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    From theoretical concepts to policies and applied programmes: the landscape of integration of oral health in primary care.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 15;18(1):23. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    School of Public Health, Public Health Research Institute, Université de Montréal , Montréal, Québec, H3N 1X7, Canada.
    Background: Despite its importance, the integration of oral health into primary care is still an emerging practice in the field of health care services. This scoping review aims to map the literature and provide a summary on the conceptual frameworks, policies and programs related to this concept.

    Methods: Using the Levac et al. Read More

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of a school-based dental caries prevention program using fluoridated milk in Bangkok, Thailand.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 15;18(1):24. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    Dental Health Bureau, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Background: This study modelled the cost-effectiveness, from a societal perspective, of a program that used fluoridated milk to prevent dental caries in children who were 6 years old at the beginning of the program, versus non-intervention, after 6 years.

    Methods: After 6 years, children in the milk-fluoridation program had a significant (34%) reduction in dental caries experience compared to those in the comparison community (i.e. Read More

    Periodontitis in patients with cirrhosis: a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 13;18(1):22. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark.
    Background: Many patients with cirrhosis have poor oral health but little is known on periodontitis, and its clinical significance is largely unknown. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and predictors of periodontitis, and evaluate the association of periodontitis with nutritional and systemic inflammation status.

    Methods: 145 patients with cirrhosis were consecutively enrolled. Read More

    IL-13 -1112 polymorphism and periodontitis susceptibility: a meta-analysis.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 7;18(1):21. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Department of Oral Implantation, Affiliated Haikou Hospital,Xiangya Medical School, Central South University, Hainan Provincial Stomatology Centre, Haikou, 570208, Hainan Province, China.
    Background: Several studies have examined the association between the IL-13 -1112C/T polymorphism and the risk of periodontitis. However, these studies have reached different conclusions. The aim of the current study was to investigate the link between this IL-13 -1112 polymorphism and susceptibility to periodontitis. Read More

    Dental caries prevention strategies among children and adolescents with immigrant - or low socioeconomic backgrounds- do they work? A systematic review.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 7;18(1):20. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Department of Clinical Dentistry, Community Dentistry, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Aarstadveien 19, N-5009, Bergen, Norway.
    Background: This systematic review was designed to uncover the most reliable evidence about the effects of caries preventive strategies in children and adolescents of immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds.

    Methods: According to pre-determined inclusion and exclusion criteria, relevant articles focusing on underprivileged groups were electronically selected between January1995 and October 2015. The literature search was conducted in five databases; PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, SweMed+ and Cochrane Library. Read More

    Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial to test the effect of a smartphone application on oral-health behavior and oral hygiene in adolescents with fixed orthodontic appliances.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 7;18(1):19. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    Background: Adolescents with fixed orthodontic appliances are at high risk of developing dental caries. To date, new smartphone technologies have seldom been used to support them in the preventive behavior that can help prevent dental caries. After an intervention-mapping process, we developed a smartphone application (the WhiteTeeth app) for preventing dental caries through improved oral-health behavior and oral hygiene. Read More

    Barriers to sealant guideline implementation within a multi-site managed care dental practice.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 2;18(1):17. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Julie Frantsve-Hawley Consulting, 621 Brier Street, Kenilworth, IL, 60043-0000, USA.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to identify barriers frequently endorsed by dentists in a large, multi-site dental practice to implementing the American Dental Association's recommendation for sealing noncavitated occlusal carious lesions as established in their 2016 pit-and-fissure sealant clinical practice guideline. Although previous research has identified barriers to using sealants perceived by dentists in private practice, barriers frequently endorsed by dentists in large, multi-site dental practices have yet to be identified. Identifying barriers for these dentists is important, because it is expected that in the future, the multi-site group practice configuration will comprise more dental practices. Read More

    The prevalence of malocclusion and the need for orthodontic treatment among adolescents in the northern border region of Saudi Arabia: an epidemiological study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 02 2;18(1):16. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Orthodontic Department, College of Dentistry, Aljouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Background: To assess the prevalence of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need among adolescents using the dental health component (DHC) of the index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN).

    Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 (mean age 16.25 ± 1. Read More

    Patients' satisfaction with dental care: a qualitative study to develop a satisfaction instrument.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 30;18(1):15. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.
    Background: To explore and better understand how patients evaluate satisfaction in dental care and elicit information from them to develop a dental satisfaction instrument.

    Methods: Patients currently receiving dental treatment in a teaching hospital were invited to be part of a qualitative research project which involved focus group discussion. Focus groups were conducted in Cantonese and discussions were recorded (audio and video) and later transcribed. Read More

    Spatial analysis of the death associated factors due oral cancer in Brazil: an ecological study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 23;18(1):14. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
    Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University - FOP.UNICAMP, Piracicaba, Brazil.
    Background: Oral cancer (OC) is among the ten most common cancers and the seventh most frequent cause of death worldwide. It has been reported that these incidence rates are higher in developed country and these mortality rates are higher in less developed areas. So, the objective of the present study was to analyze the spatial joint distribution and to explore possible associations of the epidemiological aspects with mortality rates due to OC in the Brazil. Read More

    Prevalence of gingivitis and calculus in 12-year-old Puerto Ricans: a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 19;18(1):13. Epub 2018 Jan 19.
    School of Dental Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
    Background: Gingivitis is a common oral health problem. Untreated gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, a common cause of tooth loss. The prevalence of gingivitis and calculus among Puerto Rican children is unknown. Read More

    Attitudes towards tooth fillings in Tanzanian adults and its association with previous filling experience.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 18;18(1):12. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.
    Background: Tooth filling treatment is utilized at low levels in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), further, little is known about the prevailing attitudes towards such treatment. This study aimed to assess attitudes towards tooth filling among Tanzanian adults and how previous tooth filling experience is associated with these attitudes.

    Methods: A pretested structured questionnaire was distributed among 1522 out-patients in four regional hospitals in Tanzania in 2015-16. Read More

    General and erosive tooth wear of 16-year-old adolescents in Kuantan, Malaysia: prevalence and association with dental caries.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 12;18(1):11. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Background: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of general tooth wear (GTW), i.e. tooth wear irrespective of etiology and erosive tooth wear (ETW), i. Read More

    The effect of methamphetamine abuse on dental caries and periodontal diseases in an Eastern China city.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 10;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Shanxi Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, School of Stomatology, the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710032, People's Republic of China.
    Background: Dental diseases are among the most frequently reported health problems in drug abusers. However, few studies have been conducted on oral health of methamphetamine (meth) abusers in China. The aim of the present study was to investigate the caries and periodontal health profile of former meth abusers in Eastern China. Read More

    The effects of essential oil mouthrinses with or without alcohol on plaque and gingivitis: a randomized controlled clinical study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 10;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    Nucleus of Periodontal Research, Dental School, University of Taubate, Taubaté, São Paolo, Brazil.
    Background: The efficacy of several variants of essential oil mouthrinses has been studied extensively. This is the first study to compare the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis efficacy of two marketed essential oil mouthrinses: one is an alcohol containing mouthrinse and the other one is an alcohol-free mouthrinse.

    Methods: This examiner-blind, parallel-group study randomized subjects to three groups: 1) Mechanical Oral Hygiene (MOH) only; 2) MOH plus Alcohol-Containing essential oil Mouthrinse (ACM); 3) MOH plus Alcohol-Free essential oil Mouthrinse (AFM). Read More

    Association of caries experience and dental plaque with sociodemographic characteristics in elementary school-aged children: a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 10;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    Dental research center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
    Background: Dental caries among Iranian elementary school children aged 6-12 years continue to rise. To estimate treatment needs and guide health initiatives, current epidemiologic data are required. Such data are currently unavailable for dental health. Read More

    Current status of nylon teeth myth in Tanzania: a cross sectional study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 10;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics Paedodontics and Community Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), P.O. Box 65014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
    Background: Nylon teeth myth is a belief of associating infant illnesses with bulges on infants' alveolus that mark the positions of underlying developing teeth and that it is necessary to treat the condition mainly by traditional healers to prevent infant death. The traditional treatment often leads to serious complications that may lead to infant death. Although the government instituted educational campaigns against the myth in 1980s to 1990s, to date, repeated unpublished reports from different parts of the country indicate continued existence of the myth. Read More

    Adaptation of child oral health education leaflets for Arabic migrants in Australia: a qualitative study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 10;18(1):10. Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 24.2.97 Campbelltown Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of Arabic-speaking mothers views on the usefulness of existing oral health education leaflets aimed at young children and also to record their views on the tailored versions of these leaflets.

    Methods: This qualitative study was nested within a large ongoing birth cohort study in South Western Sydney, Australia. Arabic-speaking mothers (n = 19) with young children were purposively selected and approached for a semi-structured interview. Read More

    Evaluation of five CAD/CAM materials by microstructural characterization and mechanical tests: a comparative in vitro study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 8;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    Background: Polymer infiltrated ceramics and nano-ceramic resins are the new restorative materials which have been developed in order to enhance the adverse properties of glass-matrix ceramics and resin composites. The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the characteristics of various CAD/CAM materials through mechanical, microstructural, and SEM analysis.

    Methods: Five test groups (n = 22) were formed by using the indicated CAD/CAM blocks: VITA Enamic (VITA Zahnfabrik), Lava Ultimate (3 M ESPE), IPS e. Read More

    Effect of oral functional training on immunological abilities of older people: a case control study.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 8;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    Department of Oral Science, Graduate School of Dentistry, Kanagawa Dental University, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, 238-8580, Japan.
    Background: Oral functional ability decreases with age, and systemic immunological ability and quality of life can also deteriorate. Continuous moderate whole-body exercise for older people is known to improve oral functional and their immunological abilities. Here, we evaluated the effect of oral exercise as an alternative training method for highly older people who cannot perform whole-body exercises. Read More

    Effect of risk-based payment model on caries inequalities in preschool children assessed by geo-mapping.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 5;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 5.
    Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Allé 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background: To describe, with aid of geo-mapping, the effects of a risk-based capitation model linked to caries-preventive guidelines on the polarization of caries in preschool children living in the Halland region of Sweden.

    Methods: The new capitation model was implemented in 2013 in which more money was allocated to Public Dental Clinics surrounded by administrative parishes inhabited by children with increased caries risk, while a reduced capitation was allocated to those clinics with a low burden of high risk children. Regional geo-maps of caries risk based on caries prevalence, level of education and the families purchasing power were produced for 3-6-year-old children in 2010 (n = 10,583) and 2016 (n = 7574). Read More

    Ethnic disparities in children's oral health: findings from a population-based survey of grade 1 and 2 schoolchildren in Alberta, Canada.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 4;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 4.
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, TRW3, 3280 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4Z6, Canada.
    Background: Although oral health has improved remarkably in recent decades, not all populations have benefited equally. Ethnic identity, and in particular visible minority status, has been identified as an important risk factor for poor oral health. Canadian research on ethnic disparities in oral health is extremely limited. Read More

    Calibration of dentists for Caries Management by Risk Assessment Research in a Practice Based Research Network - CAMBRA PBRN.
    BMC Oral Health 2018 01 4;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 4.
    School of Dentistry, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, 707 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94019, USA.
    Background: To prove that Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) can be successfully implemented in dental practices outside of the university setting, dentists in the San Francisco Bay Area (CA) were approached to participate in a Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) study. The overall goal of the CAMBRA-PBRN study was to recruit 30 dentists to perform a two-year study involving approximately 900 patients. Goal of the calibration study was to standardize and calibrate dentists potentially participating in the CAMBRA-PBRN study. Read More

    Dental care use in Ontario: the Canadian community health survey (CCHS).
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):165. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada.
    Background: Oral health is a significant measure of overall health, and regular dental visits are recommended for the maintenance of oral health. The purpose of this study is to determine the pattern (amount and type) of, and factors associated with dental care use among Ontarians.

    Methods: Data from the 2014 cycle of the Canadian Community Health Survey was used and analysis was restricted to individuals aged 12 and above residing in Ontario. Read More

    Creating research and development awareness among dental care professionals by use of strategic communication: a 12-year intervention study.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):164. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background: Despite the availability of contemporary research advances, only a limited fraction is implemented into dental practice. One possible way to facilitate this process is to stimulate the research and development (R&D) awareness and interest with aid of strategic communication.

    Methods: The aim of the study was to analyse the role of a strategic communication in R&D awareness and interest among dental care professionals (DCP) over a 12-year period. Read More

    Differentiating early stage florid osseous dysplasia from periapical endodontic lesions: a radiological-based diagnostic algorithm.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 28;17(1):161. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    Dental Medicine Department, Bretonneau Hospital, HUPNVS, AP-HP, Paris, France.
    Background: Osseous dysplasia (OD) is the most common fibro-osseous lesion of the jaw affecting the periapical region. Early stages of OD can resemble periapical radiolucencies, thus mimicking the radiological aspects of an endodontic pathology. Such radiolucent lesions affecting previously decayed or treated teeth are even more complex to interpret. Read More

    Prevalence of dental caries and associated factors among 12 years old students in Eritrea.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):169. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Ministry of Health, Asmara, Eritrea.
    Background: Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases of childhood in developing countries. However, there is a paucity of epidemiological data on the prevalence and associated factors of dental caries in Eritrea. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of dental caries among 12 years old school children in Eritrea. Read More

    Evaluation of the content quality of websites for recurrent aphthous ulcers and oral lichen planus.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):170. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Department of Oral Medicine, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, 22 Zhongguancun Avenue South, Haidian District, Beijing, 100081, China.
    Background: The Internet is one of the most popular resources for people to obtain medical information; however, only a limited number of studies have reported the quality of the available health information related to oral mucosal diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate the quality of information on websites for recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU) and oral lichen planus (OLP), in both Chinese and English.

    Methods: Common search engines, BaiDu, Google, and Yahoo in Chinese; and Bing, Google, and Yahoo in English were used to identify websites providing content related to the oral mucosal diseases. Read More

    Factors associated with sports-related dental injuries among young athletes: a cross-sectional study in Miyagi prefecture.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):168. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health & Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan.
    Background: Sports-related dental injuries, such as tooth fracture, loosening, and avulsion, are a major concern among young athletes because they directly impair oral function. Although the preventive efficacy of mouthguards has been well established, the prevalence of sports-related dental injuries remains high among young athletes. The aim of this study is to identify the variables contributing to the risk of sports-related dental injuries by conducting a survey on large population of young athletes in Miyagi prefecture. Read More

    Clinical studies on core-carrier obturation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):167. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China.
    Background: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of core-carrier obturation in endodontic treatment.

    Methods: Keywords of "(core carrier OR Thermafil) OR (cold lateral condensation OR lateral condensation) OR (warm vertical condensation OR vertical condensation) AND (obturation OR root canal filling) AND clinical study" were searched for all obtainable publications up to year 2017 in the databases of PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, Scopus and Web of Science. The success rate, short-term postoperative pain, overfilling and adaptation of core-carrier obturation from clinical studies were selected. Read More

    Estimating peer density effects on oral health for community-based older adults.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 29;17(1):166. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 14261, USA.
    Background: As part of a long-standing line of research regarding how peer density affects health, researchers have sought to understand the multifaceted ways that the density of contemporaries living and interacting in proximity to one another influence social networks and knowledge diffusion, and subsequently health and well-being. This study examined peer density effects on oral health for racial/ethnic minority older adults living in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, New York, NY.

    Methods: Peer age-group density was estimated by smoothing US Census data with 4 kernel bandwidths ranging from 0. Read More

    Clinical validation and assessment of a modular fluorescent imaging system and algorithm for rapid detection and quantification of dental plaque.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 28;17(1):162. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    Department of Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 75 Amherst Street, E14, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA.
    Background: Significant numbers of adults and children have untreated plaque due to poor oral hygiene and consequently suffer from associate dental and systemic diseases.

    Methods: A handheld device equipped with 405 nm light-emitting diodes was constructed to examine the prevalence of red fluorescence signatures associated with dental plaque. This device was used for in vivo imaging of all four incisors and all four canines of twenty-eight consenting human subjects. Read More

    Autotransplantation of mature and immature third molars in 23 Chinese patients: a clinical and radiological follow-up study.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 28;17(1):163. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    Department of Endodontics, School of Stomatology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
    Background: We investigated the clinical and radiographic outcomes of autotransplanted teeth over a follow-up period of 2 to 8 years, and summarize the findings of other relevant studies with regard to the primary factors that influence a good prognosis in such patients.

    Methods: Twenty-three patients (6 men, 17 women) who attended Tanggu Stomatological Hospital, Tianjin, China, from 2008 through 2013, were included in the study. These patients presented with a variety of dental problems, including tooth loss, residual crowns, missing first or second molars, dental trauma, tooth fracture, and unrestored teeth. Read More

    School workers' knowledge, attitude and behaviour related to use of Toombak: a cross sectional study from Khartoum state, Sudan.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 21;17(1):160. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
    University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Dentistry, Omdurman, Sudan.
    Background: Toombak is a form of smokeless tobacco (SLT) that is locally made and consumed in Sudan and contains several carcinogenic elements. Use of Toombak has been etiologically linked to various oral diseases including oral cancer. This study aimed to obtain baseline information about the Toombak use among Sudanese school workers, as well as their knowledge about Toombak related health hazards and attitude towards their role in Toombak control. Read More

    Hierarchizing caries risk factors among first-year university students in Nice (France): a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 12 21;17(1):159. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
    Université Côte d'Azur, UFR Odontologie, 24 avenue des diables bleus, 06357, Nice cedex 4, France.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to rank the risk factors for dental caries among first-year university students in Nice (France).

    Methods: All first-year students are required to undergo a compulsory preventive medical examination. Among these students, volunteers were offered a dental visit. Read More

    Care delivery and compensation system changes: a case study of organizational readiness within a large dental care practice organization in the United States.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 20;17(1):157. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Advantage Dental Services LLC, Redmond, OR, USA.
    Background: Dental care delivery systems in the United States are consolidating and large practice organizations are becoming more common. At the same time, greater accountability for addressing disparities in access to care is being demanded when public funds are used to pay for care. As change occurs within these new practice structures, attempts to implement change in the delivery system may be hampered by failure to understand the organizational climate or fail to prepare employees to accommodate new goals or processes. Read More

    Association of dietary habits and parental-reported sleep tooth grinding with tooth wear in children with mixed dentition.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 20;17(1):156. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Department of Oral Kinesiology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004, 1081 LA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Background: Tooth wear has a multifactorial etiology, thus it should be assessed within a multiple-variable framework. The objective of this investigation was to assess the association of dietary habits and parental-reported sleep tooth grinding (STG) with tooth wear in children with mixed dentition.

    Methods: One hundred twenty-one (N = 121) subjects (mean age 9. Read More

    Evaluation of serum zinc levels in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS).
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 20;17(1):158. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Department of Gerodontology and Oral Pathology, University of Medical Sciences, ul. Bukowska 70, 60-812, Poznań, Poland.
    Background: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is an ulcerative disease of the oral mucosa without a clearly defined etiology. The aim of the study was to evaluate the serum zinc levels in patients with RAS in comparison to healthy controls and to validate the association between zinc levels and the course of RAS.

    Methods: Seventy-five patients with RAS and 72 controls underwent full dental examination. Read More

    A new digital denture procedure: a first practitioners appraisal.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 20;17(1):155. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Université Clermont Auvergne, CROC, F-63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
    Background: Historically, the complete removable denture is the last prosthetic procedure to switch to digital techniques whose advantages are mainly observed in the laboratory stages; however, it is not possible to measure the depressibility of the oral mucosa using optical cameras, thus conventional impression techniques are still necessary. This article describes the clinical and laboratory procedure and practitioners appraisal of the first fifteen digitally designed complete removable dental prostheses.

    Methods: Several systems are now available including the Wieland® Digital Denture® which offers a complete procedure. Read More

    Dental and medical health status and oral health knowledge among visually impaired and sighted female schoolchildren in Riyadh: a comparative study.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 19;17(1):154. Epub 2017 Dec 19.
    College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Background: The impact of visual impairment on oral health in the literature is inconclusive, and the available information on the medical and dental health status of visually impaired children is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental and medical health status, and to assess the oral health knowledge of visually impaired girls aged 6-12 years, and compare them to that of sighted children.

    Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was carried out on 79 visually impaired and 83 age-matched sighted female primary school children. Read More

    Oral cancer screening practices of oral health professionals in Australia.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 15;17(1):151. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia.
    Background: To evaluate oral cancer-related screening practices of Oral Health Professionals (OHPs - dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists) practising in Victoria, Australia.

    Methods: A 36-item survey was distributed to 3343 OHPs. Items included socio-demographic and work-related characteristics; self-assessed knowledge of oral cancer; perceived level of confidence in discussing oral health behaviors with patients; oral cancer screening practices; and self-evaluated need for additional training on screening procedures for oral cancer. Read More

    Learning effects of different training models for border molding from the perspective of dental students.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 16;17(1):152. Epub 2017 Dec 16.
    Department of Gerontology and Gerodontology, Graduate School, Gerodontology and Oral Rehabilitation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8549, Japan.
    Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different practical training models on the comprehension and evaluation of practical training among dental students.

    Methods: The study subjects were all sixth-year dental students at our institute, and the study took place over three consecutive years (n = 58, 63, and 65, respectively). In practical training, all students learned border molding, and practical models were modified each year from plaster models to silicone models and then to silicone models mounted in mannequins. Read More

    The Candida species that are important for the development of atrophic glossitis in xerostomia patients.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 16;17(1):153. Epub 2017 Dec 16.
    Department of Clinical Pathophysiology., Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University Dental Hospital, 2-1-3 Tsurumi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, 230-8501, Japan.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to clarify the species of Candida that are important for the development of atrophic glossitis in xerostomia patients.

    Methods: A total of 231 patients with subjective dry mouth were enrolled in the present study. Logistic regression analysis was performed to clarify the contribution of each Candida species and other variables to the development of atrophic glossitis. Read More

    Clinical applications and effectiveness of guided implant surgery: a critical review based on randomized controlled trials.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 13;17(1):150. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Lyon, Lyon, France.
    Background: Nowadays implant placement protocols are widespread among clinicians all over the world. However, available literature, only partially analyses what can be potential benefits for the clinicians and patients, often focusing just on specific aspects, such as accuracy. The purpose of this review is to compare computer guided implant placement with conventional treatment protocols. Read More

    Prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus DNA and Porphyromonas gingivalis in Japanese peri-implantitis patients.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 12;17(1):148. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Yorimasa Ogata, Department of Periodontology and Research Institute of Oral Science, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, 2-870-1 Skakaecho-nishi, Matsudo, Chiba, 271-8587, Japan.
    Background: Peri-implantitis (PI) is an inflammatory reaction associated with functional deterioration of supporting bones around the dental implant. Recent studies suggested Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is involved in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. We investigated the association between EBV and Porphyromonas gingivalis in Japanese PI patients. Read More

    Apical periodontitis in southern Estonian population: prevalence and associations with quality of root canal fillings and coronal restorations.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 12;17(1):147. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Institute of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu, Estonia.
    Background: Apical periodontitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease around the apex of a tooth root. Reported prevalence of AP ranges from 27% to 83% while the data about most post-Soviet countries are still missing. Knowing the prevalence of AP within a certain population helps to plan the treatment need and evaluate the success of endodontic interventions. Read More

    Intraoral scanners in dentistry: a review of the current literature.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 12;17(1):149. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
    Background: Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. The purpose of this narrative review on the use of IOS was to: (1) identify the advantages/disadvantages of using optical impressions compared to conventional impressions; (2) investigate if optical impressions are as accurate as conventional impressions; (3) evaluate the differences between the IOS currently available commercially; (4) determine the current clinical applications/limitations in the use of IOS.

    Methods: Electronic database searches were performed using specific keywords and MeSH terms. Read More

    Horizontal ridge reconstruction of the anterior maxilla using customized allogeneic bone blocks with a minimally invasive technique - a case series.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 8;17(1):146. Epub 2017 Dec 8.
    Department of Oral Surgery, Dental School of Lyon, University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, 6-8 rue Guillaume Paradin, 69007, Lyon, France.
    Background: Different surgical procedures have been proposed to achieve horizontal ridge reconstruction of the anterior maxilla; all these procedures, however, require bone replacement materials to be adapted to the bone defect at the time of implantation, resulting in complex and time-consuming procedures. The purpose of this study was to describe how to use a 3D printed hardcopy model of the maxilla to prepare customized milled bone blocks, to be adapted on the bone defect areas using a minimally invasive subperiosteal tunneling technique.

    Methods: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of the atrophic maxilla of six patients were acquired and modified into 3D reconstruction models. Read More

    Five years' follow-up of dental fear and anxiety, experience of dental care and oral health behaviour in Swedish preterm and full-term adolescents.
    BMC Oral Health 2017 Dec 4;17(1):145. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Department of Stomatognathic Physiology, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Background: There is rising concern about how preterm birth affects long-term health later in life. The various effects that preterm birth have on developmental outcomes, cognitive profiles and medical health may also affect levels of cooperation in the dental care situation in addition to general oral health and other oral health-related habits. Oral health is an integral part of one's general health and well-being; however, less is known about how prematurity affects oral health and other related areas such as dental care, and including dental fear and anxiety (DFA) in individuals during adolescence and adulthood. Read More

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