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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives

    Collaboration between dental practitioners and non-dental primary care providers has the potential to improve oral health care for people in rural and remote communities, where access to oral health services i...

    Jackie Stuart, Ha Hoang, Len Crocombe and Tony Barnett

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:99

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study

    Until now, only a few studies have compared the ability of different intraoral scanners (IOS) to capture high-quality impressions in patients with dental implants. Hence, the aim of this study was to compare t...

    Mario Imburgia, Silvia Logozzo, Uli Hauschild, Giovanni Veronesi, Carlo Mangano and Francesco Guido Mangano

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:92

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Unstimulated salivary flow, pH, proteins and oral health in patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    There have been inconsistent conclusions regarding salivary abnormalities and their effect on oral health of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the flow rate...

    Agnieszka Kobus, Anna Kierklo, Anna Zalewska, Anna Kuźmiuk, Sławomir Dariusz Szajda, Sławomir Ławicki and Joanna Bagińska

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:94

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on human gingival fibroblast, osteoblast and periodontal ligament cell behaviour

    The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP, GLO) has been used as an adjunct to various regenerative dental procedures. The aim of the present study was to characterize the influence of PRP on human gingival fibrobl...

    Eizaburo Kobayashi, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Anton Sculean, Vivianne Chappuis, Daniel Buser, Benoit Schaller, Ferenc Dőri and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:91

    Published on: 2 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:98

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