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Clinical oral healthcare research

Section edited by Anton Sculean and Alpdogan Kantarci

This section looks to publish studies done in a clinical setting that evaluate either existing or new treatments or preventative techniques for oral disease; randomised clinical trials and systematic reviews are especially encouraged

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  1. Oral mucositis (OM) is a severe complication cancer patients undergo when treated with chemoradiotherapy. Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy also known as low-level laser therapy has been increasingly used for t...

    Authors: Elodie Courtois, Wafa Bouleftour, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Safa Louati, René-Jean Bensadoun, Claire Rodriguez-Lafrasse and Nicolas Magné

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Protection of the palatal wound is an essential step following harvesting a palatal soft tissue graft. The aim of the current pilot randomized clinical study was to assess the efficacy of using propylene mesh ...

    Authors: Nermin Yussif, Rasha Wagih and Khaled Selim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:208

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Various surface treatment options have been adopted with the aim to improve osseointegration, reducing the overall treatment time. Implant stability of early loaded implants with different modified surfaces wa...

    Authors: Kinga Körmöczi, György Komlós, Petra Papócsi, Ferenc Horváth and Árpád Joób-Fancsaly

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the literature recurrence of peripheral giant cell granuloma and pyogenic granuloma associated with dental implants. It’s important to know the characterist...

    Authors: Nieves Román-Quesada, Beatriz González-Navarro, Keila Izquierdo-Gómez, Enric Jané-Salas, Antonio Marí-Roig, Albert Estrugo-Devesa and José López-López

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:204

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The purpose of the cross sectional study was to investigate the distal extension of the rugae area in a Jordanian (Middle Eastern) population, as an anatomical limitation influencing the surgical decision of h...

    Authors: Khalid Nazmi Said, Areej Sulaiman Abu Khalid and Fathima Fazrina Farook

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:203

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Research studies indicate that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may increase susceptibility to periodontal disease. The mechanisms that link both conditions are not entirely understood. Thus, the study aimed t...

    Authors: Natalia Wendland, Justyna Opydo-Szymaczek, Dorota Formanowicz, Anna Blacha, Grażyna Jarząbek-Bielecka and Małgorzata Mizgier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A dentigerous cyst (DC) is a pathology embracing the crown of an unerupted tooth at risk of malignant transformation. The causal tooth is usually removed together with the cyst. However, if there are orthodont...

    Authors: Marek Nahajowski, Sylwia Hnitecka, Joanna Antoszewska-Smith, Kornelia Rumin, Magdalena Dubowik and Michał Sarul

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Myopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm with perivascular myoid differentiation that arises most commonly in middle adulthood. The lesion generally involves the subcutaneous tissue of distal extremities. ...

    Authors: Dalit Porat Ben Amy, Victoria Yaffe, Rawan Kawar, Sharon Akrish and Imad Abu El-Naaj

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:176

    Content type: Case report

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  9. To evaluate the clinical course and interventions required during two years of follow-up of dental surfaces of deciduous molars diagnosed, and consequently treated, by two different strategies: diagnosis made ...

    Authors: Laura Regina A. Pontes, Juan Sebastian Lara, Tatiane Fernandes Novaes, Julia Gomes Freitas, Thais Gimenez, Bruna Lorena P. Moro, Haline C. M. Maia, José Carlos P. Imparato, Mariana M. Braga, Daniela P. Raggio and Fausto M. Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:168

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Oral health status is associated with the overall health among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, it is unclear whether dental caries is associated with the viral load in...

    Authors: Kimiyo Kikuchi, Junko Yasuoka, Sovannary Tuot, Sumiyo Okawa, Sokunthea Yem, Pheak Chhoun, Makoto Murayama, Chantheany Huot and Siyan Yi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:159

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The aim of this study was to measure the dental pulp inflammatory response through neuropeptides (SP and CGRP) as a response to occlusal trauma, orthodontic movements and a combination of both, as well as the ...

    Authors: Javier Caviedes-Bucheli, Luis Fernando Lopez-Moncayo, Hernan Dario Muñoz-Alvear, Jose Francisco Gomez-Sosa, Luis Eduardo Diaz-Barrera, Hernando Curtidor and Hugo Roberto Munoz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:152

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This randomized clinical trial aimed to compare the preparation time and severity of postoperative pain between HyFlex Electric Discharge Machine (EDM) glide path file (GPF) and PathFile.

    Authors: Yi Han and Xiao-Mei Hou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:150

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gingival recession is a common finding in the adult population. It is considered a challenge for clinicians to obtain a complete root coverage of Miller class III recession. The aim of this case series was to ...

    Authors: Aitziber Fernández-Jiménez, Ruth Estefanía-Fresco, Ana-María García-De-La-Fuente, Xabier Marichalar-Mendia and Luis-Antonio Aguirre-Zorzano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:142

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are related to psychological factors. Adolescence is one of the stages in life with more psychosocial vulnerability, which is dissimilar in rural and urban zones. Thus, the ai...

    Authors: Claudia Restrepo, Ana Maria Ortiz, Ana Carolina Henao and Ruben Manrique

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:140

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been widely utilized in modern medicine and dentistry owing to its ability to rapidly stimulate neoangiogenesis, leading to faster tissue regeneration. While improvements over tr...

    Authors: Richard J. Miron, Tomoyuki Kawase, Anika Dham, Yufeng Zhang, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi and Anton Sculean

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:135

    Content type: Review

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  16. The present study aimed at investigating the prevalence of Apical periodontitis in a Moroccan Adult subpopulation with a non-surgical root canal treatment and to assess associated risk factors including endodo...

    Authors: Imane El Ouarti, Sanaa Chala, Majid Sakout and Faiza Abdallaoui

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Our study aimed to assess the level of IL-1β, CXCL8, and TNF-α in peri-implant sulcular fluid (PISF) collected from patients with no clinical symptoms of mucositis or peri-implantitis and compare them with cyt...

    Authors: Paweł Aleksandrowicz, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, Elżbieta Kozłowska, Paulina Żelechowska, Andrea Enrico Borgonovo and Justyna Agier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:120

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Xerostomia is associated with several diseases and is a side effect of certain drugs, resulting from reduced saliva secretion. Often, aged and sometimes younger people suffer from (idiopathic) xerostomia. Chew...

    Authors: S. Bielfeldt, D. Wilhelm, C. Neumeister, U. Schwantes and K. -P. Wilhelm

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:117

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The aims of this study were (1) to determine the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of panoramic and peri-apical radiographs in diagnosing furcation involvement, as well as (2) to evaluate the possible imp...

    Authors: Gijs Berghuis, Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn, Geert Hommez, Melissa Dierens and Véronique Christiaens

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Larsen syndrome (LS) is a rare disorder of osteochondrodysplasia. In addition to large-joint dislocations, craniofacial anomalies are typical characteristics. In this report, we performed orthodontic analyses,...

    Authors: Madoka Yasunaga, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Kenichi Yanagita and Sachio Tamaoki

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:111

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Mouth breathing is closely related to the facial skeletal development and malocclusion. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of mouth breathing on facial skeletal de...

    Authors: Ziyi Zhao, Leilei Zheng, Xiaoya Huang, Caiyu Li, Jing Liu and Yun Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  22. An odontogenic keratocyst is a lesion characterized by aggressive and infiltrative growth. The lesion is characterized by the existence of satellite microcysts (microtumours) and frequent recurrence (up to 30%...

    Authors: Anna Starzyńska, Paulina Adamska, Łukasz Adamski, Aleksandra Sejda, Piotr Wychowański, Michał Studniarek and Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:107

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The purpose of this prospective clinical diagnostic study with validation was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of near-infrared transillumination (NIRT), laser fluorescence measurement (LF), alternating curr...

    Authors: Friederike Litzenburger, Gerrit Schäfer, Reinhard Hickel, Jan Kühnisch and Katrin Heck

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  24. While there is increasing evidence for the relevance of psychosocial variables such as dental fear or psychological attachment in dentistry, much less is known about the mechanisms that determine the strength ...

    Authors: Christian Graetz, Sirka Woeste, Ullrich Mrowietz and Johannes C. Ehrenthal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Serratiopeptidase has been clinically used in controlling surgical and non-surgical inflammatory conditions. This study was conducted to assess the therapeutic effect of Serratiopeptidase in patients undergoin...

    Authors: Zaid Tamimi, Rola Al Habashneh, Islam Hamad, Mutasim al-Ghazawi, Ala’ Abu Roqa’a and Hamza Kharashgeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:91

    Content type: Research article

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  26. (−)-Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) as green tea catechins possessed antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects on periodontal disease. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical and microbiological ef...

    Authors: Yanfeng Wang, Jiajun Zeng, Qiao Yuan and Qingxian Luan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  27. It is advisable to clean the palate and tongue thoroughly during oral care to protect against nosocomial infections. However, improper cleaning may cause nausea. To date, no robust data are available regarding...

    Authors: Yang Cheng, Yu-feng Zhou, Ya-ping Ding, Ying Xing, Enfang Shan and Hang Sun

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Complete tooth losses are still being major problems which resulted in lesser quality of life especially for elderly patients. However, there are still lack of questionnaire to evaluate the treatment outcome f...

    Authors: Sahaprom Namano and Orapin Komin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:56

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Preservation of the interdental papilla is an essential part of the functional and esthetic rehabilitation of dental treatment. It has been described that thicker gingival tissues are more resistant to recessi...

    Authors: Šimon Belák, Radovan Žižka, Martin Starosta, Jana Zapletalová, Jiří Šedý and Michal Štefanatný

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:43

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  30. The maxillary anterior teeth play a crucial role in smile aesthetics. Previous studies regarding the importance of maxillary lateral incisors for smile aesthetics concentrated on their size, incisor edge level...

    Authors: Xue Jiang, Zhiwei Cao, Yang Yao, Zhihe Zhao and Wen Liao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:42

    Content type: Research article

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  31. This study aimed to assess the effect of a 980-nm diode laser following chemomechanical root canal preparation on the severity of post-operative pain (PP) after root canal treatment (RCT).

    Authors: Tuna Kaplan, Güzide Pelin Sezgin and Sema Sönmez Kaplan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:41

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The systemic inflammatory response and nutritional status of patients with malignant tumors are related to postoperative results. We examined the usefulness of the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as a progn...

    Authors: Atsushi Abe, Hiroki Hayashi, Takanori Ishihama and Hiroshi Furuta

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:40

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Adhesive restorations allow a conservative approach to caries management and are increasingly used as a restorative option in pediatric dentistry. Placement can be difficult in children because of the cooperat...

    Authors: António H. S. Delgado, Hasan Jamal, Anne Young and Paul Ashley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:33

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Patients using antiplatelet drugs following infarctions, acute coronary syndrome or stroke pose a significant clinical problem if it is necessary to perform surgery, including dental surgery, since they are at...

    Authors: Bogumił Lewandowski, Aleksander Myszka, Małgorzata Migut, Ewelina Czenczek-Lewandowska and Robert Brodowski

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:31

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Implant survival and implant success (freedom of biologic complications) are important factors in assessing the success of implant therapy. However, these factors are not the only determinants. Patients’ satis...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Daniel Bäumer, Ann-Kathrin Ozga, Gerd Körner and Amelie Bäumer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:30

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Orthodontic treatment may result in undesirable side effects, such as root resorption and a decrease in the size of the pulp tissue which could be associated with the duration of the orthodontic treatment. Pie...

    Authors: Abdulkarim A. Hatrom, Mohammed S. Howait, Khalid H. Zawawi, Ghassan A. Al-Turki, Reem A. Alansari, Nouf F. Almehayawi, Sarah H. Alammari, Raghda A. Mohammed and Ali H. Hassan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:28

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The prognosis of replantation of an avulsed tooth is affected by the first aid management in the first 15 min after traumatic incident. Knowledge of the optimal management is crucial to successful replantation...

    Authors: Nancy Al Zaher and Mayssoon Dashash

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:24

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  38. The mandibular opening path movements have different directions according to the craniofacial morphology of the patient but always downward and backward, therefore increasing the collapse of the upper airway. ...

    Authors: P. Mayoral Sanz, M. Garcia Reyes, A. Bataller Torras, J. A. Cabrera Castillo and M. O. Lagravère Vich

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Disturbances in the levels of serum constituents occurring in chronic renal diseases can be reflected in the saliva composition. The aim of this study was to assess some selected salivary components in childre...

    Authors: Urszula Kaczmarek, Alina Wrzyszcz-Kowalczyk, Katarzyna Jankowska, Katarzyna Prościak, Monika Mysiak-Dębska, Iwona Przywitowska and Irena Makulska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:17

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Previous studies have reported the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) iron therapy during the perioperative period as an alternative and adjunct to allogeneic blood transfusion. Preemptive IV iron therapy...

    Authors: Min Suk Chae, Mihyun Lee, Min Ho Choi, Je Uk Park, Misun Park, Young Hoon Kim, Hoon Choi, Jin Joo and Young Eun Moon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:16

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  41. The dentin is a tissue, which is formed by odontoblasts at the pulp interface of the teeth that supports the enamel. Odontoblasts, the cranial neural crest cells are derived from ectodermal mesenchymal stem ce...

    Authors: Young-Bum Son, Young-Hoon Kang, Hyeon-Jeong Lee, Si-Jung Jang, Dinesh Bharti, Sung-Lim Lee, Byeong-Gyun Jeon, Bong-Wook Park and Gyu-Jin Rho

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:15

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  42. Clinical trials and laboratory studies from around the world have shown that GC Tooth Mousse Plus® (TMP) is effective in protecting teeth from tooth decay and erosion, buffering dental plaque pH, remineralising w...

    Authors: Alexandra Sbaraini, Geoffrey G. Adams and Eric C. Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:14

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  43. The aim of this triple-blind placebo-controlled parallel-arm randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the clinical effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus SP1 or azithromycin as an adjunct to scaling and root planing...

    Authors: Alicia Morales, Rafael Contador, Joel Bravo, Paola Carvajal, Nora Silva, Franz-Josef Strauss and Jorge Gamonal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:12

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  44. Health problems of premature infants can affect both general and oral health. The enamel defects, poor dietary and oral hygiene habits may predispose these children to dental caries. This study was conducted t...

    Authors: Romana Koberova, Vladimira Radochova, Jana Zemankova, Lenka Ryskova, Zdeněk Broukal and Vlasta Merglova

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:11

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  45. The careful preoperative oral assessment may be useful for safe surgery under general anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of periodontitis in patients with malignant digestive...

    Authors: Shinpei Matsuda, Takanori Goi, Yoshio Yoshida and Hitoshi Yoshimura

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:3

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