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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

    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

  3. Research article

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Research article

    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

  7. Research article

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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