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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    Knowledge, experience and perceptions regarding Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) amongst Australian and Chilean public oral health care practitioners

    Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is a prevalent developmental defect of tooth enamel associated with a high burden of disease. The present study aimed to survey Australian and Chilean oral health care pr...

    K. Gambetta-Tessini, R. Mariño, A. Ghanim, H. Calache and D. J. Manton

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:75

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  8. Research article

    Television-based health promotion in general practice waiting rooms in London: a cross-sectional study evaluating patients’ knowledge and intentions to access dental services

    This study aimed to evaluate whether television-based dental health promotion initiatives in General Practice waiting rooms would increase patients’ knowledge of and intentions to seek dental services.

    Mohammed Jawad, Sam Ingram, Imran Choudhury, Anne Airebamen, Kostakis Christodoulou and Amanda Wilson Sharma

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:24

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  9. Research article

    The mediating role of general self-efficacy in the association between perceived social support and oral health-related quality of life after initial periodontal therapy

    Although initial periodontal therapy can ease some physical and psychological discomforts from periodontitis and improve patients’ oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), it is also vital to find positiv...

    Lei Miao, Jingwen Feng, Liuzhong Wu, Shuwei Zhang, Ziming Ge and Yaping Pan

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:68

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  10. Research article

    Evaluating the impact of caries prevention and management by caries risk assessment guidelines on clinical practice in a dental teaching hospital

    Clinical practice guidelines on ‘Dental caries prevention and management by caries risk assessment for pre-school children in Hong Kong’ were developed using ADAPTE process and Delphi consensus technique. This st...

    Gillian H. M. Lee, Colman McGrath and Cynthia K. Y. Yiu

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:58

    Published on: 26 May 2016

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