• Christopher Sexton
  • Professor Pauline Ford
  • Associate Professor Ratilal Lalloo
  • Nicole Stormon
  • Dr Kelsey Pateman
  • Janet Campbell


Description: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common central nervous system disease in people under 40 and there is a lack of quality information on the oral health of people with MS.  The symptoms of the disease can pose barriers to maintenance of dental hygiene and accessing professional care.  Further, the medications used to treat MS are associated with oral side-effects.  The Australian Multiple Sclerosis Longitudinal Study (AMSLS) database has been used to survey a large number of people with MS about their current oral health and oral health behaviours.  Studies are planned to describe the oral health of people with MS and exploring the factors associated with facial pain.

Collaborators: R Lalloo, N Stormon, K Pateman, I van der Mei, J Campbell, P Ford


Sexton, C.,  Lalloo, R., Stormon, N., Pateman, K., van der Mei, I., Campbell, J., & Ford, P. Oral Health and Behaviours of People Living with Multiple Sclerosis in Australia. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2019. doi:10.1111/cdoe.12445