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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a multifactorial inflammatory disease. For the diagnosis of CP, it is necessary to investigate molecular biomarkers and the biological pathway of CP. Although analysis of mRNA exp...

    Authors: Asami Suzuki, Tetsuro Horie and Yukihiro Numabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:52

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Molar-root incisor malformation (MRIM) is a novel dental phenotype likely related to a patient’s past medical history. This case aimed to confirm MRIM by histological and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) exa...

    Authors: Alenka Pavlič, Milka Vrecl, Janja Jan, Milan Bizjak and Ana Nemec

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:49

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic criteria and tools used in caries lesion detection have been shown to affect the decision-making for caries treatment. Compared to other diagnostic criteria/classifications, ICDAS has been shown...

    Authors: Muawia A. Qudeimat, Yacoub Altarakemah, Qasem Alomari, Nour Alshawaf and Eino Honkala

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:41

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  25. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate gingival inflammation from fixed-dose combinations of vitamin C, vitamin E, lysozyme and carbazochrome (CELC) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis following scaling and root planing.

    Authors: Ji-Youn Hong, Jung-Seok Lee, Seong-Ho Choi, Hyun-Seung Shin, Jung-Chul Park, Seung-Il Shin and Jong-Hyuk Chung

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:40

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Oral diseases, such as early childhood caries (ECC), have a complex etiology with common, behaviour-related risk factors. Appropriately targeted behavioural intervention using effective tools can help to elimi...

    Authors: Michaela Bartosova, Miroslav Svetlak, Martina Kukletova, Petra Borilova Linhartova, Ladislav Dusek and Lydie Izakovicova Holla

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:33

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Extracellular matrix secretion and odontoblastic differentiation in human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are the cellular bases for reparative dentinogenesis. Osteomodulin (OMD) is a member of the small leuci...

    Authors: Wenzhen Lin, Li Gao, Wenxin Jiang, Chenguang Niu, Keyong Yuan, Xuchen Hu, Rui Ma and Zhengwei Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:22

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  28. Content type: Research article

    While associations between salivary characteristics and dental caries have been well studied, we are not aware of this being assessed in a remote Indigenous child population, where lifestyles may be different ...

    Authors: R. Lalloo, S. K. Tadakamadla, J. Kroon, O. Tut, S. Kularatna, R. Boase, K. Kapellas, D. Gilchrist, E. Cobbledick, J. Rogers and N. W. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:21

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) must take individual patient risk factors into account. We conducted a multicenter joint retrospective cohort study to investigate the value of modified periodontal risk as...

    Authors: Takahisa Hirata, Shinya Fuchida, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Chieko Kudo and Masato Minabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:19

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-based tooth bleaching reagents have recently increased in popularity and controversy. H2O2 gel (3%) is used in a Nightguard for vital bleaching; transient tooth sensitivity and oral mucos...

    Authors: Kuan-Yu Lin, Ching-Hung Chung, Jheng-Sian Ciou, Pei-Fang Su, Pei-Wen Wang, Dar-Bin Shieh and Tzu-Chueh Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this clinical study was to prospectively compare the clinical and radiographic success rates of BiodentineTM pulpotomies versus formocresol pulpotomies in children vital primary molars.

    Authors: Omar Abd El Sadek El Meligy, Najlaa Mohamed Alamoudi, Sulaiman Mohamed Allazzam and Azza Abdel Mohsen El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:3

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Psychological problems might play important roles in oral mucosal diseases such as recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU), oral lichen planus (OLP), burning mouth syndrome (BMS), but the relevance to patients’ qualit...

    Authors: Chao Yang, Lina Liu, Huijie Shi and Yuanyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:226

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  33. Content type: Research article

    An aesthetic smile has a number of components, and people generally equate a good dental appearance with success in many areas of life. The features that determine smile aesthetics could provide significant in...

    Authors: Juste Armalaite, Monika Jarutiene, Arunas Vasiliauskas, Antanas Sidlauskas, Vilma Svalkauskiene, Mantas Sidlauskas and Grazvydas Skarbalius

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:225

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Increased amount of tongue coating has been reported to be associated with increased bacteria count in the saliva and aspiration pneumonia in elderly people. However, the implications of tongue coating for pre...

    Authors: Madoka Funahara, Souichi Yanamoto, Sakiko Soutome, Saki Hayashida and Masahiro Umeda

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:223

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  35. Content type: Research article

    When mouth breathing becomes habitual, it can cause sleep disorders and abnormal maxillofacial growth, thus early detection of habitual mouth breathing is important. We created a questionnaire for early detect...

    Authors: Masahiro Sano, Sayaka Sano, Hiromasa Kato, Ken Arakawa and Masaaki Arai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:216

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobials is a significant threat to global public health. In England, approximately 5% of all antimicrobial items are prescribed by dentists, despite the limited indications ...

    Authors: A. Sturrock, D. Landes, T. Robson, L. Bird, A. Ojelabi and J. Ling

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:206

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The estimated number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLHIV) in Uganda is 1.5 million (7.3%). As of June 2016, 60% (898,197) of PLHIV were enrolled and receiving antiretroviral therapy...

    Authors: Dunstan Kalanzi, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Damalie Nakanjako and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:205

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) have poor glycemic control owing to extreme impairments in glucose tolerance. There are few reports regarding dental implant surgery in patients with type 1 DM. We d...

    Authors: Hajime Shimoda and Tetsu Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:204

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Recombinant amelogenin protein (RAP) is reported to induce complete root apex formation in dog model when used as apexification therapy. It also induces pulp regeneration in 85% of the treated group. Thus, the...

    Authors: Maha M. F. Mounir, Jamila M. A. Farsi, Turki Y. Alhazzazi, Moustafa A. Matar and Azza A. El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:201

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease in which comprehensive inflammation-related cytokines are involved. These cytokines are commonly produced by immune cells and specific no...

    Authors: Liping Wang, Yinshen Yang, Xiaoqin Xiong, Ting Yu, Xinhong Wang, Wenxia Meng, Haiyan Wang, Gang Luo and Linhu Ge

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:197

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