Oro-Dental Rare Diseases

Care for all

Oro-Dental Rare Disease is a cross-border research programme that aims to develop the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of oral and dental pathologies in patients with rare diseases.

  • A disease is defined as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2 000 people
  • There are more than 7 000 rare pathologies
  • 25 million people in Europe are affected
  • 80% of rare diseases are genetic
  • 900 rare diseases have oro-dental manifestations

The cross-border added value

A research programme without borders

  • 3 000 patients (cross-border cohort studies)
  • Researchers collect relevant data (environmental, family, medical, dental, etc) from patients and their families and identify the molecular basis of the disease, i.e. the genes, proteins and the mechanisms responsible for oro-dental anomalies.
  • The programmes main areas of work range from a high-speed sequencing tool for the diagnosis of oro-dental anomalies, continuing work on the discovery of new genes and specific lab-based studies through to the development of a quality of life module for patients.