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Interrelationships of Psychological Factors and Dental Health – An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Behavioral and psychological sciences for dental health professions represent a vast and interdisciplinary topic, based on the Integrated Sciences Model. Information about how psychological, social, and behavioral processes interact and together contribute to the dental health and general wellness of ...

Behavioral and psychological sciences for dental health professions represent a vast and interdisciplinary topic, based on the Integrated Sciences Model. Information about how psychological, social, and behavioral processes interact and together contribute to the dental health and general wellness of individuals should be of high scientific interest for both dentists and psychologists. Thus, this inter-disciplinary scientific approach is a rapidly expanding field, both in healthy and in clinical populations.

In this context, this Research Topic is aimed to offer a snapshot of the present knowledge and questions raised in this field. Submission of original research reports, review articles, commentaries, perspectives or short communications in the following topics (but not limited to) is encouraged:
• Fear and anxiety in the dental clinic – psychological determinants and their management
• The effect of stress on dental health status
• Psychosocial Factors and the Aetiology of Bruxism
• Psychosocial Factors and the Aetiology of Temporomandibular-disorders
• Psychosocial Factors and the Aetiology of Periodontal Disease
• Psychosocial Factors and the Aetiology of Disruptive Dental Behaviors
• Psychosocial Factors and the adaptation to dentures
• Compliance with dental health care recommendations
• Theoretical models of oral health behaviors
• Self efficacy perceptions in oral health behavior
• Improvement of dentist-patient Interpersonal communication
• Hypnosis in dentistry
• Psychological interventions in promoting oral health behavior change


Keywords: dentistry, depression, anxiety, behavioural, self-efficacy, dental health, periodontitis, periodontal, oral health, fear


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31 March 2017 Manuscript
02 January 2018 Manuscript Extension

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02 January 2018 Manuscript Extension

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