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Hanna Ahonen is a doctoral candidate in Health and Care Sciences, Research Scool of Health and Welfare.
The project aims to study oral health in two populations; one general adult population and one specific population including adults diagnosed with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral health is an essential part of our general health and well-being. In 2016/17, World Dental federation proposed an new definition of oral health accompanied by a theoretical framework to decribe oral health, its driving determinants, moderating factors and the connection with general health and well-being. The theoretical framework is set as the basis for included studies in the doctoral thesis.
Hanna Ahonen is a registered Dental Hygienist and have a Master Degree in Oral Health Sciences. She works as a lecturer at the Dental Hygisnist program at School of Health and Welfare and has previously worked as a Dental Hygienist with in the private dental sector in Sweden.