C040 – Medical-Surgical Dentistry (OMEQUI)

Objetivos y líneas de investigación


Clinical and translational research in the field of medical-surgical dentistry. The target procedures are periodontics and implantology, mainly in relation to medically compromised patients and people with disabilities.

Lines of research

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

Pedro Diz Dios

Researchers (established or associate)
Limeres Posse, Jacobo


Postdoctoral staff
Abeleira Pazos, María Teresa

Batalla Vázquez, Pilar
Blanco Carrión, Juan
Diniz Freitas, Marcio
Fernández Feijóo, Javier
García-Caballero Pérez, Lucía
Liñares González, Antonio
Ramos Barbosa, Isabel

  • Fernández M, de Coo A, Quintela I, et al. Genetic Susceptibility to Periodontal Disease in Down Syndrome: A Case-Control Study. Int J Mol Sci. 2021;22(12):6274. doi: 10.3390/ijms22126274
  • de Coo A, Cruz R, Quintela I, et al. Genome-wide association study of stage III/IV grade C periodontitis (former aggressive periodontitis) in a Spanish population. J Clin Periodontol. 2021;48(7):896-906. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13460
  • Leira Y, Carballo Á, Orlandi M, Aldrey JM, Pías-Peleteiro JM, Moreno F, Vázquez-Vázquez L, Campos F, D’Aiuto F, Castillo J, Sobrino T, Blanco J. Periodontitis and systemic markers of neurodegeneration: A case-control study. J Clin Periodontol. 2020 May;47(5):561-571. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13267
  • Limeres J, Serrano C, De Nova JM, et al. Oral Manifestations of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation Analysis. J Clin Med. 2020;9(11):3556. doi: 10.3390/jcm9113556
  • Hermida-Nogueira L, Barrachina MN, Morán LA, et al. Deciphering the secretome of leukocyte-platelet rich fibrin: towards a better understanding of its wound healing properties. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):14571. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71419-7
  • Martínez Lamas L, Diz Dios P, Pérez Rodríguez MT, et al. Is povidone iodine mouthwash effective against SARS-CoV-2? First in vivo tests . Oral Dis. 2020;10.1111. doi: 10.1111/odi.13526
  • Martínez-Lamas L, Limeres-Posse J, Diz-Dios P, Álvarez-Fernández M. Streptococcus downii sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavity of a teenager with Down syndrome. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2020;70(7):4098-4104. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004180
  • Limeres Posse J, Abeleira Pazos MT, Fernández Casado M, Outumuro Rial M, Diz Dios P, Diniz-Freitas M. Safe zones of the maxillary alveolar bone in Down syndrome for orthodontic miniscrew placement assessed with cone-beam computed tomography. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):12996. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49345-0