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Self-reportance of temporomandibular disorders in adult patients attending general dental practice in Sweden from 2011 to 2013.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jun 22:1-5. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

b Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function , Örebro , Sweden.

Objectives: The study aim was to evaluate the prevalence of self-reported temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and acceptance or nonacceptance of such disorders in adult patients attending all public dental health services in the County of Sörmland, Sweden, during a 3-year period, 2011-2013.

Methods: Two questions were asked about TMD and the voluntary mouth-opening capacity was measured. The results were registered in a score 0-3. Read More

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Oral health-related quality of life in patients under supportive periodontal therapy.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jun 19:1-8. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

a Section of Periodontology, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Clinic for Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Diseases , University Hospital Heidelberg , Heidelberg , Germany.

Objective: To assess the oral health-related quality of life (OH-QoL) in patients under supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) and the influence of the individual periodontal risk as well as different degrees of adherence during SPT on OH-QoL.

Materials And Methods: 309 patients with at least 5 years of SPT were re-examined. Periodontal risk profile (according to Lang and Tonetti) was assessed and the adherence to SPT-appointments within the last 30(±6) months was reviewed for each patient (fully adherent: adherence to all appointments ±6 weeks, partially adherent: SPT-interval not extended more than half of the recommended interval, insufficiently adherent: SPT-interval extended more than half of the recommended interval, non-adherent: recommended SPT-interval interruption ≥12 months). Read More

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Association of risk factors with temporomandibular disorders in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jun 19:1-5. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

a Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , University of Oulu , Oulu , Finland.

Objective: To investigate the association between risk factors and pain-related symptoms and clinical signs of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in Northern Finland Birth Cohort (NFBC) 1966.

Material And Methods: A total of 1962 subjects (1050 women, 912 men) attended the follow-up study. The questionnaires included the subjects' background information concerning living conditions and general health, socioeconomic factors, and dental health. Read More

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Profile of intrusive luxation and healing complications in deciduous and permanent teeth - a retrospective study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jun 17:1-5. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

a Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , RJ , Brazil.

Objective: This retrospective study analyse the profile of intrusion in deciduous (DT) and permanent teeth (PT), the occurrence of healing complications (HC), type of treatments and predisposing factors.

Methods: The records of patients attended from 2005 to 2011 were analysed. Records of patients who had one or more intruded DT or PT were included in the study. Read More

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Dental pain and oral health-related quality of life in individuals with severe dental anxiety.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 21:1-6. Epub 2018 May 21.

a Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry , Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Objectives: To analyze the prevalence and level of dental pain among adult individuals with severe dental anxiety (DA), and the association between dental pain and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL).

Methods: The study was based on 170 adult individuals with DA referred to a specialized DA clinic. All patients answered a questionnaire including questions on DA (DAS, DFS), OHRQoL (OIDP) and dental pain. Read More

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May 2018
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Changes in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) related to long-term utilization of dental care among older people.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 18:1-8. Epub 2018 May 18.

a Department of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry , University of Bergen , Bergen , Norway.

Objective: To examine whether long-term utilization of dental care, treatment with fillings and crowns and persistent tooth loss between age 50 and 65 years associate with subsequent changes in OHRQoL from age 65 to 70 years.

Method: In 1992, a census of 50-year-olds received invitation to participate in a questionnaire survey. Of 6346 respondents, 3585 completed follow-ups in 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. Read More

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May 2018
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Association between psychological factors, socio-demographic conditions, oral habits and anterior open bite in five-year-old children.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 15:1-6. Epub 2018 May 15.

a Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, State University of Paraiba (UEPB) , Campina Grande , Brazil.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate association between psychological factors, socio-demographic conditions, oral habits and anterior open bite in five-year-old preschool children.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 764 pairs of children and parents/caregivers in preschools. The parents/caregivers answered questionnaires addressing oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), sense of coherence, locus of control, oral habits and socio-demographic characteristics. Read More

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May 2018
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Distribution of Porphyromonas gingivalis fimA genotypes in patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 4:1-5. Epub 2018 May 4.

a Doctorado en Ciencias Biomedicas Basicas, Facultad de Medicina , Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi , San Luis Potosi , Mexico.

Objective: To determine and compare the distribution of Porphyromonas gingivalis fimA genotypes in patients affected by Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis (PE).

Materials And Methods: This study involved 394 subjects divided into four groups, RA, PE, RA and PE and healthy subjects. PE was diagnosed by using clinical attachment loss (CAL) and probing depth (PD) indexes. Read More

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May 2018
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Interproximal grinding (disking) of caries in primary molars, attitudes and the extent utilized in a Swedish County.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 30:1-7. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

c Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg , Göteborg , Sweden.

Objective: To assess the occurrence of interproximal grinding as a caries therapy in primary molars, to what degree grinding replaced conventional restorative caries therapy, to what extent anaesthesia was used while grinding and to assess open comments about attitudes about grinding.

Materials And Methods: A questionnaire was sent to 108 public dental service clinics with questions concerning the use of grinding as a therapy and alternative to restorative treatment, the use of anaesthesia prior to conventional caries therapy and grinding, respectively. In addition, a content analysis of open comments about grinding was performed. Read More

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April 2018
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Lichen sclerosus of the oral mucosa: clinical and histopathological findings. Review of the literature and a case report.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 16:1-10. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

c Head and Neck Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases , Helsinki University Hospital , Helsinki , Finland.

Objectives: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a rare, chronic mucocutaneous disease that most frequently affects the female genital area. Oral manifestations are seldom detected; only 36 well-documented and histopathologically verified oral LS cases have been published.

Materials And Methods: Here we describe one patient affected by oral (LS) and review of the literature 1957-2017. Read More

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April 2018
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Low reproducibility between oral radiologists and general dentists with regards to radiographic diagnosis of caries.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 12:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

a Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Clinicum , University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.

Aim: Early clinical and radiological diagnosis of dental caries is one of the fundamental objectives of clinical dentistry because of the high frequency of the disease and severe complications if caries remains untreated, especially among the elderly and patients with immunodeficiency. Dental panoramic tomography (DPT) is a common radiographic method for evaluating dentition when indicated, especially in an adult population. The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of diagnosis between specialists in oral radiology and general dentists with regards to caries lesions based on DPTs of adults. Read More

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April 2018
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Sublingual administration of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate enhances antibody responses to co-administered ovalbumin and Streptococcus mutans.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 12:1-6. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

a Department of Oral Microbiology and Immunology , University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Odontology , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Objective: The oral mucosa of patients undergoing dental procedures is often exposed to residual monomers leaking from incompletely cured acrylic resins. We investigated whether 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) monomers applied to the sublingual mucosa in mice modulate the antibody responses towards co-administered ovalbumin (OVA) or live oral bacteria.

Material And Methods: OVA, live mouse oral commensal Lactobacillus murinus or live human oral commensal Streptococcus mutans were administered sublingually with or without HEMA to BALB/c mice on four weekly occasions. Read More

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April 2018
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Marginal bone level in two Danish cross-sectional population samples in 1997-1998 and 2007-2008.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

a Section of Prosthetic Dentistry, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health , Aarhus University , Aarhus , Denmark.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the marginal bone level of two randomly selected population samples from 1997/1998 and 2007/2008, with special emphasis on the role of smoking habits and gender.

Materials And Methods: Two cross-sectional randomly selected population samples [1997/1998 (N = 616) and 2007/2008 (N = 396)] were analysed with respect to the marginal bone level. The marginal bone level was measured in full-mouth intraoral radiographs. Read More

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April 2018
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Comparison of immediate implant placement in infected and non-infected extraction sockets: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

a Department of Periodontology and Dental Research Institute , Seoul National University, School of Dentistry , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Objective: This review aimed to investigate the feasibility of immediate implant placement in infected extraction sockets.

Material And Methods: We performed electronic and manual searches up to March 2017 to obtain data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled clinical trials (CCTs). Using a fixed-effects model to assess the difference in survival rate (primary outcome), we evaluated the risk difference for immediate implant placement in infected and non-infected sites. Read More

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April 2018
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Reducing mutans streptococci and caries development by Lactobacillus paracasei SD1 in preschool children: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 22:1-7. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

a Common Oral Diseases and Epidemiology Research Center , Hat Yai , Thailand.

Objective: To examine a reducing effect of Lactobacillus paracasei SD1 on MS and caries in preschool children.

Materials And Methods: A total of 124 children, aged 1.5-5 years old, participated and were randomly assigned to the probiotic or control group. Read More

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March 2018
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Investigation of bacteremia after debonding procedures.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 23:1-6. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

c Department of Microbiology , Gaziantep University , Gaziantep , Turkey.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of debonding procedures after completion of orthodontic treatments on bacteremia.

Materials And Methods: Twenty-eight patients who were treated with fixed orthodontic treatment at the Faculty of Dentistry's Department of Orthodontics at Gaziantep University and who had an indication of debonding were selected for this study, and blood samples were taken from these patients at different times and examined for bacteremia. Blood culture samples were taken from the antecubital veins of the patients prior to debonding (T), immediately after removing the bracket (T), and immediately after cleaning the composite residues and plaque deposits on the enamel surface (T). Read More

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March 2018
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Development and evaluation of the Jönköping Dental Fear Coping Model: a health professional perspective.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 21:1-11. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

a Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry, Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy , University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to design a structured treatment model focusing on all levels of adult's dental fear, the Jönköping Dental Fear Coping Model (DFCM). The aim was to study the DFCM from a dental health professional perspective.

Material And Methods: The DFCM was studied by means of quantitative and qualitative analyses. Read More

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March 2018
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Dental and periodontal health in Finnish adults in 2000 and 2011.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 16:1-9. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

h Medical Research Center , Oulu University Hospital & Oulu University , Oulu , Finland.

Objective: We assessed dental and periodontal health in adults aged ≥30 years living in southern and northern Finland as part of the Health 2000/2011 Surveys (BRIF8901).

Material And Methods: Clinical findings in 2000 (n = 2967) and 2011 (n = 1496) included the presence of teeth and number of teeth with caries, fillings, fractures or periodontal pockets.

Results: Edentulousness decreased in all age groups. Read More

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March 2018
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Sexual dimorphism of primary dentition in Spanish children.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 14:1-8. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

c Departamento de Estomatología IV , Universidad Complutense de Madrid , Madrid , Spain.

Aim: To analyse differences in the eruption of primary teeth between both sexes.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed in a sample of 1250 children aged between 3 and 42 months. The clinical emergence of teeth was taken to estimate average ages for primary teeth eruption. Read More

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March 2018
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Ten-year follow-up on adoption of endodontic technology and clinical guidelines amongst Danish general dental practitioners.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 9:1-5. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

a Section of Cariology and Endodontics, Department of Odontology , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark.

Objective: The aim of this study was to re-assess the adoption of certain endodontic technology and central treatment principles of root canal treatments as advocated by guidelines presented by the European Society of Endodontology.

Material And Methods: The questionnaire included the same questions in 2003 and 2013. The general dental practitioners (GDPs) anonymously reported how frequent ('often', 'occasionally', and 'never') they used certain endodontic technology and adhered to central treatment principles. Read More

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March 2018
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Relationship between depth of approximal caries lesions and presence of bacteria in the dentine in primary and permanent posterior teeth: a radiographic examination with microbiological evaluation.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 27:1-6. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

a Section of Cariology and Endodontics, Department of Odontology , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark.

Objectives: We aimed to determine the relation between the radiographical depth of approximal lesions and the presence of bacteria in the dentine in posterior teeth in both dentitions.

Material And Methods: Sample 1 consisted of 34 approximal lesions in primary molars in children aged 5-7 years old. Sample 2 consisted of 48 approximal lesions in molars and premolars in adult patients aged 18-67 years old. Read More

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February 2018
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Illicit drug use and traumatic dental injuries in adolescents.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 23:1-5. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

a Division of Population and Patient Health , King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas Hospitals , London , UK.

Objective: To explore the association between illicit drug use and traumatic dental injuries (TDI) among adolescents.

Method: We used data from 618 adolescents who participated in Phases I and III of Research with East Adolescents Community Health Survey (RELACHS), a longitudinal school-based study of adolescents in East London. Illicit drug use was collected when participants were 11-12 and 15-16 years old (Phases I and III, respectively). Read More

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February 2018
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Augmented reality in dentistry: a current perspective.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 21:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

a Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry , Seoul National University and Dental Research Institute , Seoul , Korea.

Augmentation reality technology offers virtual information in addition to that of the real environment and thus opens new possibilities in various fields. The medical applications of augmentation reality are generally concentrated on surgery types, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and plastic surgery. Augmentation reality technology is also widely used in medical education and training. Read More

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February 2018
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Cumulative use of salivary markers with an adaptive design improves detection of periodontal disease over fixed biomarker thresholds.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 20:1-4. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

a Periodontology, Institute of Dentistry , University of Turku , Turku , Finland.

Objective: Aim was to analyze the diagnostic ability of cumulative risk score (CRS), which uses salivary levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, interleukin (IL)-1β, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 in an adaptive design, compared to previously reported thresholds of each marker alone.

Materials And Methods: Oral and general health information of 463 participants were included in the analysis. Having the percentage of bleeding on probing (BOP) > 25%, having at least two sites with probing pocket depth (PPD) of 4-5 mm or having at least one tooth with alveolar bone loss (ABL) of at least 1/3 of the root length were accepted as outcome variables. Read More

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February 2018
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A high prevalence of TMD is related to somatic awareness and pain intensity among healthy dental students.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 18:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 18.

b Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies , University of Gävle , Gävle , Sweden.

Objective: Dental students have been identified as a group with high risks of developing both temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and psychosocial conditions. Our primary aim was to evaluate the cross-sectional prevalence of TMD diagnoses, as defined in the Diagnostic Criteria (DC)/TMD, among dental students. The secondary aim was to evaluate the prevalence and association of behavioural and psychosocial factors in relation to DC/TMD diagnoses. Read More

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February 2018
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A method for preventive intervention regarding temporomandibular pain and dysfunction.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 15:1-6. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

a Clinic of Orofacial Pain , Sahlgrenska Academy and Public Dental Health , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Objective: Adolescent girls frequently suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms and associated headache. A program aimed at informing about risk behavior for TMD symptoms, how to influence harmful habits and about general relaxation was tested.

Material And Methods: Eighty girls at two high schools, 16 years of age, with or without symptoms, were invited to the health information on two occasions and 60 girls participated. Read More

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February 2018
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A new methodology for the measurement of the root canal curvature and its 3D modification after instrumentation.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 15:1-5. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

a Department of Endodontology, School of Dentistry , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki , Greece.

Objective: In this study, the three-dimensional (3D) modification of root canal curvature was measured, after the application of Reciproc instrumentation technique, by using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and a special algorithm developed for the 3D measurement of the curvature of the root canal.

Materials And Methods: Thirty extracted upper molars were selected. Digital radiographs for each tooth were taken. Read More

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February 2018
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Diagnostic accuracy of three screening questions (3Q/TMD) in relation to the DC/TMD in a specialized orofacial pain clinic.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 15:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

b Department of Oral Kinesiology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) , University of Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of three screening questions (3Q/TMD) in relation to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD), in a specialized clinic.

Material And Methods: Consecutive patients, >18 years, referred with a possible TMD complaint to the Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction clinic, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, the Netherlands, were included in the study. All patients (n = 449; mean age 44 years; 72% females), answered the 3Q/TMD and the DC/TMD questionnaire before a DC/TMD examination. Read More

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February 2018
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Effect of resin infiltration and microabrasion on the microhardness, surface roughness and morphology of incipient carious lesions.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 15:1-9. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

b Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry , Suleyman Demirel University , Isparta , Turkey.

Objective: The effects of resin infiltration and microabrasion on incipient carious lesions by surface microhardness, roughness and morphological assessments, and resistance to further acid attack of treated lesions were evaluated.

Material And Methods: Eighty artificially-induced incipient lesions were randomly divided into five groups (n = 16): resin infiltration with an adhesive resin (Excite F, Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein), resin infiltration with a resin infiltrant (Icon, DMG, Hamburg, Germany), microabrasion without polishing (Opalustre, Ultradent, South Jordan, UT, USA), microabrasion with polishing (Opalustre, Ultradent, Diamond Excel, FGM, Joinville, SC, Brazil), and distilled water (control group). All specimens were exposed to demineralization for another 10 d. Read More

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February 2018
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Approximal sealings on lesions in neighbouring teeth requiring operative treatment: an in vitro study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 7:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

b Department of Odontology, Section of Cariology and Endodontics , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark.

Objectives: With this in vitro study we aimed to assess the possibility of precise application of sealant on accessible artificial white spot lesions (WSL) on approximal surfaces next to a tooth surface under operative treatment. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether the use of magnifying glasses improved the application precision.

Material And Methods: Fifty-six extracted premolars were selected, approximal WSL lesions were created with 15% HCl gel and standardized photographs were taken. Read More

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February 2018
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Oral shedding of HSV-1 and EBV and oral manifestations in paediatric chronic kidney disease patients and renal transplant recipients.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 6:1-6. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

a Department of Stomatology, Division of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry , University of São Paulo , São Paulo , Brazil.

Objective: Previous research demonstrated that salivary shedding of HSV-1 and EBV occurs often in adult renal transplant recipients, but there is a lack of studies on the presence of them in the saliva of paediatric population. Therefore, the objective of this study is to describe oral characteristics and to compare the shedding profile of HSV-1 and EBV in the saliva of children with renal transplant to that of chronic kidney disease patients and controls.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 100 children, being 25 renal transplant recipients, 25 chronic kidney disease patients and 50 healthy children. Read More

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February 2018
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Association between age at asthma diagnosis and tooth loss.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Feb 6:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

a Department of Dental Services Management and Informatics , Seoul National University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the association between age at asthma diagnosis and tooth loss due to caries using data obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Materials And Methods: A complex sample multivariable linear regression was used, and the results were analysed. Age at diagnosis and the number of teeth lost were set as independent and dependent variables, respectively. Read More

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February 2018
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Effect of intraosseous injection versus inferior alveolar nerve block as primary pulpal anaesthesia of mandibular posterior teeth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a prospective randomized clinical trial.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 27:1-6. Epub 2018 Jan 27.

b Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Isfahan , Iran.

Objective: This study sought to assess the success rate, effect on blood pressure, and pain of intraosseous injection (IO) and inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) for pulpal anaesthesia of mandibular posterior teeth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis as the primary anaesthetic technique.

Materials And Methods: This randomized clinical trial (IRCT2013022712634N1) was conducted on 60 patients between 18 and 65 years suffering from symptomatic irreversible pulpitis of a mandibular posterior tooth. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. Read More

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January 2018
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Effect of Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in the placenta and umbilical cord in pregnant mice with low birth weight.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 15:1-9. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

a Department of Periodontology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences , Tokyo Medical and Dental University , Tokyo , Japan.

Objective: Growing evidence indicates an association between periodontitis and delivery outcome; however, the mechanism is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the influence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) infection on delivery outcome in mice.

Materials And Methods: Bacteremia was induced in pregnant Slc:ICR mice (8 weeks old) by intravenous injection of Pg. Read More

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January 2018
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Perceptions of older people's oral health care among nurses working in geriatric home care.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 15:1-6. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

a Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , University of Oulu , Oulu , Finland.

Objectives: This study investigates nurses' self-reported experiences and perceptions of older people's oral health care using a qualitative method.

Methods: We interviewed 10 nurses working in geriatric home care who regularly visit and take care of older people in their homes. The interviews consisted of semi-structured questions. Read More

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January 2018
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Evaluation of dentin permeability of fluorotic permanent teeth.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 15:1-7. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

d Department of Physics, Faculty of Art Science , İstanbul University , İstanbul , Turkey.

Objective: The in vitro permeability characteristics of dentin have been studied extensively and used to evaluate the efficacy of various preventative and restorative procedures. The aim of this in vitro study was to precisely determine the dentin permeability of fluorotic premolar teeth using an electronic hydraulic conductance measurement system with photosensors and to compare the data with healthy premolars.

Methods: In total, 40 fluorotic and healthy premolar teeth with complete root formation that were extracted for orthodontic purposes and had no caries, restoration, fractures, or cracks were selected for this study. Read More

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January 2018
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Morphometric analysis for evaluating the relation between incisal guidance angle, occlusal plane angle, and functional temporomandibular joint shape variation.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 11;76(4):287-293. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

a Departmet of Orthodontics, Dental Research Institute , Pusan National University Dental Hospital , Yangsan , Korea.

Objective: The correlations between morphology of the temporomandibular joint structure, the anterior guidance angle, and occlusal plane were investigated.

Materials And Methods: A cone beam computed tomography analysis was performed in 158 patients (86 women and 72 men). 3D software was employed to obtain the coordinates of the shape of the incisal guidance angle, occlusal guidance angle, articular fossa, and mandibular condyle. Read More

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May 2018
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Mortality rate and oral health - a cohort study over 44 years in the county of Stockholm.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 11;76(4):299-304. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

a Department of Periodontology , Public Dental Service at Eastmaninstitutet, Stockholm County Council , Stockholm , Sweden.

Objective: To study the association between oral health and all-cause mortality rate over 44 years. In addition, the specific relations between oral health and death caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer or other reasons were investigated.

Materials And Methods: An epidemiological investigation studying the oral health of the population consisting of 1393 randomly selected subjects was performed in the County of Stockholm. Read More

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May 2018
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Contribution of preventive methods in controlling caries among Saudi primary schoolchildren: a population-based cross-sectional study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 11:1-5. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

a College of Dentistry , Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University , Dammam , Saudi Arabia.

Objective: This study assessed the association between caries preventive measures including regular dental checkups, twice a day tooth brushing using fluoridated toothpaste and pit and fissure sealants on one side and the presence of caries among primary schoolchildren in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016 including 1198, 6-12-year-old children from 13 randomly selected schools. The outcome variable was caries presence. Read More

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January 2018
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The prevalence of oral stage dysphagia in adults presenting with temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Jan 11:1-11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

a Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies , Trinity College Dublin , Dublin , Ireland.

Objective: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most commonly experienced non-dental orofacial pain disorders, with pain and dysfunction potentially resulting in oral stage dysphagia (OD). However, limited research has been conducted on this condition, with potential negative effects on clinical practice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of OD in adults presenting with TMDs, diagnosed as per the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders or the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders protocols. Read More

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January 2018
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Clinical characterization of women with burning mouth syndrome in a case-control study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 28;76(4):279-286. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

d Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry , The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden.

Objective: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by a burning sensation in the oral mucosa. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying factors, clinical characteristics and self-reported oral and general health factors associated with BMS.

Material And Methods: Fifty-six women with BMS (mean age: 67. Read More

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May 2018
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Oral health status of hospitalized amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: a single-centre observational study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 26;76(4):294-298. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

a Orofacial Pain Management, Oral Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences , Tokyo Medical and Dental University , Tokyo , Japan.

Objective: To assess the intraoral conditions and oral function of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Material And Methods: This single-centre, cross-sectional observational study included 50 ALS patients, who were treated with tracheostomy positive-pressure ventilation (TPPV) while hospitalized. The disease duration, TPPV duration, current number of teeth, number of occlusal units, number of decayed/missing/filled teeth, community periodontal index, bleeding on probing, dental calculus, maximum mouth opening, salivation rate, tongue anomalies (atrophy or hypertrophy) and tongue coating were determined for each patient. Read More

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May 2018
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What do polish parents know about dental trauma and its management in children's treatment? A questionnaire study.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 26;76(4):274-278. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

b Department of Pediatric Dentistry , Medical University of Warsaw , Warsaw , Poland.

Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge of Polish parents concerning traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) and their management in children and to assess the influence of TDI experience on parents' knowledge.

Methods: A questionnaire study conducted from May 2014 to February 2015 involved 741 randomly selected individual parents of children aged 1-17 receiving treatment at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of Warsaw. The questionnaire consisted of 28 questions concerning TDI management. Read More

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May 2018
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Temporomandibular disorders in growing patients after treatment of class II and III malocclusion with orthopaedic appliances: a systematic review.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 18;76(4):262-273. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

b Ortodoncia y Ortopedia Dentomaxilofacial, Facultad de Odontología , Universidad Andrés Bello , Santiago , Chile.

Objective: To determine if the use of orthopaedic appliances in growing patients applied to correct Class II and III malocclusion is related to the development of temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

Material And Methods: A systematic review was conducted between 1960 and July 2017, based on electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline, Scopus, EBSCOhost, Scielo, Lilacs and Bireme. Controlled clinical trials (CCTs) and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified. Read More

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May 2018
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A 1-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial with focus on manual and electric toothbrushes' effect on dental hygiene in nursing homes.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 14;76(4):257-261. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

a Department of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry , University of Oslo , Oslo , Norway.

Objective: A 2-month randomized clinical trial (RCT) study comparing electric and manual toothbrushes used by residents in nursing homes showed significant reduction in plaque score for both groups. The aim of this follow up study was to study if the effect sustained in a longer perspective when toothbrushes were used according to resident's own preference.

Materials And Methods: One year after baseline of the RCT-study, 100 participants were re-examined. Read More

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May 2018
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A retrospective study of traumatic dental injuries in primary dentition: treatment outcomes of splinting.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 11;76(4):253-256. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

b Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry , Kyung Hee University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Objective: Splinting in primary dentition is limited to several traumatic dental injuries. The prognosis associated with splint use has not been fully investigated. In this study, we investigated the outcomes of traumatic injuries in primary teeth treated with splinting. Read More

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May 2018
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The plaque and gingivitis inhibiting capacity of a commercially available mouthwash containing essential oils and ethyl lauroyl arginate. A randomized clinical trial.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 7;76(4):241-246. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

a Department of Periodontology , Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo , Oslo , Norway.

Objective: A commercially available mouth rinse with ethyl lauroyl arginate and essential oils claims to have better antimicrobial properties than the traditional essential oil products. The aim of this study was to compare the plaque and gingivitis inhibiting effect of the commercial product containing essential oils with ethyl lauroyl arginate with one placebo and one negative control in a modified experimental gingivitis model.

Materials And Methods: In three groups of healthy volunteers, experimental gingivitis was induced and monitored over 21 d, simultaneously treated with the commercial test solution, 21. Read More

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May 2018
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Cone beam computed tomography imaging of superior semicircular canal morphology: a retrospective comparison of cleft lip/palate patients and normal controls.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 May 4;76(4):247-252. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

e Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry , Akdeniz University , Antalya , Turkey.

Objective: This study evaluated the prevalence and morphological characteristics of the superior semicircular canal (SSCC) in cleft lip and palate (CL/P) patients using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

Materials And Methods: CBCT images of 53 CL/P patients (28 males and 25 females) and a control group of 76 patients (42 males and 34 females) were evaluated. Retrospectively, 258 temporal bone images from 129 patients were evaluated in terms of SSCC morphology and divided into a normal pattern (0. Read More

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May 2018
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The relationship of obesity to the timing of permanent tooth emergence in Czech children.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 22;76(3):220-225. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

a Department of Dentistry , General University Hospital, Medical Faculty One, Charles University , Prague , Czech Republic.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of BMI on the timing of permanent tooth emergence in Czech children.

Objectives: In this cross-sectional study, 1370 Czech children were examined. The age, gender, weight, height, all emerged permanent teeth (except third molars) of each child were all recorded. Read More

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April 2018
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