Heritability of Dental Fear

@article{Ray2010HeritabilityOD,
  title={Heritability of Dental Fear},
  author={Jeremy Ray and Ulla Wide Boman and Lennart Bodin and Ulf Berggren and Paul Lichtenstein and Anders G. Broberg},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={89},
  pages={297 - 301}
}
  • Jeremy Ray, Ulla Wide Boman, +3 authors Anders G. Broberg
  • Published in Journal of dental research 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • The objective was to test a hypothesized genetic component (i.e., monozygotic being more similar compared with dizygotic twins) in dental fear/anxiety by comparing the probandwise concordance. We analyzed data based on a dichotomous measure of Dental Fear/Anxiety and a continuous measure of Dental Fear Intensity from over 2000 twins, collected when participants were 13–14 years old and once again three years later. The hypothesis was confirmed, but heritability of Dental Fear/Anxiety was… CONTINUE READING

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