Kirsi Sipilä

DDS, PhD
Prosthetic Dentistry and Stomatognathic Physiology

Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine

The research projects mainly focus on temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and facial pain- their epidemiology, background factors, diagnostics, and treatment. The epidemiological studies are mostly included in comprehensive, population-based Finnish studies (Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1996/1986 and Health 2000/2011). The aims are to evaluate the prevalence of TMD, facial pain and bruxism, as well as their association with body pain, pain sensitivity, psychosocial factors, and genetic factors, among others. Research on TMD diagnostics aims to evaluate the applicability of the international, validated Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (DC/TMD) in Finnish patient population.

Research interests

  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), facial pain; epidemiology, background factors, diagnostics, treatment

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Kirsi Sipilä

Contact information

E-mail

kirsi.sipila@oulu.fi

Phone number

+358-50-3596888

Visiting address

Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Dentopolis, Aapistie 3, 90220 Oulu, Finland

Postal address

Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland