Ivar Espelid

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The effect of electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback on frontalis and masseter muscle activity was compared with control conditions in two groups of patients with a diagnosis of myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD) syndrome. Patients were selected on the basis of clinical symptoms, radiographic evaluation, and a clinical examination. Depressed patients and(More)
BACKGROUND (i) to describe oral health counselling in Norway to parents with infants and toddlers, ii) to assess existing collaboration and routines in oral health matters between nurses and personnel in the PDS, iii) to evaluate to what extent oral health was integrated in the basic educational curriculum of public health nurses. METHODS This study was(More)
Introduction Caries occurence has decreased in most developed countries (1-3) and the same trend is observed in Croatia (4). Information about restorative treatment thresholds, preparation techniques and restorative materials dentists use in their practice are necessary to determine whether dental treatment philosophies are altering in response to decline(More)
BACKGROUND Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare complex multsystemic genetic disorder characterized by severe neonatal hypotonia, endocrine disturbances, hyperphagia and obesity, mild mental retardation, learning disabilities, facial dysmorphology and oral abnormalities. The purpose of the present study was to explore the prevalence of tooth wear and(More)
BACKGROUND Exploring the stability of self-reports over time in observational studies may give valuable information for the planning of future interventions. The aims of the present study were: 1) to explore the consistency of parental self-reports of oral health habits, beliefs and attitudes towards child oral health care over a two-year period; 2) to(More)
AIM To assess Croatian dentists' restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries lesions, including treatment threshold and restorative methods and materials. METHODS Croatian translation of the questionnaire assessing restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries, previously validated and used in Norway and Sweden, was distributed to a random(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology of molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) is unclear. The asymmetric distribution of MIH in the dentition may indicate that an insult of short duration that affects ameloblasts at a vulnerable stage could be a causative factor. Apgar ≤ 5 at 5 min may indicate asphyxia (hypoxic-ischemic insult) during birth. It was hypnotised that(More)
BACKGROUND The study aimed to explore the variability between the treatment decisions dentists make for MIH-affected teeth. METHODS In 2009, a pre-coded questionnaire was sent electronically to all dentists employed by the Public Dental Service (PDS) in Norway (n = 1061). The questions were related to treatment of MIH-affected teeth, including three(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this longitudinal study was to compare caries incidence in sound approximal surfaces adjacent to newly placed composite restorations with the caries incidence in corresponding surfaces in contralateral teeth without any restorations in contact; and to assess risk factors for dentine caries development on adjacent and control surfaces.(More)
Amalgam was banned as a dental restorative material in Norway in 2008 due to environmental considerations. An electronic questionnaire was sent to all dentists in the member register of the Norwegian Dental Association (NTF) one year later, to evaluate dentists' satisfaction with alternative restorative materials and to explore dentists' treatment choices(More)