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Exploring the Potential of Biofeedback Therapy for Dentistry

Alexandria, VA – A symposium examining the potential of biofeedback to contribute to the management of oral diseases will be presented at the 101st General Session of the IADR, which will be held in conjunction with the 9th Meeting of the Latin American Region and the 12th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry on June 21-24, 2023, in Bogotá, Colombia.

The effectiveness of biofeedback has been demonstrated for therapeutic management of systemic diseases such as dyssynergia, stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. However, the potential of biofeedback therapy for dentistry remains unknown. Recently, the rapid improvement on portable devices that can record oral-related parameters has enabled researchers in the field of dentistry to easily utilize them in clinical settings. Application of the portable devices in randomized clinical trials and measuring oral behavior in patients with bruxism has demonstrated that biofeedback therapy, using some kinds of stimulation, is effective in the management of masticatory muscle activities during sleep. Consequently, these findings have suggested biofeedback therapy has the potential to contribute to the management of oral diseases. 

This symposium aims to introduce the use of biofeedback therapy in dentistry, types of stimulation in biofeedback therapy, and the application of biofeedback therapy for clinical situations in the future. It will include the following presentations: 

  • “Effect of Daytime Biofeedback on Sleep Bruxism” by Masanori Fujisawa of Meikai University, Urayasu, Japan
  •  “Does Intensity Matter?” by Claudia Restrepo of the Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia
  • “Bruxism – A Problem in the Central Nervous System?” by Takashi Iida of Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

The symposium, “Potentials of Biofeedback Therapy for Dentistry,” will take place on Thursday, June 22 at 11 a.m. COT (UTC-05:00).

About IADR
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to drive dental, oral, and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide. IADR represents the individual scientists, clinician-scientists, dental professionals, and students based in academic, government, non-profit and private-sector institutions who share our mission. Learn more at