Influence of Osteoporosis on jawbones of postmenopausal women

Project Details


The scientific objective of the project proposal is to establish whether the quality and quantity of the jaw bones in postmenopausal women identified by conic radiation computed tomography (CRCT) is affected by the general bone mineral density (BMD). Evaluate whether the CRCT examination may be used to identify the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The scientific study will provide new knowledge in medicine about association of BMD with changes in the jaw bones, which will promote the development of the field of smart specialisation of the Latvian Smart Specialisation Strategy (SSS) - development of medicine, and will comply with priority 6 of SSS. The results of the study related to use of CRCT for establishing osteoporosis risk can be used to develop guidelines for dentists and radiologists which will enable dentists and radiologists to select patients with increased risk of osteoporosis and refer them for further specific examination.
Effective start/end date1/09/1731/08/20


  • European Regional Development Fund: €113,735.00
  • Latvia State Budget funding: €13,380.60
  • Other funding source: €6,690.40


  • jaw bones
  • osteoporosis
  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Smart Specialization Area

  • Biomedicine, medical technologies and biotechnology


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