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Learning tooth preparation techniques and the finesse required is an important part of preclinical dental education. Being able to practice surgical skills without loss of Frasaco® teeth while being provided with performance analysis data is a boon to students and educators. We investigated the combination of haptics-enhanced virtual reality (Simod...
Background: The acquisition of manual skills is essential in preclinical dental training. Background music improves the learning of many manual skills, though we found no data on the consequences of background music on preclinical manual skills training of dental students. Objective: The first aim of this project was to explore whether listening...
Background: Hostility is believed to have an adverse effect on physical health through mediating psychosocial factors. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the association of hostility with temporomandibular (TMD) pain. Another aim was to investigate if the association is mediated through increases in depressiveness and somatization in an...
Background Low-grade inflammation and depressiveness have been associated with chronic pain conditions. Objective To examine whether low-grade inflammation mediates the association between depressive symptoms and temporomandibular (TM) pain in Finnish adults based on the Health 2000/2011 Surveys (BRIF8901). Methods The sample comprised subjects w...
Background: Pain in the temporomandibular region is a main complaint causing disability and distress among temporomandibular disorders sufferers. Objectives: The aim of the study was, over an 11-year follow-up on Finnish adult population, to investigate the prevalence of clinically assessed pain-related temporomandibular disorder (TMD) signs, i.e....