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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. To date, there is still no consensus about the clinical efficacy of non-surgical periodontal therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with periodontitis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to summarize ...

    Authors: Yu Huang, Zheng Zhang, Youli Zheng, Zhulan Zhao, Yang Zhong, Qingyu Zhang, Degeng Xia, Ning Ma and Li Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:340

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Dental caries is one of the most prevalent non-communicable disease globally and can have serious health sequelae impacting negatively on quality of life. In the UK most adults experience dental caries during ...

    Authors: Jan E. Clarkson, Craig R. Ramsay, David Ricketts, Avijit Banerjee, Chris Deery, Thomas Lamont, Dwayne Boyers, Zoe Marshman, Beatriz Goulao, Katie Banister, David Conway, Bhupinder Dawett, Sarah Baker, Andrea Sherriff, Linda Young, Marjon van der Pol…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:336

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Comprehensive caries care has shown effectiveness in controlling caries progression and improving health outcomes by controlling caries risk, preventing initial-caries lesions progression, and patient satisfac...

    Authors: Stefania Martignon, Andrea Cortes, Gail V. A. Douglas, J. Timothy Newton, Nigel B. Pitts, Viviana Avila, Margarita Usuga-Vacca, Luis F. Gamboa, Christopher Deery, Ninoska Abreu-Placeres, Clarisa Bonifacio, Mariana M. Braga, Fabiana Carletto-Körber, Patricia Castro, María P. Cerezo, Nathaly Chavarría…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:329

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The number and proportion of older people globally is growing faster than that of any other age group. At the same time the number of people retaining some of their own teeth is rising. There significant diffe...

    Authors: Rakhee Patel, Iftekhar Khan, Mark Pennington, Nigel B. Pitts, Claire Robertson and Jennifer E. Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:302

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosa disease that is recognized as an oral potentially malignant disorder. However, the potentially malignant nature of OLP remains unclear.

    Authors: Fumihiko Tsushima, Jinkyo Sakurai, Atsushi Uesugi, Yu Oikawa, Toshimitsu Ohsako, Yumi Mochizuki, Hideaki Hirai, Kou Kayamori and Hiroyuki Harada

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Pulpal and periodontal healing are two main concerns of delayed replantation of avulsed teeth. The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of topical and systemic application of tetracycline...

    Authors: Mingmei Meng, Yandi Chen, Huidi Ren, Qiong Zhang, Song Chen, Xuedong Zhou and Jing Zou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:289

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Human dental pulp is a highly dynamic tissue equipped with a ...

    Authors: Davy Aubeux, Ove A. Peters, Sepanta Hosseinpour, Solène Tessier, Valérie Geoffroy, Fabienne Pérez and Alexis Gaudin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:276

    Content type: Review

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  8. To assess variations in adherence to guideline-recommended processes of care for oral cavity cancer patients.

    Authors: Antoine Eskander, Axel Sahovaler, Jennifer Shin, Konrado Deutsch, Matthew Crowson, Neerav Goyal, David L. Witsell, Kristine Schulz, Neil D. Gross, Randal Weber, Samir S. Khariwala, Seth Cohen, Derek Walter CyrLee and Vikas Mehta

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Salivary interleukin (IL)-1β, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, pyridinoline cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) are related to periodontitis. This...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Ni Kang, Fei Xue, Jing Qiao, Jinyu Duan, Fan Chen and Yu Cai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Thermography is a contemporary imaging modality based on acquiring and analyzing thermal data using non-contact devices. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity of thermography, compared with t...

    Authors: M. Atef Aboushady, Wael Talaat, Zaid Hamdoon, Tarek M.Elshazly, Nivin Ragy, Christoph Bourauel and Sameh Talaat

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research article

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  11. There is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of moderate sedation in pediatric dentistry, compared to protective stabilization, which remains routinely used in Brazil despite moral questions. This prospect...

    Authors: Gabriela Seabra da Silva, Anna Alice Anabuki, Karolline Alves Viana, Patricia Corrêa-Faria, Mônica Maia Moterane, Tamara Kerber Tedesco, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Marie Therese Hosey, Daniela Prócida Raggio and Luciane Rezende Costa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:256

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. (−)-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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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