Clinical oral healthcare research

Section edited by Anton Sculean and Alpdogan Kantarci

This section looks to publish studies done in a clinical setting that evaluate either existing or new treatments or preventative techniques for oral disease; randomised clinical trials and systematic reviews are especially encouraged

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  1. Research article

    Satisfaction with dental care among patients who receive invasive or non-invasive treatment for non-cavitated early dental caries: findings from one region of the National Dental PBRN

    The objectives were to: (1) quantify patient satisfaction with treatment for early dental caries overall, and according to whether or not (2a) the patient received invasive treatment; (2b) was high-risk for de...

    Sonya T. Mitchell, Ellen Funkhouser, Valeria V. Gordan, Joseph L. Riley, Sonia K. Makhija, Mark S. Litaker and Gregg H. Gilbert

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:70

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Profiling intraoral neuropathic disturbances following lingual nerve injury and in burning mouth syndrome

    The aim of the study was to analyse intraoral neurophysiological changes in patients with unilateral lingual nerve lesions as well as patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) by applying a standardized Quant...

    Amely Hartmann, Robin Seeberger, Malte Bittner, Roman Rolke, Claudia Welte-Jzyk and Monika Daubländer

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:68

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Clinical registry of dental outcomes in head and neck cancer patients (OraRad): rationale, methods, and recruitment considerations

    Most head and neck (H&N) cancer patients receive high-dose external beam radiation therapy (RT), often in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, high-dose RT has significant adverse effec...

    Rajesh V. Lalla, Leslie Long-Simpson, James S. Hodges, Nathaniel Treister, Thomas Sollecito, Brian Schmidt, Lauren L. Patton and Michael T. Brennan

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:59

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Effect of removable functional appliances on mandibular length in patients with class II with retrognathism: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Orthopedic functional devices, are used to improve mandibular length in skeletal class II patients. However, the orthopedic functional device with the best effect to increasing the mandibular length, has not b...

    Adriana Santamaría-Villegas, Rubén Manrique-Hernandez, Emery Alvarez-Varela and Claudia Restrepo-Serna

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:52

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Assessing the progression of chronic periodontitis using subgingival pathogen levels: a 24-month prospective multicenter cohort study

    The diagnosis of the progression of periodontitis presently depends on the use of clinical symptoms (such as attachment loss) and radiographic imaging. The aim of the multicenter study described here was to ev...

    E. Kakuta, Y. Nomura, T. Morozumi, T. Nakagawa, T. Nakamura, K. Noguchi, A. Yoshimura, Y. Hara, O. Fujise, F. Nishimura, T. Kono, M. Umeda, M. Fukuda, T. Noguchi, N. Yoshinari, C. Fukaya…

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:46

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  6. Research article

    A comparison of the shaping ability of three nickel-titanium rotary instruments: a micro-computed tomography study via a contrast radiopaque technique in vitro

    Micro-CT (μCT) studies that combine simulated canals with meglucamine diatrizoate to evaluate the shaping ability of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this...

    Zhao Wei, Zhi Cui, Ping Yan and Han Jiang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:39

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  7. Case report

    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in association with pyoderma gangraenosum

    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare acquired inflammatory skeletal disorder of unknown origin. CRMO was first described by Gideon in 1972 and mainly affects children and young adults of...

    Matthias Christian Wurm, Ines Brecht, Michael Lell, Kathrin Brunner, Konstantinos Theodorou Mitsimponas, Martin Chada, Julia Jahn, Friedrich-Wilhelm Neukam and Cornelius von Wilmowsky

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:85

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  8. Research article

    Influence of Invisalign treatment with interproximal enamel reduction (IER) on bone volume for adult crowding: a retrospective three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography study

    The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional datasets to identify associations between treatment for adult crowding using Invisalign and interproximal enamel reduction (IER) and changes in the bone volume.

    Andreas Hellak, Nicola Schmidt, Michael Schauseil, Steffen Stein, Thomas Drechsler and Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:83

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  9. Research article

    A randomised clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a 67 % sodium bicarbonate-containing dentifrice on 0.2 % chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash tooth staining

    Gingivitis can develop as a reaction to dental plaque. It can be limited by curtailing plaque build-up through actions including tooth brushing and the use of medicinal mouthwashes, such as those containing ch...

    Ivy Akwagyiram, Andrew Butler, Robert Maclure, Patrick Colgan, Nicole Yan and Mary Lynn Bosma

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:79

    Published on: 25 August 2016

  10. Research article

    Association of genetic polymorphisms in interferon-γ, interleukin-6 and transforming growth factor-β1 gene with oral lichen planus susceptibility

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a premalignant mucocutaneous disease in which genetic factors and immune responses play a major role. Cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis and disease progression of...

    Maha Ali M. Al-Mohaya, Lubna Al-Otaibi, Fahad Al-Harthi, Ebtissam Al Bakr, Misbahul Arfin and Abdulrahman Al-Asmari

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:76

    Published on: 20 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Parallel study about the effects of psychotherapy on patients with dental phobia determined by anxiety scores and saliva secretion and composition

    The aim of this study was to determine the success of psychotherapeutic treatment for dental phobia by measurement of anxiety using the dental anxiety score (DAS), the state trait anxiety score (STAI state), s...

    E. A. Naumova, S. Faber, P. Lindner, A. Wannemueller., T. Sandulescu, P. Joehren and W. H. Arnold

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:32

    Published on: 2 August 2016

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