Regueira-Iglesias A, Blanco-Pintos T, Alonso-Sampedro M, Relvas M, González-Peteiro MM, Balsa-Castro C, Tomás I. Diagnostic accuracy of IL1β in saliva: The development of predictive models for estimating the probability of the occurrence of periodontitis in non-smokers and smokers. J Clin Periodontol 2020 Jun;47(6):702-714. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13285
  • Vila-Blanco N, Freire V, Balsa-Castro C, Tomás I, Carreira MJ. DenTiUS Plaque, a web-based application for the quantification of bacterial plaque: development and usability study. J Med Internet Res 2020 Sep 3;22(9):e18570. doi: 10.2196/18570
  • Arias- Bujanda N, Regueira-Iglesias A, Balsa-Castro C, Nibali L, Donos N, Tomás I. Accuracy of single molecular biomarkers in saliva for the diagnosis of periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Periodontol 2020; 47(1): 2-18. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13202
  • Arias-Bujanda N, Regueira -Iglesias A, Balsa-Castro C, Nibali L, Donos N, Tomás I. Accuracy of single molecular biomarkers in gingival crevicular fluid for the diagnosis of periodontitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Periodontol 2019; 46(12): 1166-1182. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13188