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Professor

Sisko Honkala

Professor, Community & Geriatric Dentistry
Department of Clinical Dentistry

Job description:

Teaching and research in the field of Dental Public Health. Future priority areas being among elderly.




Research interests

Oral health behaviour among different age groups

Preventive Dentistry

Community Dentistry

Publications in CRIStin


  • Alanzi, A.; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Varghese, A; Tolvanen, M; Söderling, E.. Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis on gingival health, dental plaque, and periodontopathogens in adolescents: a randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial. (sammendrag) Beneficial Microbes 2018; Volum 9 (4). ISSN 1876-2883.s 593 - 602.s doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0139.

  • Vasickova, Jana; Hollein, Tomas; Sigmundova, Dagmar; Honkala, Sisko; Pavelka, Jan; Kalman, Michail. Trends in Children's Toothbrushing in the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2014: Results of the HBSC Study. Central European Journal of Public Health 2017; Volum 25. ISSN 1210-7778.s S57 - S59.

  • ElSalhy, M; Soderling, E; Honkala, Eino; Fontana, M; Flannagan, S; Kokaras, A; Paster, BJ; Varghese, A; Honkala, Sisko. Salivary microbiota and caries occurrence in Mutans Streptococci-positive school children. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2016; Volum 17 (3). ISSN 1591-996X.s 188 - 192.

  • Falony, G; Honkala, Sisko; Runnel, R; Olak, J; Nommela, R; Russak, S; Saag, M; Makinen, P-L; Makinen, K; Valhberg, T; Honkala, Eino. Long-Term Effect of Erythritol on Dental Caries Development during Childhood: A Posttreatment Survival Analysis. Caries Research 2016; Volum 50 (6). ISSN 0008-6568.s 579 - 588.s doi: 10.1159/000450762.

  • Shyama, M; Al-Mutawa, SA; Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko. Parental perceptions of dental visits and Access to dental care among disabled schoolchildren in Kuwait. Odontostomatol Trop 2015; Volum 38. ISSN 0251-172X.s 34 - 42.

  • Mumghamba, E; Joyry, E; Fatusi, O; Ober-Oluoch, J; Onigbanjo, RJ; Honkala, Sisko. Capacity Building and Financing Oral Health in the African and Middle East Region. Advances in Dental Research 2015; Volum 27 (1). ISSN 0895-9374.s 32 - 42.

  • Honkala, Sisko; ElSalhy, M; Shyama, M; Al-Mutawa, SA; Boodai, H; Honkala, Eino. Sealant versus Fluoride in Primary Molars of Kindergarten Children Regularly Receiving Fluoride Varnish: One-Year Randomized Clinical Trial Follow-Up. Caries Research 2015; Volum 49 (4). ISSN 0008-6568.s 458 - 466.

  • Soderling, E; ElSalhy, M; Honkala, Eino; Fontana, M; Flannagan, S; Eckert, Ginny L.; Kokaras, A; Paster, B; Tolvanen, M; Honkala, Sisko. Effects of short-term xylitol gum chewing on the oral microbiome. Clinical Oral Investigations 2015; Volum 19 (2). ISSN 1432-6981.s 237 - 244.s doi: 10.1007/s00784-014-1229-y.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Vereecken, C; Niclasen, Birgit; Honkala, Eino. Trends in toothbrushing in 20 countries/regions from 1994 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health 2015; Volum 25. ISSN 1101-1262.s 20 - 23.s doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv013.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Runnel, R; Saag, M; Olak, J; Nommela, R; Makinen, PL; Vahlberg, T; Falony, G; Makinen, K.; Honkala, Eino. Effect of erythritol and xylitol on dental caries prevention in children. Caries Research 2014; Volum 48 (5). ISSN 0008-6568.s 482 - 490.s doi: 10.1159/000358399.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Al-Yahya, H; Honkala, Eino; Freeman, R.; Humphris, G. Validating a measure of the prevalence of dental anxiety as applied to Kuwaiti adolescents. Community Dental Health 2014; Volum 31 (4). ISSN 0265-539X.s 251 - 256.

  • Honkala, Sisko. World Health Organization approaches for surveys of health behaviour among schoolchildren and for health-promoting schools. Medical principles and practice 2014; Volum 23. ISSN 1011-7571.s 24 - 31.

  • Runnel, R; Makinen, KK; Honkala, Sisko; Makinen, PL; Nommela, R; Vahlberg, T; Honkala, Eino; Saag, M. Effect of three-year consumption of erythritol, xylitol and sorbitol candies on various plaque and salivary caries-related variables. Journal of Dentistry 2013; Volum 41 (12). ISSN 0300-5712.s 1236 - 1244.s doi: 10.1016/j.dent.2013.09.007.

  • Runnel, R; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Olak, J; Nommela, R; Vahlberg, T; Makinen, KK; Saag, M. Caries experience in the permanent dentition among first- and second-grade schoolchildren in southeastern Estonia. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2013; Volum 71 (3-4). ISSN 0001-6357.s 410 - 415.

  • Shyama, M; Honkala, Sisko; Al-Mutawa, SA; Honkala, Eino. Oral health-related quality of life among parents and Teachers of disabled schoolchildren in Kuwait. Medical principles and practice 2013; Volum 22 (3). ISSN 1011-7571.s 285 - 290.s doi: 10.1159/000345213.

  • Olak, J; Saag, M; Honkala, Sisko; Nommela, R; Runnel, R; Honkala, Eino; Karjalainen, S. Children's dental fear in relation to dental health and parental dental fear. Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal 2013; Volum 15 (1). ISSN 1392-8589.s 26 - 31.

  • ElSalhy, M; Honkala, Sisko; Soderling, E; Varghese, A; Honkala, Eino. Relationship between daily habits, Stretococcus mutans, and caries among schoolboys. Journal of Dentistry 2013; Volum 41 (11). ISSN 0300-5712.s 1000 - 1006.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Behbehani, JM; Honkala, Eino. Daily consumption of sugary drinks and foods as a behavioural risk for health of adolescents in Kuwait. Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry 2012; Volum 10 (2). ISSN 1602-1622.s 113 - 122.

  • Honkala, Eino; Runnel, R; Honkala, Sisko; Vahlberg, T; Saag, M; Makinen, KK. Measuring Dental Caries in the Mixed Dentition by ICDAS. International Journal of Dentistry 2011. ISSN 1687-8728.s doi: 10.1155/2011/150424.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Newton, T; Rimpelä, A. Toothbrushing and smoking among adolescents--aggregation of health damaging behaviours. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2011; Volum 38 (5). ISSN 0303-6979.s 442 - 448.s doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01709.

  • Mumghamba, EG; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Manji, KP. Gingival recession, oral hygiene and associated factors among Tanzanian women. East African Medical Journal 2009; Volum 86 (3). ISSN 0012-835X.s 125 - 132.

  • Mattheous, N; Stefanovic, N; Apse, P; Attstrom, R; Buchanan, J; Brown, P; Camilleri, A; Care, R; Fabrikant, E; Gunderse, S; Honkala, Sisko; Johnson, L; Jonas, I; Kavadella, A; Moreira, J; Peroz, I; Perryer, DG; Seeman, R; Tansy, M; Thomas, HF; Tsuruta, J; Uribe, S; Urtane, I; Walsh, TF; Zimmerman, J; Walmsley, AD. Potential of information technology in dental education. European journal of dental education 2008; Volum 12. ISSN 1396-5883.s 85 - 92.

  • Al-Shammari, KF; Al-Ansari, JM; Al-Khabbaz, AK; Honkala, Sisko. Barriers to seeking preventive dental care by Kuwaiti adults. Medical principles and practice 2007; Volum 16 (6). ISSN 1011-7571.s 413 - 419.

  • Al-Ansari, JM; Honkala, Sisko. Gender differences in oral health knowledge and behavior of the health science college students in Kuwait. Journal of Allied Health 2007; Volum 40 (6). ISSN 0090-7421.s 41 - 46.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Al-Sahli, N. Do life- or school-satisfaction and self-esteem indicators explain the oral hygiene habits of schoolchildren?. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2007; Volum 35 (5). ISSN 0301-5661.s 337 - 347.

  • Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko; Shyama, M; Al-Mutawa, SA. Field trial on caries prevention with xylitol candies among disabled School students. Caries Research 2006; Volum 40 (6). ISSN 0008-6568.s 508 - 513.

  • Maes, L; Vereecken, C; Vanobbergen, J; Honkala, Sisko. Tooth brushing and social characteristics of families in 32 countries. International Dental Journal 2006; Volum 56 (3). ISSN 0020-6539.s 159 - 167.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Al-Sahli, N. Consumption of sugar Products and Associated life- and School-satisfaction and self-esteem factors among schoolchildren in Kuwait. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2006; Volum 64 (2). ISSN 0001-6357.s 79 - 88.

  • Shyama, M; Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko; Al-Mutawa, SA. Effect of xylitol candies on plaque and gingival indices in physically disabled School pupils. The Journal of clinical dentistry 2006; Volum 17 (1). ISSN 0895-8831.s 17 - 21.

  • Ibricevic, H.; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Al-Quraini, W. A field trial on semi-annual fluoride varnish applications among the special needs schoolchildren. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2005; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 1053-4628.s 135 - 138.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Al-Ansari, JM. Self-reported oral health, oral hygiene habits, and dental attendance of pregnant women in Kuwait. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2005; Volum 32 (7). ISSN 0303-6979.s 809 - 814.

  • Shyama, M; Al-Mutawa, SA; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino. Supervised toothbrushing and oral health education program in Kuwait for children and Young adults With Down syndrome. Special Care in Dentistry: managing special patients, settings, and situations 2003; Volum 23 (3). ISSN 0275-1879.s 94 - 99.

  • Al-Hussaini, R; Al-Kandari, M; Hamadi, T; Al-Mutawa, A; Honkala, Sisko; Memon, A.. Dental health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour among students at the Kuwait University Health Sciences Centre. Medical principles and practice 2003; Volum 12 (4). ISSN 1011-7571.s 260 - 265.

  • Koivusilta, L; Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Rimpelä, A. Toothbrushing as part of the adolescent lifestyle predicts education level. Journal of Dental Research 2003; Volum 82 (5). ISSN 0022-0345.s 361 - 366.

  • Al-Ansari, JM; Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko. Oral health knowledge and behavior among male health sciences college students in Kuwait. BMC Oral Health 2003; Volum 3 (1). ISSN 1472-6831.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Kuzmina, E; Smirnova, T; Meyer, G; Splieth, C.. Caries experience and treatment response among groups of Finnish, German, and Russian children. A retrospective study between 1995 and 1989. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2002; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 1591-996X.s 61 - 67.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Rimpelä, A; Vikat, A. Oral hygiene instructions and dietary sugar advice received by adolescents in 1989 and 1997. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2002; Volum 30 (2). ISSN 0301-5661.s 124 - 132.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino. Atraumatic dental treatment among Finnish elderly persons. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2002; Volum 29 (5). ISSN 0305-182X.s 435 - 440.

  • Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko; Rimpelä, A; Rimpelä, M.. The trend and risk factors of perceived toothache among Finnish adolescents from 1977 to 1997. Journal of Dental Research 2001; Volum 80 (9). ISSN 0022-0345.s 1823 - 1827.

  • Ibricevic, H.; Al-Jame, Q; Honkala, Sisko. Pediatric dental procedures under general anesthesia at the Amiri Hospital in Kuwait. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2001; Volum 25 (4). ISSN 1053-4628.s 337 - 342.

  • Shyama, M; Al-Mutawa, SA; Honkala, Sisko. Malocclusions and traumatic injuries in disabled schoolchildren and adolescents in Kuwait. Special Care in Dentistry: managing special patients, settings, and situations 2001; Volum 21 (3). ISSN 0275-1879.s 104 - 108.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Tynjälä, J; Kannas, L. Use of xylitol chewing gum among Finnish schoolchildren. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 1999; Volum 57 (6). ISSN 0001-6357.s 306 - 309.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Kannas, L; Tynjala, J; Honkala, Eino; Tudor-Smith, C. Frequent use of sugar products by schoolchildren in 20 European countries, Israel and Canada in 1993/1994. International Dental Journal 1999; Volum 49 (2). ISSN 0020-6539.s 105 - 114.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Kannas, L; Tynjala, J; Wold, B. Oral hygiene habits of 11-year old schoolchildren in 22 European countries and Canada. Journal of Dental Research 1997; Volum 76 (9). ISSN 0022-0345.s 1602 - 1609.

  • Honkala, Eino; Kuusela, Sisko; Rimpelä, A; Rimpelä, M.; Jokela, J. Dental services utilization between 1977 and 1995 by Finnish adolescents of different socioeconomic levels. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 1997; Volum 25 (6). ISSN 0301-5661.s 383 - 390.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Rimpelä, A. How does the use of different sugar products predict caries in 18-year-old Finns?. Journal of Dentistry for Children 1997; Volum 64 (2). ISSN 0022-0353.s 123 - 127.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Rimpelä, A; Karvonen, S; Rimpelä, M.. Trends in toothbrushing frequency among Finnish adolescents between 1977 and 1995. Community Dental Health 1997; Volum 14 (2). ISSN 0265-539X.s 84 - 88.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Rimpelä, A. Toothbrushing frequency between the ages of 12 and 18 years-- longitudinal prospective studies of Finnish adolescents. Community Dental Health 1996; Volum 13 (1). ISSN 0265-539X.s 34 - 39.

  • Kuusela, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Hausen, H; Rwakatema, D; Gyua, I; Lampiranta, M. Opinions of dental students in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and in Kuopio (Finland) concerning studies and expectations for future career. African Dental Journal 1993; Volum 7. ISSN 1029-4864.s 20 - 26.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino. Sverige och Norge erbjöd fast job – Finland bara osäkerhet: Fick professurer i Tromsö. 2017.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Kelly, Colette. Trend in Consumption of Soft-drinks in Europe between 1997-2014. CED-IADR/NOF Oral Health Research Congress 2017-09-21 - 2017-09-23 2017.

  • Honkala, Sisko; Honkala, Eino; Valimaa, Raija; Kelly, Colette. Trend of Tooth-brushing Frequency in Baltic and Nordic Countries in 1997-2014. 22nd Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-10 2017.

  • Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko; Vahlberg, Tero; Runnel, Riina; Saag, Mare. Caries Preventive Effect of Polyols in the Primary Dentition. 22nd Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-10 2017.

  • Al-Mutawa, Sabiha; Shyama, Maddi; Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko. Parental perceptions of dental visiting habits among disabled and normal children in Kuwait. 22nd Health Sciences Centre Poster Conference 2017-03-07 - 2017-03-09 2017.

  • Shyama, Maddi; Al-Mutawa, Sabiha; Honkala, Eino; Honkala, Sisko. Parental perceptions of access to dental care among disabled schoolchildren in Kuwait. 22nd Health Sciences Centre Poster Conference 2017-03-07 - 2017-03-09 2017.

  • Honkala, Sisko. Kliniske funn ved psykiske lidelser og rusproblemer. 2017.