VieSID Research

The Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry aims at contributing to the understanding of occlusion and orofacial dysfunction which deeply affect people´s well-being in modern societies. We fully appreciate the advantages of interdisciplinary research, and collaborate with experts in various fields of medicine, science and technology. Also, we are convinced that research and continuous education are the most effective means to uphold to our high-standard courses. Cinzia Fornai, with her background as biological anthropologist and morphometrician, leads our scientific and clinical research work.

Cinzia Fornai´s academic and scientific background: ORCID and SCOPUS

Cinzia Fornai, PhD

“Over my long-standing collaboration within the field of dental medicine, faciliated by Prof. Rudolf Slavicek, I have developed a vivid interest for the evolutionary changes of the human masticatory system. My goal is to develop and assist research on all clinical or scientific aspects leading us to a deeper understanding of the masticatory system. Through my research work, I aim to inform various aspects of oral medicine, and support education.”


Current Projects

VieSID Research is devoted to scientific activities in the various fields of interdisciplinary dentistry, and focuses on clinical and biological topics, as well as methodological and technical projects.

For our research work, we can count on a vast network of collaborators, including VieSID’s members and the University Dental Clinic Vienna. Additionally, we work closely with GAMMA https://www.gammadental.com/en/ and team up with our varied kinds of expertise.

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IDentiCA Program

VieSID and CSUCA – Superior Council of Central American Universities https://csuca.org/en/ have joined forces for the advancement of interdisciplinary research and high education in Central America, through the Interdisciplinary Dentistry for Central America – IDentiCA program.

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Research News

Here you can find different Science News, notable for the whole VieSID community.

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Publications

Here you can find a list of articles stemming directly from VieSID research projects or from research conducted under VieSID affiliation.

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Literature Study Club

VieSID firmly believes in continued education. Being well informed is instrumental to the medical practice, and teaching and research activities are indissolubly linked to studying. Thus, VieSID continues Professor Slavicek’s study club by organizing monthly online meetings.

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Current Projects


IDentiCA Program

VieSID and CSUCA – Superior Council of Central American Universities https://csuca.org/en/ have joined forces for the advancement of interdisciplinary research and high education in Central America, through the Interdisciplinary Dentistry for Central America – IDentiCA program.

The research interest within the IDentiCA program is broad and could include but is not limited to:

  • Social aspects of craniomandibular dysfunctions in Central America
  • Epidemiology of oral health, occlusal pattern and skeletal configuration of Central American populations, particularly in relation to (mal)occlusion and functional disturbances
  • Prospective on educational development of oral medicine in Central America
  • Efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of diagnostic methods, treatment protocols, instruments, and materials proper to Interdisciplinary Dentistry for Central American populations
  • Multicentre studies in Interdisciplinary Dentistry, comparatively assessing function and structure of the oral system

With the IDentiCA kick-off workshop in Antigua, Guatemala, 9-12 May 2022, (VieSID Twitter) we agreed upon our first projects:

  • clinical initiatives aimed at implementing initial functional diagnostic tools in the public as well as private dentistry settings
  • research projects aimed at exploring craniofacial morphology and function in Central American populations.

Research News


Publications

Here you can find a list of articles stemming directly from VieSID research projects or from research conducted under VieSID affiliation.

  • Londoño A., Assis M., Fornai C., Greven M., In press. European Journal of Dentistry. Premolar extraction affects mandibular kynematics. Eur J Dent
  • Fornai C., Tester, I., Parlett, K., Basili, C., Costa, H. N. 2022, Centric relation: a matter of form and substance. J. Oral Rehabil. https://doi.org/10.1111/joor.13329
  • Frémondière P., Thollon L., Marchal F., Fornai C., Webb N.M., Haeusler M. 2022. Dynamic finite-element simulations reveal early origin of complex human birth pattern, Commun Biol, 5;377 https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03321-z
  • Krenn V.A., Fornai C., Webb N.M., Haeusler M. 2022. Sex classification using the human sacrum: Geometric morphometrics versus conventional approaches, PLOSOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264770
  • Krenn V.A., Fornai C., Webb N.M., Haeusler M. 2022. Sex determination accuracy in a Central European sample using the human sacrum. Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology (Anthropologischer Anzeiger), 14;79(2):211-220. 10.1127/anthranz/2021/1415
  • Krenn V.A., Fornai, C., Webb N.M., Woodert, M.A., Prosch, H., Haeusler M. 2022. The morphological consequences of segmentation anomalies in the human sacrum, AJBA, 177( 4), 690– 707 https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24466
  • Fornai, C., Webb N.M., Urciuoli, A., Krenn V.A. Haeusler M. 2021, J Anthropol Sci. New insights on hip bone sexual dimorphism utilizing deformation-based geometric morphometrics, 99:117-134. 10.4436/JASS.99017
  • Šimková P.G., Weber G.W., Ramirez-Rozzi F., Slimani L., Sadoine J., Fornai C. 2021. Morphological variation of the deciduous second molars in the Baka Pygmies. Scie Rep, 11, 16480. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95524-3
  • May, H., Sarig, R., Pokhojaev, A., Fornai, C., Martinón-Torres, M., Bermúdez de Castro, J. M., Weber, G.W., Zaidner, Y., Hershkovitz, I. 2021, Science. Response to the Technical Comment by Assaf Marom and Yoel Rak on Hershkovitz et al. 374:6572 https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abl5789
  • Úry, E., Fornai, C., Weber, G.W. 2020. Accuracy of transferring analog dental casts to a virtual articulator. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 123, 305-13 10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.12.019

Literature Study Club

VieSID firmly believes in continued education.

Being well informed is instrumental to the medical practice, and teaching and research activities are indissolubly linked to studying. Thus, VieSID continues Professor Slavicek’s study club by organizing monthly online meetings.

The VieSID literature study club is coordinated by Cinzia Fornai and Kim Parlett and supported by a panel of expert reviewers. Contact us in case you wish to participate.

We regularly issue the VieSID Press Release, which are summaries of the latest dentistry literature. These videos are published monthly on VieSID YouTube channel and are thus freely available to all at any time.