Social Dentistry and Behavioural sciences

Oral Health-related Well-being and Behaviour


Research objectives

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:
 

1. 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;

2. to assess the determinants and general consequences of occupational stress and well-being of general dental practitioners and their staff;

3. 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.

Tenured staff

All scientific publications (from 2009 until now) for Social Denistry and Behavioural sciences