Contact person:
Birgitta Häggman Henrikson
  • OFRS
Responsible at MaU:
Birgitta Häggman Henrikson
Project members:
  • Postdoc Sonia Sharma: University at Buffalo – USA
Collaborators and other project members:
  • Peter Nilsson (Malmö Offspring Study) Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö – Lund University
Time frame:
01 May 2018 - 31 December 2022
Research subject:

Project description

Do we inherit chronic pain from our parents? The overall goal of this project is to determine risk factors, development and spread of pain in the body and to offspring. Orofacial pain is a common cause of chronic pain with a treatment need of 10-15% among dental patients, posing a substantial health problem and affecting women more than men. This collaborative project is based on a unique combination of 4 databases on 3 linked generations in Malmö. Skåne differs from other parts in Sweden with a high proportion of the population born outside Sweden, a group that has been shown to have higher prevalence of orofacial pain. The results will have immediate impact on dental care program with benefits for the region’s population, society and public dental health.