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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. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum folate-receptor 1 (FOLR1) levels in subjects with different periodontal status.

    Authors: Duygu Alkan, Berrak Guven, Cigdem Coskun Turer, Umut Balli and Murat Can

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:218

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    Clinical practice guidelines produced by developed countries seemed to be not completely feasible for developing countries due to their different local context. In this study, we designed a customized guidelin...

    Authors: Najmeh Savadi, Omid Barati, Hossein Mirhadi and Ali Golkari

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:217

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to assess the salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase levels in children aged between 6 and 9 years, 3 months and 1 year after the successful completion of dental treatment t...

    Authors: Majed AlMaummar, Huda Othman AlThabit and Sharat Pani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:211

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Tooth brushing with fluoride toothpaste is a key recommendation in evidence-based guidelines for caries prevention. Parents generally have sufficient knowledge to practice tooth brushing for their child, yet m...

    Authors: Maddelon de Jong-Lenters, Monique L’Hoir, Erica Polak and Denise Duijster

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:210

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To compare the effectiveness of systemic doxycycline as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) with SRP alone in improving periodontal clinical attachment level and glycemic control in diabetic patients ...

    Authors: Kenneth Chou Hung Yap and Shaju Jacob Pulikkotil

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:209

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Neurofibromas (NF) are benign tumors of the peripheral nerves that are composed of Schwann cells, perineural-like cells and fibroblasts. The differential diagnosis for a solitary intraneural variant of neurofi...

    Authors: Elyette Broly, Benoît Lefevre, Dominique Zachar and Hilal Hafian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:197

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies of dental antibiotic prescribing show that overprescribing is a worldwide occurrence. The aim of this study was to assess prescribing practices of general dentists in Australia for antibiotics...

    Authors: L. Teoh, R. J. Marino, K. Stewart and M. J. McCullough

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:193

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The cold test is a specific test of pulp sensitivity and is part of the endodontic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to identify the diagnostic accuracy including sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positiv...

    Authors: Brenda Eréndida Castillo-Silva, Jorge Alejandro Alegría-Torres, Gabriel Alejandro Martínez-Castañón, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Norma Verónica Zavala-Alonso, Nereyda Niño-Martínez, Eva Concepción Aguirre-López and Nuria Patiño-Marín

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:189

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  9. Content type: Case report

    The etiology of traumatic ulcerative granulomas with stromal eosinophilia (TUGSE) is not clear, traumatic irritation having advocated as the most likely cause. TUGSEs are typically self-limiting slow-healing l...

    Authors: Giacomo Setti, Eugenia Martella, Cristina Mancini, Paolo Vescovi, Cristina Magnoni, Pierantonio Bellini, Ilaria Giovannacci and Marco Meleti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:186

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  10. Content type: Case report

    McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a rare multisystem disorder that classically was defined by the triad of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia of bone, café-au-lait skin pigmentation, and precocious puberty. It is a...

    Authors: Theodora Miti Kabali, Jeremiah Robert Moshy, Sira Stanslaus Owibingire, Karpal Singh Sohal and Elison N. M. Simon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:180

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Screening for medical conditions (MCs) of public health importance is a first step in disease prevention and control. Prior studies in the United States found oral health care providers (OHCPS) embrace screeni...

    Authors: Saba Kassim, Badr Othman, Sakher AlQahtani, Alemad Mustafa Kawthar, Sterling M. McPherson and Barbara L. Greenberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:179

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Oral health is related to general health and one of the most prevalent chronic diseases is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes can have adverse effects on oral health and vice versa. Saliva analysis can be used as a n...

    Authors: Marjan Kheirmand Parizi, Hamed Akbari, Mahsa Malek-mohamadi, Maryam Kheirmand Parizi and Shahla Kakoei

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:175

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Otodental syndrome is an exceptionally rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by a delayed eruption of posterior teeth, globodontia, lisping, and sensorineural hearing loss. In this case report, we re...

    Authors: Ji-mei Su, Su-juan Zeng, Xiao-wei Ye, Zhi-fang Wu, Xin-wen Huang and Janak L. Pathak

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:164

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Use of hyaluronic acid-based products has become a valuable alternative to drug-based approaches in the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). The presented study aimed to investigate the effect of ...

    Authors: Domenico Dalessandri, Francesca Zotti, Laura Laffranchi, Marco Migliorati, Gaetano Isola, Stefano Bonetti and Luca Visconti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:153

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Animal studies are pivotal in allowing experimentation to identify efficacious treatment protocols for resolution of peri-implantitis. The purpose of this investigation was to characterize an expedited dog per...

    Authors: Wook Jin Seong, Georgios Kotsakis, Jong-Ki Huh, Soo Cheol Jeong, Ki Young Nam, Jong Ryul Kim, Young Cheul Heo, Hyeon-Cheol Kim, Lei Zhang, Michael D. Evans, Heather Conrad and Robert J. Schumacher

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:150

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Children with learning disabilities (CLD) have worse health outcomes than children with no learning disabilities (CNLD). This systematic review compared caries experience and met dental care need for CLD to CN...

    Authors: Mark D. Robertson, Falk Schwendicke, Mariana Pinheiro de Araujo, John R. Radford, Jenny C. Harris, Scott McGregor and Nicola P. T. Innes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:146

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  17. Content type: Research article

    As oral cavity is the main location of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latency and shedding, and as EBV-encoded latent membrane protein-1 (LMP-1) has a crucial role in cell transformation, association between EBV inf...

    Authors: Rifat Rahman, Sopee Poomsawat, Rachai Juengsomjit and Waranun Buajeeb

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:142

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Cemento-osseous dysplasia is a benign fibro-osseous lesion of the tooth-bearing region of the jaws with a periodontal ligament origin. It appears predominantly in Black and Asian middle-aged females. Its impor...

    Authors: Andrea Brody, Attila Zalatnai, Krisztian Csomo, Andrea Belik and Csaba Dobo-Nagy

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:139

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon clinicopathological condition which is characterized by the formation of calcium salt deposition in intra-articular or peri-articular soft tissues. It usually presents as a fo...

    Authors: Yang Sha, Kanglun Hong, Melvin Kang Ming Liew, Jing Li Lum and Raymond Chung Wen Wong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:138

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is affected by dentofacial deformity. Patients with dentofacial deformity are normally treated with orthognathic surgery, including conventional three-stage met...

    Authors: Xinqi Huang, Xiao Cen, Wentian Sun, Kai Xia, Liyuan Yu, Jun Liu and Zhihe Zhao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:136

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Economic evaluations provide policy makers with information to facilitate efficient resource allocation. To date, the quality and scope of economic evaluations in the field of child oral health has not been ev...

    Authors: H. J. Rogers, H. D. Rodd, J. H. Vermaire, K. Stevens, R. Knapp, S. El Yousfi and Z. Marshman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:132

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine radiologic microarchitectural changes in the mandibles of ovariectomized (OVX) rats through a systematic review and meta-analysis and to identify factors of the OVX rat model that i...

    Authors: Jeong-Hee Lee, Sang-Sun Han, Chena Lee, Young Hyun Kim and Bulgan Battulga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:128

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Few published reports have presented concordance between treatment choices selected by dentists in hypothetical clinical scenarios and treatment choices made by the same dentists in actual clinical practice. T...

    Authors: Mark S. Litaker, Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D. Brad Rindal, Jeffrey L. Fellows, Marc W. Heft, Cyril Meyerowitz, Sidney Chonowski and Gregg H. Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:112

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The quality of life in Class III malocclusion patients are worse than those without the disorder and previous studies have shown that surgical orthodontic treatment has a different effect on these patients com...

    Authors: Jiaan Ni, Shaohua Song and Nuo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:109

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Residents in long-term care (LTC) institutions require care plans to effectively resolve dry mouth. Simple and easily comprehensible dry mouth indices must be developed to assist care professionals in determin...

    Authors: Yao-Ming Cheng, Shao-Huan Lan, Yen-Ping Hsieh, Shou-Jen Lan and Shang-Wei Hsu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:106

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Studies indicate locally-delivered statins offer additional benefits to scaling and root planning (SRP), however, it is still hard to say which type of statins is better. This network meta-analysis aimed to as...

    Authors: Ruoyan Cao, Qiulan Li, Yu Chen, Mianfeng Yao, Qiqi Wu and Hongbo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:105

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Differences in the expression of oxidative stress (OS) markers between female patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and healthy individuals indicate that OS plays a role in the pathogenesis of TMD. B...

    Authors: E. Vrbanović, I. Lapić, D. Rogić and I. Z. Alajbeg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:100

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) can occur after gum recession or enamel loss and may impact quality of life. Treatments include toothpastes that decrease DH by occluding dentine tubules. One effective occluding ...

    Authors: Jonathan Creeth, John Gallob, Farzana Sufi, Jimmy Qaqish, Paola Gomez-Pereira, Chandrashekhar Budhawant and Chhaju Goyal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:98

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Toothbrushing is a daily routine. Still, when adults are asked to manually perform oral hygiene to the best of their abilities, a considerable amount of plaque persists. Little is known about the performance o...

    Authors: Waldemar Petker, Ulrike Weik, Jutta Margraf-Stiksrud and Renate Deinzer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:96

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    The oral health of community dwelling frail older people is poor, and depends on the oral health care provisions available within their own community. The implementation project ‘Don’t forget the mouth!’ (i.e., t...

    Authors: Bach Van Ho, Roxane Anthea Francesca Weijenberg, Claar Debora van der Maarel-Wierink, Corine Mirjam Visscher, Gert-Jan van der Putten, Erik Johan Anton Scherder and Frank Lobbezoo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:91

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Dental caries in the expanding elderly, predominantly-dentate population is an emerging public health concern. Elderly individuals with heavily restored dentitions represent a clinical challenge and significan...

    Authors: M. Tickle, D. J. N. Ricketts, A. Duncan, L. O’Malley, P. M. Donaldson, J. E. Clarkson, M. Black, D. Boyers, M. Donaldson, R. Floate, M. M. Forrest, A. Fraser, A. M. Glenny, B. Goulao, A. McDonald, C. R. Ramsay…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:88

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Since periodontitis is bi-directionally associated with several systemic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases, it is important for medical professionals in a non-dental setting to be...

    Authors: Martijn J. L. Verhulst, Wijnand J. Teeuw, Sergio Bizzarro, Joris Muris, Naichuan Su, Elena A. Nicu, Kamran Nazmi, Floris J. Bikker and Bruno G. Loos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:87

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) have been reported to be an alternative treatment to CPAP in moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) cases. The design of MAD has a major influence on its success ...

    Authors: P. Mayoral, M. O. Lagravère, M. Míguez-Contreras and M. Garcia

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:85

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Current knowledge on treatment strategies and choice of restorative materials when treating deep caries or severe dental developmental defects (DDDs) in young individuals is scarce. Therefore, the aim was to i...

    Authors: M. M. Uhlen, H. Valen, L. S. Karlsen, A. B. Skaare, A. Bletsa, V. Ansteinsson and A. Mulic

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:80

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to analyze the levels of stress of edentulous patients through the state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) and salivary flow through the visual analogue scale (VAS) xerostomia questionnaire, as well a...

    Authors: Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Emily Vivianne Freitas da Silva, Nádia Biage Cândido, Adhara Smith Nóbrega, Rodrigo Antonio de Medeiros, Doris Hissako Sumida, Fernando Yamamoto Chiba and Daniela Micheline dos Santos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:75

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The association between oral health and malnutrition has been investigated in detail. The nutrition of elderly subjects in residential care homes is determined by caregivers, dietitians or nutritionists and ma...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Nomura, Ayako Okada, Erika Kakuta, Ryoko Otsuka, Kaoru Sogabe, Kiyoshige Yamane, Taku Yamamoto, Yuko Shigeta, Shuji Shigemoto, Takumi Ogawa and Nobuhiro Hanada

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:74

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  37. Content type: Research article

    To examine: (I) the current evidence of the impact of fixed orthodontic appliances on the development of halitosis in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, and (II) the influence of different orthodontic ...

    Authors: Salem Abdulraheem, Liselotte Paulsson, Sofia Petrén and Mikael Sonesson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:72

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Maxillomandibular bone defects arise from maxillofacial injury or tumor/cyst removal. While the standard therapy for bone regeneration is transplantation with autologous bone or artificial bone, these therapie...

    Authors: Shinobu Shimizu, Shuhei Tsuchiya, Akihiro Hirakawa, Katsuyoshi Kato, Masahiko Ando, Masaaki Mizuno, Masashi Osugi, Kazuto Okabe, Wataru Katagiri and Hideharu Hibi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:69

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Many countries offer systematic group prevention programs in kindergarten and school in order to promote children’s oral health. Little is known, however, about the actual toothbrushing abilities of children w...

    Authors: Renate Deinzer, Oliver Cordes, Julia Weber, Lisa Hassebrauck, Ulrike Weik, Norbert Krämer, Klaus Pieper and Jutta Margraf-Stiksrud

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:68

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Past meta-analyses have shown adjunctive systemic Azithromycin (AZI) to provide minor clinical benefits in scaling and root surface debridement (S/RSD). However, these have not considered the covariance of key...

    Authors: Nithya Jagannathan, Aneesha Acharya, Ong Yi Farn, Kar Yan Li, Luigi Nibali and George Pelekos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:65

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The plant Salvadora persica (miswak) has a long history of use in oral hygiene. Associations between the use of Salvadora persica and decreased oral bacteria numbers and plaque scores have been reported. This sys...

    Authors: Elaf Jassoma, Lina Baeesa and Heba Sabbagh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:64

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Toothache is a common consequence of untreated caries, predisposed by poor oral hygiene and high caries risk. Most children expressed their pain through their parents or carers. The aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Halenur Altan, Hüseyin Çevik, Serkan Doğru, Alem Coşgun, Mustafa Süren and İsmail Okan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:59

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Besides classical and electrical toothbrushes market offers tooth brushes that can be chewed, like chewing gums. The aim of this study was to show the effectiveness of chewable toothbrush versus a conventional...

    Authors: Rasa Mladenovic, Andrijana Cvetkovic, Brankica Martinovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Milan Zivkovic, Zoran Arsic, Sasa Mladenovic, Tanja Zecevic Lukovic and Dragana Dakovic

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:58

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    2.048 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.393 - 5-year Impact Factor
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