Documentation

Innovated & Developed by Experts
Ortodent Baby Soother is innovated and developed by Professor Dr. odont Bjørn Øgaard, dentist and specialist in surgeon dentistry, and innovator Terje Pedersen.

Clinical Documentation
The difference in tongue position in the child’s mouth between the use of conventional soothers and Ortodent Baby Soothers was documented in a MR-study by the radiological ward at Rogaland Central Hospital.  The MR photos clearly show that the sucking element of conventional baby soothers forces the tongue down towards the floor of the mouth, while the Ortodent Baby Soother allows a normal position of the tongue.

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Publications
The ORTODENT soothers’s teat is developed in close cooperation with Professor and surgeon dentist specialist, Bjørn Øgaard. Some of his most relevant articles are listed below.

Evensen JP. Øgaard B (2006)

Are malocclusions more prevalent and severe nowadays? A comparative study on medieval skulls from Norway.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, in press

Caglar E. Larsson E. Andersson EM. Hauge MS. Ogaard B. Bishara S. Warren J. Noda T. Dolci GS (2005).
Feeding, artificial sucking habits, and malocclusions in 3-year-old girls in different regions of the world.
J Dent Child, 72:25-30

Larsson E, Øgaard B, Lindsten R, Holmgren DVM, Brattberg M, Brattberg L (2005).
Craniofacial and dentofacial development in pigs fed soft and hard diets.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, 128:731-9

Lindsten R, Magnusson T. Øgaard B, Larsson E (2004)
Effect of food consistancy on temporomandibular joint morphology. An experimental study on pigs.
J Orofacial Pain, 18:56-61

Lindsten R, Øgaard B, Larsson E, Bjerkelin K (2002)
Transverse dental and arch depth dimensions in the mixed dentition in a skeletal sample from the 14th to the 19th century and Norwegian children and Norwegian Sami children of today.
Angle Orthod, 72:439-48

Lindsten R, Øgaard B, Larsson E (2002)
Dental arch space and permanent tooth size in the mixed dentition of a skeletal sample from the 14th to the 19th centuries and 3 contemporary samples.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, 122:48-58

Lindsten R, Øgaard,B, Larsson E (2001)
Transversal dental arch dimensions in 9-year-old children born in the 1960’s and 1980’s.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, 120:576-84

Ngatia EM, Ng’ang’a PM, Imunigi JK, Muita A, Øgaard B (2001)
Association between breast/bottle feeding and sucking  habits among 3-5 year-olds in Nairobi.
Afr J Oral health Sci, 2:44-6

Ngatia EM, Ng’ang’a PM, Imunigi JK, Muita A, Øgaard B (2001)
Artificial sucking habits and malocclusion in 3-5 year olds in Nairobi.
Afr J Oral health Sci, 2:27-9

Lindsten R, Øgaard B, Larsson E (2001)
Anterior space relations and lower incisor alignment in 9-year-old children born in the 1960s and 1980s.
Angle Orthod, 71:36-43

Lindsten R, Øgaard B, Larsson E (2000)
Difference in dental lateral arch length between 9-year-olds born in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, 117:663-8

Lindsten R, Larsson E, Øgaard B (1996)
Dummy‑sucking behavior in 3‑year old Norwegian and Swedish children.
Eur J Orthod, 18:205-9

Ljungberg M, Larsson E, Øgaard B (1994)
Arch widths and palatal height in 9‑year‑old Norwegians born in 1964 and 1983.
Kieferorthopädische Mitteilungen, 8:119-25

Ogaard B, Larsson E, Lindsten R (1994)
The effect of sucking habits, cohort, sex, intercanine arch widths and breast and bottle feeding on posterior crossbite in 3-year-olds in Norway and Sweden.
Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthoped, 106:161-6

Øgaard B, Larsson L (1994)
Har det moderne levesett noen betydning for barnets utvikling av malokklusjoner?
Nor Tannlegeforen Tid, 104:2-5

Larsson E, Øgaard B, Lindsten R (1993)
Rearing of Swedish and Norwegian children and some aspects on its effect on the development of sucking habits and arch widths.
Scand J Dent Res, 101;382-5

Larsson E, Øgaard B, Lindsten R (1992)
Dummy- and finger-sucking habits in young Swedish and Norwegian children-
Scand J Dent Res, 100;292-5

Øgaard B (1989)
Smokk og fingersuging hos 5-åringer.
Nor Tannlegeforen Tid, 99:206-12

Øgaard B (1987)
Mulige følgetilstander av malokklusjoner.
Nor Tannlegeforen Tid, 97:97-103