AC13 – Dermatology and Craniofacial Pathology (DePaCra)

Objectives and lines of research


Lines of research

  • Oral cancer and pre-cancer: This line includes all aspects related to these pathologies, particularly with regard to early diagnosis considering the conditioning factors of the disease, the health system, the clinician, and the patient himself.
  • Oral implantology: Includes oral rehabilitation through osseointegrated implants, in its diagnostic, surgical, prosthodontic, and educational aspects for patients and training for professionals.
  • Craniomandibular dysfunction: Covers the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction, including rehabilitators.
  • Oral biopsy: Clinical and pathological procedures in the diagnosis of pathologies in the oral cavity, both local and systemic disorders.
  • Health education: Health education of the population in primary and secondary prevention of oral pathologies and promotion of healthy lifestyles, including the identification of intervention targets.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Study of OSAS and contributions to its treatment from Dentistry.


Research team


Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles


Research staff (established or associate)

Arturo Bilbao Alonso

Rosendo Bugarín González

José Luis Da Silva Domínguez

Eugenia García-Rodeja Arribí

María Jesús Mora Bermúdez

Benito Rilo Pousa

Urbano Antonio Santana Penín

Juan Manuel Seoane Lestón

Juan Manuel Seoane Romero

Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles

Postdoctoral researcher

Urbano Alejandro Santana Mora

Technical support staff

Andrés Blanco Hortas

Lead researcher

Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles

Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles