Delivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care

Section edited by Rodrigo Jose Marino

This section aims to publish research on the costs, policies and regulations affecting dental care, the effectiveness of oral health promotion, the experience of vulnerable groups and the psychological aspects of dental care (e.g. dental fear)

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  1. Research article

    Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives

    Collaboration between dental practitioners and non-dental primary care providers has the potential to improve oral health care for people in rural and remote communities, where access to oral health services i...

    Jackie Stuart, Ha Hoang, Len Crocombe and Tony Barnett

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:99

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  2. Research article

    The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries

    We describe development of the Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Basic Research Factors Questionnaire (BRFQ), a battery of measures assessing common potential predictors, mediators, and moderators of ECC. Individua...

    Judith Albino, Tamanna Tiwari, Stuart A. Gansky, Michelle M. Henshaw, Judith C. Barker, Angela G. Brega, Steven E. Gregorich, Brenda Heaton, Terrence S. Batliner, Belinda Borrelli, Paul Geltman, Nancy R. Kressin, Jane A. Weintraub, Tracy L. Finlayson and Raul I. Garcia

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:83

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Effects of an educational intervention on oral hygiene and self-care among people with mental illness in Japan: a longitudinal study

    The oral hygiene of patients with a mental illness is an important concern in psychiatric care, and it is necessary to increase the level of self-care among these patients. In this study, we administered an or...

    Hatsumi Yoshii, Nobutaka Kitamura, Kouhei Akazawa and Hidemitsu Saito

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:81

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Inequality in unmet dental care needs among South Korean adults

    The current public health research agenda was to identify the means to reduce oral health inequalities internationally. The objectives of this study were to provide evidence of inequality in unmet dental needs...

    Nayoung Kim, Chang-yup Kim and Hosung Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:80

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Use of oral health care services in Finnish adults – results from the cross-sectional Health 2000 and 2011 Surveys

    During the 2000s, two major legislative reforms concerning oral health care have been implemented in Finland. One entitled the whole population to subsidized care and the other regulated the timeframes of acce...

    Anna L. Suominen, Sari Helminen, Satu Lahti, Miira M. Vehkalahti, Matti Knuuttila, Sinikka Varsio and Anne Nordblad

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:78

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Higher education in Gerodontology in European Universities

    The rapid aging of the European population and the subsequent increase in the oral care needs in older adults necessitates adequate training of dental professionals in Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry). This...

    Anastassia Kossioni, Gerry McKenna, Frauke Müller, Martin Schimmel and Jacques Vanobbergen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:71

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Oral Cancer Awareness Among Dental Patients in Omdurman, Sudan: a cross-sectional Study

    Oral cancer is a preventable disease. Its occurrence is mostly due to lifestyle. In Sudan, the use of smokeless tobacco (Toombak) has long been linked to oral cancer. Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of ora...

    Tasneem Mohammed Babiker, Khansa Awad Alkareem Osman, Safa Abdelrawf Mohamed, Matab Abdalrhaman Mohamed and Hatim Mohammed Almahdi

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:69

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Midwestern Latino caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes and sense making of the oral health etiology, prevention and barriers that inhibit their children’s oral health: a CBPR approach

    Using community-based participatory research, the Health Protection Model was used to understand the cultural experiences, attitudes, knowledge and behaviors surrounding caries etiology, its prevention and bar...

    Kimberly K. Walker, E. Angeles Martínez-Mier, Armando E. Soto-Rojas, Richard D. Jackson, Sarah M. Stelzner, Lorena C. Galvez, Gabriela J. Smith, Miriam Acevedo, Laura Dandelet and Dulce Vega

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:61

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  9. Research article

    National dental policies and socio-demographic factors affecting changes in the incidence of periodontal treatments in Korean: A nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study from 2002–2013

    Dental insurance coverage has recently expanded in Korea. The number of patients diagnosed with periodontal disease (PD), and the actual number of periodontally compromised patients has increased. However, few...

    Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Seok Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Hye-In Kweon, Young-Taek Kim and Seong-Ho Choi

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:118

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Patient-Reported oral health outcome measurement for children and adolescents

    Oral health is an important component of daily functioning and well-being. A comprehensive patient-reported oral health measure is needed to gauge the impact of oral health status on children and adolescents. ...

    Honghu Liu, Ron D. Hays, Marvin Marcus, Ian Coulter, Carl Maida, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Jie Shen, Yan Wang, Vladimir Spolsky, Steve Lee, Li Cai and James Crall

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:95

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  11. Research article

    Prevalence of early childhood caries and enamel defects in four and five-year old Qatari preschool children

    Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in early childhood in most communities worldwide. Several studies conducted in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have documented a high prevalence of ea...

    Asmaa Alkhtib, Aghareed Ghanim, Meredith Temple-Smith, Louise Brearley Messer, Marie Pirotta and Michael Morgan

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:73

    Published on: 18 August 2016

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