Epidemiology of oral health

Section edited by Peter Robinson

This section aims to publish research on the social determinants of oral health, and the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of oral health, oral health related quality of life and disease

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  1. Research article

    Knowledge about preventive dentistry versus self-reported competence in providing preventive oral healthcare – a study among Nepalese dentists

    Dentists’ and dental healthcare providers’ professional knowledge and attitude towards the prevention of oral diseases may have an impact on the oral health of the general population. The aim of this study was...

    Madhu Wagle, Ganesh Acharya, Purusotam Basnet and Tordis A. Trovik

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:76

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  2. Research article

    A comparison of DALYs for periodontal disease in China between 1990 and 2013: insights from the 2013 global burden of disease study

    China has undergone a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition with fast ecomonic development since the 1980s. Oral health is becoming a major public health problem as the prevalence of non-communicabl...

    Qi Zhang, Zhixin Li, Chunxiao Wang, Yunning Liu, Yang Yang, Scottie Bussell, Maigeng Zhou and Linhong Wang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:74

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  3. Research article

    An assessment of the impacts of child oral health in Indonesia and associations with self-esteem, school performance and perceived employability

    Previous surveys have indicated that a majority of Indonesian children have poor oral health. However, little detailed information is available on underlying causation and none that examine impacts of oral hea...

    Diah Ayu Maharani, Melissa Adiatman, Anton Rahardjo, Girvan Burnside and Cynthia Pine

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:65

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Odontogenic tumors in Ethiopia: eight years retrospective study

    Odontogenic tumor (OT) comprises a large heterogeneous group of lesions arising from tooth producing tissues or its remnants. Studies on OTs are scarce in Ethiopia. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the ...

    Bruktawit Kebede, Dawit Tare, Birke Bogale and Fessahaye Alemseged

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:54

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators among Japanese and Irish adult patients with different socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional study

    A previous study has shown deficient knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators in a Japanese adult population regarded to have a high interest in preventive dentistry. No prior research has investigated cari...

    Makiko Nishi, Máiréad Harding, Virginia Kelleher, Helen Whelton and Finbarr Allen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:55

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Temporal relationship between dysthymia and temporomandibular disorder: a population-based matched case-control study in Taiwan

    Numerous studies have reported a relationship between depression and temporomandibular disorders (TMD), but the conclusions remain undefined. The aim of this article was to examine the temporal relationship be...

    Shang-Lun Lin, Shang-Liang Wu, Shun-Yao Ko, Ching-Yu Yen, Wei-Fan Chiang and Jung-Wu Yang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:50

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio are associated with periodontal pocketing—results of the Health 2000 Survey

    Body mass index (BMI) has been found to associate with different parameters of chronic periodontal disease in previous studies. It is reasonable to expect that central adiposity measures, such as waist circumf...

    Sanna Kangas, Petra Timonen, Matti Knuuttila, Antti Jula, Pekka Ylöstalo and Anna-Maija Hannele Syrjälä

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:48

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Associations among oral health-related quality of life, subjective symptoms, clinical status, and self-rated oral health in Japanese university students: a cross-sectional study

    The present study aimed to elucidate the associations among self-rated oral health, clinical oral health status, oral health behaviors, subjective oral symptoms, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL...

    Mayu Yamane-Takeuchi, Daisuke Ekuni, Shinsuke Mizutani, Kota Kataoka, Ayano Taniguchi-Tabata, Tetsuji Azuma, Michiko Furuta, Takaaki Tomofuji, Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Manabu Morita

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:127

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Disk displacement, eccentric condylar position, osteoarthrosis – misnomers for variations of normality? Results and interpretations from an MRI study in two age cohorts

    Clinical decision-making and prognostic statements in individuals with manifest or suspected temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) may involve assessment of (a) the position of articular disc relative to the mand...

    Jens C. Türp, Anna Schlenker, Johannes Schröder, Marco Essig and Marc Schmitter

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:124

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Oral-health-related background factors and dental service utilisation among Sudanese children with and without a congenital heart defects

    Sudanese children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) were found to have poorer oral health than those without CHDs. The aims of this study were to: describe the patterns of oral-health-related background fac...

    H. M. Ali, M. Mustafa, E. F. Nasir, S. A. Lie, S. Hasabalrasol, O. H. Elshazali, R. W. Ali and M. S. Skeie

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:123

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  11. Research article

    Oral health and coronary heart disease

    It is well documented that there is some correlation between poor oral health in the form of periodontal disease and coronary heart disease (CHD). It is unclear whether this correlation is due to a causal rela...

    Marc J. Mathews, Edward H. Mathews and George E. Mathews

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:122

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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