Oral rehabilitation, disability and dentistry

J Oral Rehabil. 2010 May;37(6):490-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2010.02078.x. Epub 2010 Apr 5.


This invited commentary explores the concept of oral rehabilitation and the relevance of the biopsychosocial model to it. Specifically, it discusses the implications of changing the definition of oral rehabilitation and incorporating the biopsychosocial model more fully in dental medicine. The biopsychosocial model's relevance to dentistry is exemplified through demonstrating its existing, and potential, applications to the assessment and rehabilitation of Temporomandibular Disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Disability Evaluation
  • Facial Pain / physiopathology
  • Facial Pain / psychology*
  • Facial Pain / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Models, Psychological*
  • Orthodontics / methods
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / physiopathology
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / psychology*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / rehabilitation*