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    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

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    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

  3. Research article

    Reliability and diagnostic validity of a joint vibration analysis device

    This observational study was designed to evaluate the reliability and diagnostic validity of Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) in subjects with bilateral disc displacement with reduction and in subjects with bila...

    Sonia Sharma, Heidi C. Crow, Krishnan Kartha, W. D. McCall and Yoly M. Gonzalez

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:56

    Published on: 16 February 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

    A pilot randomised controlled trial evaluating mini and conventional implant retained dentures on the function and quality of life of patients with an edentulous mandible

    Total tooth loss (edentulism) can be a debilitating condition, impacting on ability to chew, speak and interact with others. The most common treatment is with complete removable dentures, which may be successf...

    Sarra Jawad, Craig Barclay, William Whittaker, Martin Tickle and Tanya Walsh

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:53

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of Candida albicans and non-albicans on the tongue dorsa of elderly people living in a post-disaster area: a cross-sectional survey

    Candida species are normal commensal organisms of the mouth. However, they can cause oral mucosal and severe systemic infections in persons with reduced immune function, which is commo...

    Toshiro Sato, Mitsuo Kishi, Miki Suda, Kiyomi Sakata, Haruki Shimoda, Hiroyuki Miura, Akira Ogawa and Seiichiro Kobayashi

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:51

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    In vitro effects of hyaluronic acid on human periodontal ligament cells

    Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been reported to have a positive effect on periodontal wound healing following nonsurgical and surgical therapy. However, to date, a few basic in vitro studies have been reported to inves...

    Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Müller, Andrea Mueller, Adrian Lussi, Anton Sculean, Patrick R. Schmidlin and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:44

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic

    Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to identify the management approaches for DH among United States dentists.

    Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Cyril Meyerowitz, Mark S. Litaker, Sidney Chonowski, Marc W. Heft, Valeria V. Gordan, Robin L. Yardic, Theresa E. Madden, Stephanie C. Reyes and Gregg H. Gilbert

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:41

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  14. 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

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