Hanna Ahonen

Department of Natural Science and Biomedicine , School of Health and Welfare
Doctoral Student
Research School of Health and Welfare , School of Health and Welfare


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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. 


Ahonen, H., Kvarnvik, C., Norderyd, O., Broström, A., Fransson, E., Lindmark, U. (2021). Clinical and self-reported measurements to be included in the core elements of the World Dental Federation's theoretical framework of oral health International Dental Journal, 71(1), 53-62. More information

Conference paper

Ahonen, H., Kvarnvik, C., Broström, A., Fransson, E., Nygårdh, A., Stensson, M., Lindmark, U. (2019). Oral hälsa och obstruktiv sömnapné- protokoll för en longitudinell studie. Tandhygienistdagarna, 7-9 april, Arlanda Airport. More information
Ahonen, H. Kvarnvik, C. Broström, A. Fransson, E. Nygårdh, A. Stensson, M. , ... Lindmark U. (2019). “No one seems to know”: Studieprotokoll för utvärdering av ett teoretiskt ramverk för oral hälsa avseende reliabilitet och validitet i en obstruktiv sömnapné population. SFSS Årskongress, 16-18 oktober 2019, Uppsala. More information