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Work at the Department of Dental Medicine

Working at the Department of Dental Medicine means that you are contributing to Karolinska Institutet’s vision – advancing knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Here, you have the opportunity to get involved in creating the dentistry of the future.

An attractive workplace

The Department of Dental Medicine is a workplace for those interested in working in an international environment characterised by variation, constant learning and exciting career opportunities. We offer a workplace characterised by sound leadership, participation, transparency, equality and diversity, as well as concern for the environment. You will meet colleagues and students from all around the world with a common goal: to conduct and participate in medical research and education of the highest quality in an international perspective. Our vision is to be a world leader in the field of oral health, and our programmes have been ranked among the best in the world since the subject of dental care was first included in the rankings (see QS Top Universities).

Being able to work with research, clinical practice and tuition provides variation in working life. Being part of a global context is inspiring.

Göran Dahllöf, professor, senior dentist and head of division

Contributing to significant new discoveries

At Karolinska Institutet, a number of discoveries have been made which have changed the world. Of the eight Swedes to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine so far, five come from Karolinska Institutet. In dentistry, the most important discovery at KI was that of Yngve Eriksson in the 1960s concerning the great importance of fluoridation for dental health. This was pioneering work which reduced tooth decay in children and adolescents. In recent years, researchers working here have also discovered that peripheral glial cells (a type of nerve cell) can be recruited as stem cells for both odontoblasts and pulp cells and thereby aid in tooth development and regeneration of dental tissue.

Read more about significant discoveries at KI

Collaborate locally and globally

The Department of Dental Medicine enjoys close collaboration with KI’s University Dental Clinic which, among other things, provides the students of the dentistry and dental hygiene programmes with clinical proficiency training and conducts highly specialised dentistry. Many of us employed at the department also work to a certain extent at the University Dental Clinic.

The department also works with dental clinics and researchers in the region, such as Region Stockholm, Folktandvården and Stockholms Sjukhem. The department is also home to a major international exchange, both within research and education, and guest researchers and students from all over the world.

Read more about how we work with internationalisation.

We care about your work environment

The Department of Dental Medicine offers a creative and stimulating environment where you can benefit from your knowledge and experiences. We care about our workplace and each other. That is why work environment issues are high on our agenda.

We work in a pleasant, varied and large workplace, where we never forget about the individual and their wellbeing.

Giulia Grillo Mikrut, administrator

Competence and leadership development

At the Department of Dental Medicine, we have broad and deep expertise within the subject of dentistry, and we will never stop learning. Here, your skills development will be taken care of, as you will have constant opportunities to participate in various training programmes, workshops and other measures that suit your needs. This of course applies to those working in administration as well. The managers at the department are offered executive development programmes.

We care about health, of course

We want to promote health in our employees. For this reason, all employees are offered wellness time, a wellness allowance and free membership at the nearby gym Base. KI also organises health promotion events, which all employees have the possibility to attend.

Read more about KI’s Health Promotion.

Other benefits to working at KI

As an employee at KI, you of course have the possibility to benefit from our general offers and employee benefits, such as career service, subsidised massage and parental pay.

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