Ülle Voog-Oras, MD, Med Lic, PhD
Ülle Voog-Oras graduated from Tartu Univeristy, Estonia and acquired her Medical degree in 1992. In 1993 she completed internship and in 1997 residentship in the field of prosthetic dentistry at the same university. In 2000 she obtained the Licentiate degree at the Department of Clinical Oral Physiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and in 2003, as a follow-up, defended the PhD degree at the same institute.
Since 1993 Ülle Voog-Oras has been working as a general dentist and since 1997 focusing mainly on the temporomandibular joint and masticatory musled disorders. She has been working at the Univeristy of Tartu since 2004 and currently holding positions of associated professor of Stomatognathic Physiology and the head of the Insitute of Dentistry, Univeristy of Tartu.
HONOURS/AWARDS: Estonian Academy of Sciences II prize for Licentiate thesis (2001), the award for the Best Article Published in the year 2004 in Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, Julius von Szymanowski name's award for the best scientific article (2005), Tartu University Foundation, the memorial scholarship of Ernst Jaakson (2007),3rd Baltic Scientific Conference in Dentistry, the best poster presentation (2008), the Best Paper Winner BSCOSO (2015)
Ülle Voog-Oras has the following research and administrative experience:
2019−... Nordisk Odontologisk Förening – Scandinavian Association for Dental Research Board Member for Estonia; 2006-2010 and 2012- council member of Estonian Dental Association. 2005−... Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal "Stomatologija" editorial staff member; 2004−... Estonian Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; 2004−... Estonian Pain Society; 2003−... International Association for Dental Research; 2003−... International Association for Dental Research Neuroscience group member; 2002−... Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery; 1992−... Estonian Society of Stomatology
Ülle Voog-Oras’s research interest is focused on the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles with main emphases on the pain, mediatoris of inflammation, genetic background of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the health risks of ageing population and the efficasy of different treatment modalities.
Ülle Voog-Oras has supervised 2 PhD degrees and 3 MSc degrees which were all successfully defended.
Ülle Voog-Oras has written more than 70 scientific publications and she is a co-author of four books.