Disputas - master i odontologi Gro Eirin Holde

Master i odontologi Gro Eirin Holde disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

Periodontal health in Troms County, Northern Norway. Descriptive, subject level and site-specific analyses

 

Kort populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

Half of adults in Troms County have periodontitis, and 1 out of 10 have severe forms of the disease. Findings are based on data from a cross-sectional study of 1,986 adults.

Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the supportive tissues of the teeth. With little information about periodontitis in Norway, the study aimed to estimate the prevalence of periodontitis in Troms County and to identify characteristics of persons with the disease.

We found that the presence of periodontitis increased markedly with age and was more common among men. Smoking increased the risk of periodontitis and masked early signs of disease. Use of dental services was mainly related to how people view their own resources, where dental anxiety and difficulty accessing dental services was related to less use. Those with regular dental visits did not have less periodontitis. The high burden of periodontitis, especially among older persons elevates the importance of early diagnosis and preventive actions.

 

Veiledere

Hovedveileder førsteamanuensis Birgitta Jönsson

Biveileder professor Tordis Agnethe Trovik

Biveileder førsteamanuensis Anders Tillberg

Biveileder forskningsleder Nils Oscarson

 

Bedømmelseskomiteen

Professor Ola Norderyd, Odontologiska Institutionen i Jönkjöping, Sverige – 1. opponent

Førsteamanuensis Dagmar Fosså Bunæs, Institutt for klinisk odontologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Norge - 2. opponent

Førsteamanuensis Jan-Are Kolset Johnsen, Institutt for klinisk odontilogi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité

 

Disputasleder

Professor Elin Synnøve Hadler-Olsen , UiT Norges arktiske universitet

 

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted:” Impact of periodontal case definitions in epidemiological studies”

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Informasjon
Når: 20. september 2019 kl. 12.15–15.00
Hvor: Aud. tann, TANN bygget
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: ansatte, studenter, gjester / eksterne, inviterte
Ansvarlig: Kristin Lagesen