Research of the department is focused on Oral Health-related Well-being and Behaviour, of both patients and general dental practitioners. Three general objectives are guiding the section’s research efforts:
- to monitor and improve and the oral health of the Dutch population and to increase patients’ quality of life and satisfaction and the public trust in dentistry;
- to assess the determinants and general consequences of occupational stress and well-being of general dental practitioners and their staff;
- to study dental anxiety and pain, two major barriers to seek and maintain dental care, of both adult and child-patients, from a multidimensional perspective and with the help of psychologists, dentists, and double-trained staff-members.
- Aartman, dr. I.H.A.
- Dekker, dr. J., den
- Gorter, dr. R.C.
- Heijden, van der prof. dr. G.J.M.G.
- Jongh, prof.dr. A., de
- Poorterman, dr. J.H.G.
- Wijk, dr. A.J., van