Satu Lahti
Professor, PhD, Dental Specialist in Public Health, DDS

Professor, Institute of Dentistry (Institute of Dentistry)

satu.lahti@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2417
+358 40 701 2386

Lemminkäisenkatu 2
Turku
Dentalia
Office: 437





Areas of expertise
Dental fear and anxiety; Oral health-related quality of life; Oral health promotion

Biography

For more information, please have a look at my attached short CV and top 20 publications.



Research



My main research areas are dental fear and
anxiety, oral health-related quality of life, oral health behaviors of children
and adolescents and schools as oral health promoting actors. We utilize large
national longitudinal data set of FinnBrain Cohort Study (www.finnbrain.fi),
Health 2000 and Health 2011, Northern Birth Cohort Study 1966 with national and
international collaborators.

Among adults we study the prevalence and changes in dental fear as
well as the determinants of dental fear (such as psychological and oral
health-related factors). Among children we are interested in the interplay of
family-, child-, environment and oral health-related factors in the development
of dental fear. We study the association of oral- health related quality of
life on different aspects of oral health, dental fear and anxiety and use of
oral health services. Research on oral health behaviors focuses on behaviors, attitudes
and knowledge and their changes and interrelationships among children and
adolescents, especially within family from early childhood. Research on schools
as oral health promoting actors aims to find out if these activities (such as
sweet and soft drink selling have changed after national interventions and
whether there are differences between the schools.



Teaching

I am in charge of undergraduate and postgraduate training (doctoral studies) in my discipline Community dentistry. I am also in charge of training of dental specialists in
public health care (one of the five specialities in Finland) in Universities of Turku and Tampere.

I have worked as Vice-Head in charge of Education of Intsiture of Dentistry both in Universrity of Turku and University of Oulu. I have pedagogical training and have obtained Special Qualification of a Dental Educator.




Publications
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Longitudinal interrelationships between dental fear and dental attendance among adult Finns in 2000-2011 (2019)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
BMC Oral Health
Liinavuori A., Tolvanen M., Pohjola V., Lahti S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Adult Finns’ perceptions about communication with the dentist during their latest visit (2018)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Raittio E., Lahti S., Suominen A L.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Attitudes towards tooth fillings in Tanzanian adults and its association with previous filling experience (2018)
BMC Oral Health
Nyamuryekung'e KK, Lahti SM, Tuominen RJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Changes in perceived oral health in a longitudinal population-based study (2018)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Torppa-Saarinen E., Tolvanen M., Suominen A., Lahti S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dental and periodontal health in Finnish adults in 2000 and 2011 (2018)
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Anna L. Suominen, Sinikka Varsio, Sari Helminen, Anne Nordblad, Satu Lahti, Matti Knuuttila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Efficacy of stabilisation splint treatment on the oral health-related quality of life-A randomised controlled one-yearfollow-up trial (2018)
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Kokkola O, Suominen AL, Qvintus V, Myllykangas R, Lahti S, Tolvanen M, Sipilä K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Karkeista kekseiksi - makean myynnin muoto on muuttunut yläkouluissa (2018)
Suomen Hammaslääkärilehti
Holmström H, Kojo S, Hirvi E, Tolvanen M, Lahti S, Anttila J
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Knowledge, perceived skills and activities of nursing staff to support oral home care among older domiciliary care clients (2018)
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Riikka Salmi, Mimmi Tolvanen, Riitta Suhonen, Satu Lahti, Timo Närhi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Kustannusarvion toteutumisen vaikutus potilastyytyväisyyteen (2018)
Suomen Hammaslääkärilehti
Parkkinen J, Helminen L, Toivanen M, Lahti S, Tuominen R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Patients' willingness to pay for dental services in a population with limited restorative services (2018)
Community Dental Health
Nyamuryekung'e KK, Lahti SM, Tuominen RJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Pressure pain sensitivity is associated with dental fear in adults in middle age: Findings from the Northern Finland 1966 birth cohort study (2018)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Rami Kankaanpää, Juha Auvinen, Kari Rantavuori, Jari Jokelainen, Jaro Karppinen, Satu Lahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

School-level changes in factors related to oral health inequalities after national recommendation on sweet selling (2018)
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Anttila J., Tolvanen M., Kankaanpää R., Lahti S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Short-term longitudinal changes in adult dental fear (2018)
European Journal of Oral Sciences
Outi Hagqvist, Mimmi Tolvanen, Kari Rantavuori, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson, Satu Lahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Social gradient in intermediary determinants of oral health at school level in Finland (2018)
Community Dental Health
Anttila J, Tolvanen M, Kankaanpää R, Lahti S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A longitudinal study of changes and associations in dental fear in parent/adolescent dyads (2017)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Luoto A, Tolvanen M, Pohjola V, Rantavuori K, Karlsson L, Lahti S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Building Oral Health Research Capacity in India: Identifying Barriers and Enablers Using Mixed Methods (2017) Masood M, Newton T, Kharbanda OP, Masood Y, Feine J, Gussy M, Lahti S
(
B1 Journal article)

Malocclusion traits and oral health-related quality of life in Finnish adults (2017)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Masood M, Suominen AL, Pietilä T, Lahti S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Sähköiset potilastietojärjestelmät hammaslääkärien työssä (2017)
Suomen Hammaslääkärilehti
Savola A, Lahti S, Salo S, Huumonen S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Translation and validation of the Finnish version of index of dental anxiety and fear (IDAF-4C(+)) among dental students (2017)
BMC Oral Health
Tolvanen M, Puijola K, Armfield JM, Lahti S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Use of oral health care services in Finnish adults - results from the cross-sectional Health 2000 and 2011 Surveys (2017)
Anna L. Suominen, Sari Helminen, Satu Lahti, Miira M. Vehkalahti, Matti Knuuttila, Sinikka Varsio, Anne Nordblad
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-22-07 at 02:20