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    Socioeconomic disparities in orthodontic treatment outcomes and expenditure on orthodontics in England’s state-funded National Health Service: a retrospective observational study

    This study aimed to assess whether there are potential areas for efficiency improvements in the National Health Service (NHS) orthodontic service in North West England and to assess the socioeconomic status (S...

    Juliet Price, William Whittaker, Stephen Birch, Paul Brocklehurst and Martin Tickle

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:123

    Published on: 19 September 2017

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    Lessons learned on recruitment and retention in hard-to-reach families in a phase III randomised controlled trial of preparatory information for children undergoing general anaesthesia

    Recruitment and retention are documented as two of the most difficult elements of conducting clinical trials. These issues are even more challenging in paediatric trials, particularly when the families being r...

    C. Huntington, J. Timothy Newton, N. Donaldson, C. Liossi, P. A. Reynolds, R. Alharatani and M. T. Hosey

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:122

    Published on: 7 September 2017

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    Association among oral symptoms, oral health-related quality of life, and health-related quality of life in a sample of adults living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multidimensional construct that refers to an individual’s self-perceived well-being. This study used the revised Wilson and Cleary HRQOL model to investigate the ass...

    Nurulasmak Mohamed, Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Anilawati Mat Jelani

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:119

    Published on: 22 August 2017

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    Comparing the effect of 0.06% -, 0.12% and 0.2% Chlorhexidine on plaque, bleeding and side effects in an experimental gingivitis model: a parallel group, double masked randomized clinical trial

    Chlorhexidine is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention. The aim of the present study was to compare the plaque and gingivitis inhibiting effect of commercial products containing 0.2%, 0.12% and 0.06% c...

    Maliha Haydari, Ayse Gul Bardakci, Odd Carsten Koldsland, Anne Merete Aass, Leiv Sandvik and Hans R. Preus

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:118

    Published on: 18 August 2017

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    Influence of sense of coherence on adolescents’ self-perceived dental aesthetics; a cross-sectional study

    Sense of coherence (SOC) is a psychosocial factor capable of influencing perception of health, improving one’s ability to manage life. It is the central construct of salutogenesis. SOC allows for identificatio...

    Aline Cavalcanti da Costa, Fabrícia Soares Rodrigues, Priscila Prosini da Fonte, Aronita Rosenblatt, Nicola Patricia Thérèse Innes and Mônica Vilela Heimer

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:117

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    Is histologic esophagitis associated with dental erosion: a cross-sectional observational study?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects 15–25% of children and adolescents in the United States. The diagnosis of GERD in children is complex as reported symptoms or symptom profiles have been found to ...

    Lynn Roosa Friesen, Brenda Bohaty, Robin Onikul, Mary P. Walker, Caren Abraham, Karen B. Williams, Jose T. Cocjin, Eileen L. Cocjin and Craig A. Friesen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:116

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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    Genotypic diversity and phenotypic traits of Streptococcus mutans isolates and their relation to severity of early childhood caries

    Early childhood caries (ECC) is an aggressive condition that can affect teeth of young children. This study aimed to evaluate genotypic diversity and phenotypic traits of S. mutans isolated from dental biofilms o...

    Remberto Marcelo Argandoña Valdez, Cristiane Duque, Karina Sampaio Caiaffa, Vanessa Rodrigues dos Santos, Maria Luiza de Aguiar Loesch, Natalia Helena Colombo, Rodrigo Alex Arthur, Thais de Cássia Negrini, Marcelo Fabiano Gomes Boriollo and Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:115

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Digital evaluation of nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansion with different anchorage and appliance design

    Scientific evidence showed that rapid maxillary expansion (RME) affects naso-maxillary complex, increasing nasal width and volume. This study aimed to evaluate nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansio...

    Rosamaria Fastuca, Paola Lorusso, Manuel O Lagravère, Ambra Michelotti, Marco Portelli, Piero Antonio Zecca, Vincenzo D’ Antò, Angela Militi, Riccardo Nucera and Alberto Caprioglio

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:113

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Influence of functional dentition on satisfaction with oral health and impacts on daily performance among Brazilian adults: a population-based cross-sectional study

    Dental esthetics, chewing and speech should be preserved in a dentition denominated functional and are closely related to satisfaction with oral health (SOH), impacts caused by oral problems and have a possible a...

    Loliza Luiz Figueiredo Houri Chalub, Raquel Conceição Ferreira and Andréa Maria Duarte Vargas

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:112

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Competence profiles in undergraduate dental education: a comparison between theory and reality

    Competence profiles are purposed to provide a blueprint in support to develop and/or benchmark the learning outcomes of undergraduate dental curricula. This study aims to investigate whether a competence profi...

    Sebastiaan Koole, Shani Van Den Brulle, Véronique Christiaens, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jan Cosyn and Hugo De Bruyn

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:109

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Evaluation of the safety and efficiency of novel metallic implant scaler tips manufactured by the powder injection molding technique

    Although many studies have compared the properties of ultrasonic scaling instruments, it remains controversial as to which is most suitable for implant scaling. This study evaluated the safety and efficiency o...

    Kyung A. Chun, Kee-Yeon Kum, Woo-Cheol Lee, Seung-Ho Baek, Hae-Won Choi and Won-Jun Shon

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:110

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Apical periodontitis associates with cardiovascular diseases: a cross-sectional study from Sweden

    Periodontal disease associates with systemic diseases but corresponding links regarding apical periodontitis (AP) are not so clear. Hence our aim was to study association between AP and the prevalence of syste...

    Eunice Virtanen, Tapio Nurmi, Per-Östen Söder, Stella Airila-Månsson, Birgitta Söder and Jukka H. Meurman

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:107

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Clinical consequences of untreated dental caries assessed using PUFA index and its covariates in children residing in orphanages of Pakistan

    The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical effects of untreated dental caries in Pakistani children residing in orphanages using the DMFT and PUFA index; association of decay and un...

    Ramsha Kamran, Warda Farooq, Mehreen Riaz Faisal and Faisal Jahangir

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:108

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Oral symptoms and salivary findings in oral lichen planus, oral lichenoid lesions and stomatitis

    To examine if patients with oral lichen planus, oral lichenoid lesions and generalised stomatitis and concomitant contact allergy have more frequent and severe xerostomia, lower unstimulated and chewing-stimul...

    Kristine Roen Larsen, Jeanne Duus Johansen, Jesper Reibel, Claus Zachariae, Kasper Rosing and Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:103

    Published on: 29 June 2017

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    Association of circulating leptin and adiponectin with periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    This study aimed to assess the difference in serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in patients with periodontitis and in periodontally healthy individuals and evaluate the changes in circulating leptin and ad...

    Junfei Zhu, Bin Guo, Xueqi Gan, Ling Zhang, Yuting He, Beilei Liu, Xin Chen, Suhan Zhang and Haiyang Yu

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:104

    Published on: 29 June 2017

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    Association of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation with subjective oral health status and oral functions in Korean adults aged 35 years or more

    Oral health greatly affects well-being throughout the different stages of life from childhood to late adulthood. Loss of teeth due to poor oral health hinders mastication, leading to poor nutrition absorption,...

    Young Sun Kim, Han-Na Kim, Jung-Ha Lee, Se-Yeon Kim, Eun-Joo Jun and Jin-Bom Kim

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:101

    Published on: 23 June 2017

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    Performance of cone beam computed tomography and conventional intraoral radiographs in detecting interproximal alveolar bone lesions: a study in pig mandibles

    Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been largely used in dentistry. Nevertheless, there is lack of evidence regarding CBCT accuracy in the diagnosis of early periodontal lesions as well as the correlation...

    Vanessa Camillo Almeida, Lucas Rodrigues Pinheiro, Fernanda Cristina Sales Salineiro, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, João Batista César Neto, Marcelo Gusmão Paraíso Cavalcanti and Cláudio Mendes Pannuti

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:100

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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