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    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

  2. 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

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    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

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    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

  5. Research article

    Effects of periodontal treatment on the medical status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study

    Studies have demonstrated that periodontal disease is associated with the development of systemic complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The purpose of this pilot study was to investig...

    Joichiro Hayashi, Akihiko Hasegawa, Kohei Hayashi, Takafumi Suzuki, Makiko Ishii, Hideharu Otsuka, Kazuhiro Yatabe, Seiichi Goto, Junichi Tatsumi and Kitetsu Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:77

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    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

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    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

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    Psychometric characteristics of the “General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) » in a French representative sample of patients with schizophrenia

    The “General Oral Health Assessment Index” (GOHAI) was widely used in clinical or epidemiological studies worldwide, as it was available for use in different languages. Therefore, the aim of this study was to ...

    Frederic Denis, Mohamad Hamad, Benoit Trojak, Stéphanie Tubert-Jeannin, Corinne Rat, Jean-François Pelletier and Nathalie Rude

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:75

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Effect of patient anxiety on image motion artefacts in CBCT

    Artefacts in images related to patient movement decrease image quality, potentially necessitating re-scanning, which leads to an extra radiation dose for the patient. Thus, avoiding patient motion reduces pati...

    Elif Yıldızer Keriş

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:73

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    Effect of vulcanization temperature and dental stone colour on colour degradation of maxillofacial silicone elastomers

    Colour degradation is a major problem in maxillofacial silicone elastomers. Recent studies have focused on colour stability and the mechanical properties of the silicone elastomers. A colour match is also esse...

    Ebru Demet Cifter, Meltem Ozdemir – Karatas, Emrah Baca, Adem Cinarli, Ali Balik, Erkan Sancakli and Bilge Gokcen-Rohlig

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:72

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

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    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

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Effect of cigarette smoking on subgingival bacteria in healthy subjects and patients with chronic periodontitis

    Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk of periodontal destruction and developing chronic periodontitis (CP). It is also reported to affect the subgingival bacterial profile among CP patients. However,...

    Jumana A. Karasneh, Rola A. Al Habashneh, Nour Aldain S. Marzouka and Martin H. Thornhill

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:64

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Release kinetics and mitogenic capacity of collagen barrier membranes supplemented with secretome of activated platelets - the in vitro response of fibroblasts of the periodontal ligament and the gingiva

    Platelet preparations can stimulate the healing process and have mitogenic properties. We hypothesized that collagen barrier membranes (CBM), clinically used in guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regen...

    Eva-Maria Mozgan, Michael Edelmayer, Klara Janjić, Manuela Pensch, Michael B. Fischer, Andreas Moritz and Hermann Agis

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:66

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    The investigation of Helicobacter pylori in the dental biofilm and saliva samples of children with dyspeptic complaints

    The oral cavity can be an extra-gastric reservoir for Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori). This can play a role in the pathogenesis of halitosis, glossitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, and dental caries. The presen...

    Damla Aksit Bıcak, Serap Akyuz, Binnur Kıratlı, Merve Usta, Nafiye Urganci, Burcin Alev, Aysen Yarat and Fikrettin Sahin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:67

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    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

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